Diary of noticed effects of Nivolumab treatment, when given once every 4 weeks. Each treatment takes most of a day with blood tests, followed by doctor check, followed by pharmacy preparing the drug, followed by a little over an hour of infusion time. The side-effects are of course different for everyone
August and September 2018
Didn’t really notice any effects. A little more tired than usual.
October November December 2018
Another three treatments down. Still tired but able to work normally. There’s a slight rash forming on my legs, and in December my feet suddenly went bright red and itched like crazy. Dr prescribed a steroid cream which quickly calmed it down.
Interestingly, my facial hair has gone completely grey. Advancing age or a side effect? Who knows…
January February 2018
As treatment reaches the half-way stage – the skin on my fingers is starting to dry and crack. Itchy rash that comes and goes on arms and legs.