Day 5 with Ibrutinib

Well, I am most ecstatic to give this update on what is now day 5 of my new chemo drug, Ibrutinib. While proven to be quite effective, there are a number of possible side effects associated with this drug. The keyword for me so far is “possible” because I have felt little to zero side effects at all since taking my first dose. If I had to reach for something, I would say maybe there has been some mild and occasional tiredness which in reality I could chalk up to simply  living life.

Lymph nodes are shrinking significantly and I generally feel really good. In fact, on my 2nd day I went out for what ended up being a pretty strong 5 mile run along Philadelphia’s Forbidden Drive. And it was one of my best runs in a while.

The real test will be in the coming weeks because today, I am also starting to taper off of a high dose round of steroids. Next week, I’ll be completely off of the steroids and it will just be me and Ibrutinib. The fact remains though that I’m experiencing no negative side effects from the new drug, and that has us all pretty happy!

Stay tuned.

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