Well I heard from my oncologist on Monday and she and the tumor board agreed that chemo is still the best option for me. I went this morning and got my gemzar, which is the one I have been getting since beginning of my treatment and then I started taking a pill form of chemo that I will take twice a day for the first 14 days of the cehmo cycle and I will take the gemzar at the hospital on the first day and the eighth day and then I will have one week off.
We saw Dr Khan today too and she felt my abdomen and can tell that the tumors have grown again. We are hoping that this new drug will work as well as the first one did without side effects that make it so I can't take it. We asked about going back to the cisplatin that I was on first that was working but gave me significant hearing loss after only two doses, and she said it would be my choice but it would probably make me deaf. So please pray that this new drug works. On the bright side, I don't have to get the shots at home anymore, much to Dave's dismay, lol :)
Monday, March 5, 2012
Hello all, just an update for you. I had an appointment with my oncologist last week and she said it seemed like the tumor is the same size not any smaller so she sent me for a ct scan this morning. She called tonight and said that I wouldn't be getting my chemo this week because she is going to present my case to the liver cancer board at Henry Ford Hospital downtown on Friday. She said it is a tam of doctors and surgeons that specialize in liver cancer. She said they will come up with a chemo plan and she will talk to the surgeons to see if they can offer any options. She said there is a localized treatment where they would cut off the blood supply to th e tumors but she wasn't sure it was an option because there are so many tumors. I will let everyone know when I hear anything. My oncologist said not to lose sleep over this so we are staying positive waiting for a new plan of action :)
Monday, February 20, 2012
Just a quick update, I have been feeling pretty crummy for the past week. Very tired and queasy most days. Today I feel the best I have in a while, hopefully I will get one more good day tomorrow and then back to the hospital on Wednesday and Thursday for chemo again. I will let you all know how it goes! Thanks for thinking of me and my family :)
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Just wanted to let everyone know that Pete and Michelle are hosting a fundraiser for us on Thursday, March 29th at the VFW hall on 14 Mile off Garfield from 5-9pm. There will be pasta, salad and bread, the cost is $20 per person. Please contact Michelle at 405-7917 or Pete for tickets or more information. Thanks everyone!!
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Hello Family, Friends of Andrea! In an effort to help our dear friend Andrea with finances during her battle with Liver cancer my co-worker has offered her commisson on items sold during my 31party. PLEASE, PLEASE help if you can. You can log into the direct link and shop. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. And also spread the link! Id love to make life a bit easier for Andrea and her family!
Monday, February 6, 2012
Got the results of my ct scan this morning...Dr said things look good, the rumors look smaller, so we are happy! The dr is switching my one chemo medicine because I am having hearing loss because of the cisplatin. I can't get chemo today but I will come back to the cancer center on Wednesday to start the new cycle. My nurse said that the worst side effect of this drug will be that I will be cold sensitive, that if I breathe in cold air my throat will feel tight like it is closing up and my fingers and toes may feel numb and pins and needles if I touch something cold. The good news is that I shouldn't have to come to the hospital for hydration everyday. Let's just pray that this drug works as good as the other one! I will also have to get shots for 5 days after the treatment. The pharmacy is checking with our insurance to see if they will cover it for me to do it at home so we don't have to drive to the hospital. I would have Dave give them to me, he is just a little too excited about that! Will update again soon!