Discussion Board Forums Introductions! 6 rounds into chemo and and feeling it….

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  • #48502
    jathy1125
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    Glad to hear things are better. I am a cc survivor due to 2 liver transplants. Any treatment to save our life will have negative effects, but we must focus on the “save”. The last 2 years have been full of bumps but I am AlIVE and cancer free. Diabetes can be a temporary conditon because of transplant and in my case wasn’t. (one less thing to deal with). I will be immuned supressed the rest of my life and take anti-rejection medicine, but no big deal I am ALIVE.
    Keep all your options open and keep posting because there is so much “HOPE” here!
    Lots of prayers-Cathy

    GO GREEN RECYLE YOUR ORGANS-YOU CAN SAVE A LIFE!!

    #48501
    jim-wilde
    Member

    jpo98056, good MRI … very nice. Keep ’em coming, it’s certainly the news we all love to hear, and I sure you were delighted.

    #48500
    lainy
    Participant

    Yea! JPO, see you already got the hang of this….we love good news! kEEP IT COMING AND YOU KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

    #48499
    nur1954
    Participant

    jpo – wonderful news….so happy for you! – Nancy

    #48498
    marions
    Moderator

    jpo….I am sooooo happy along with you. Congratulations on a great report. Hoping for a good night of sleep, tonight.
    All my best wishes,
    Marion

    #48497
    jpo98056
    Member

    I had my MRI today and follow-up with my surgeon. He said that it looks good. He wanted to wait for radiologists to give the final word, but, said he saw nothing that locked out of place. I am Sooooo, happy tonight. Thanks to all for the kind thoughts and words, they helped. Jim Wilde, your story sounds much like mine, here’s hoping for the same type of results!!

    #48495
    marions
    Moderator

    Hi JPO and a warm welcome from me also. I am sorry to hear that your sleep is suffering greatly. The enclosed link will lead you to the site of the NCI: http://www.cancer.net/patient/All+About+Cancer/Treating+Cancer/Managing+Side+Effects/Sleeping+Problems%3A+Hypersomnia+or+Somnolence+Syndrome+or+Nightmares
    Additionally, you might want to be come acquainted with our google search function, top right. Simply enter the word: sleeping and many previous threads will appear. As you will notice, sleep issues are not uncommon for those undergoing chemotherapy and, there is help for you.
    My fingers are crossed for a super MRI report.
    All my best wishes,
    Marion

    #48496
    jpo98056
    Member

    UW= University of Washington (Huskies).

    #48494
    jim-wilde
    Member

    Welcome. I too had a resection 4/8/09 followed by six months of Gemzar chemo. I lost ~50% of the liver, gall bladder always goes (doesn’t fit with the new plumbing scheme), and so far, I’m still clean. BTW, don’t knock a resection. A transplant has it’s own set of negatives, like becoming instantly diabetic and having to learn to give yourself insulin shots. My last hospital roommate had a transplant. The worst for him was the lifelong anti-rejection medication. Quite frankly, I considered myself fortunate to have had a resection.

    Chemo was the least fun part of the whole deal, but tolerable. The best part of chemo is it usually has an endpoint you can look forward to. I had a rough spot or two during chemo, but it wasn’t that bad, especially 24 hours after an infusion.

    I wish you well on your CC adventure and hope for lots of clean scans for you. Good luck!

    #48493
    lainy
    Participant

    JPO, is UW University of Wisconsin? I am from Milwaukee. Well, it sounds like Dr. Park knows what he is doing and with good results. I would tell him about your side effects and see what he can give you to help you through to the end of the chemo. Honestly you are really doing quite well. Please keep us posted as we have a lot of caring people here in our little family that we hate to see growing!

    #48492
    jpo98056
    Member

    Sorry for not being more specific. I am 52 and was diagnosed 9/2010. 1 tumor on my liver 3.5 cm and operable. They operated 10/14/2010 (UW hospital – Dr. James Park – who is a wonderful surgeon). He found 3 tumors on my liver and removed all – taking 35% of my liver. He also took gall bladder and a few lymph nodes since he was there. All the pathology reports were negative with the exception of tumors on the liver. He had told me in advance that I was not a transplant candidate because of the type of cancer, so resection and chemo were the best options.

    #48491
    lainy
    Participant

    Dear JPO, welcome to our wonderful family but sorry you had to find us. I know you don’t feel well butcan you telll us a little more about yourself. What is your diagnosis and where are you being treated? Combine Chemo with waiting for a 6 month MRI news and I would be nervous too but we try to stay positive
    or as we say, realistically optimisitc. When you say not feeling good are you nauseous? Weak? No appetite? There are things the Oncologist can order for you to help you get through the chemo. We need to know a little more so that we do not relate the wrong suggestions to you. I look forward to your next post.

    #4844
    jpo98056
    Member

    Day 3 of round 6.. I’m not sleeping well and a little down. I go in Tuesday for my 6 month MRI.. a little nervous.

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