Opdivo infusion #46

Opdivo infusion #46

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After an 18 month hiatus, I'm back on immunotherapy. This time I'm at the Kaiser Permanente facility in Tyson's Corner Virginia, this can be merely a few miles from my domestic. It's newer and more spacious than either Hopkins or GW's chemo components. At the appointed time, I was seated in the recliner and the nurse instantly placed an IV (since I was deported last year) and did a blood draw (I'd done my labs last Friday, but she didn't see a Hepatitis B attempt on my chart). While that attempt was running, she scheduled my next 3 infusions. Once the nivolumab arrived, she hooked it as much as the infusion machine, and it was no different from my 45 prior infusions. Here's to hoping that the effect likewise is no different, and once more I'll slide into remission.

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