June 2, 2012 at 12:04 pm #60960pamelaMember
I am sorry things didn’t work out with the chemoembolization. On to better things. Please try to keep your chin up. We are all here for you and we know how it feels to not get the news we want to hear. You are always in my prayers.
Love, -PamJune 2, 2012 at 2:58 am #60959kris00jMember
I think I’ll be pulling some too. Having my own issues to deal with. I will say that I have had twinges since cutting off blood flows to this and that. My one onc says it’s easy to attribute to dying cells. What he said is it’s scar tissue because the tumor was shrinking. Great thing to believe in!!!!
I am so sorry you got bad news about the chemoembolization. I hope you find a good trial.
And I understand about the wanting to disappear. I want to keep people updated but the past few days i just want to crawl under a rock.
My hopes and prayers are with you, along with lots of hugs,June 1, 2012 at 6:27 pm #60958
Thanks, friends. I won’t be disappearing. Just going to be pulling a lot of weeds this weekend. Quite cathartic.June 1, 2012 at 6:16 pm #60957
Like Lainy says, not what you or anyone wanted to hear and I’m sorry to hear this news from you. My dad also went through more than his fair share of getting bad news and always used to take a few days to take the news in then he would bounce back again. Take these days for yourself and your family and know that we will be here for you when you do come back again.
GavinJune 1, 2012 at 5:04 pm #60956lainyMember
Dear Byron, not what you or any of wanted to hear but still something can be done. Always good to have choices. I remember every time some not so good news came up Teddy would take a couple of days to “reconoiter” his thoughts. You know that any decision you make will be the RIGHT one!June 1, 2012 at 4:16 pm #60955
Well, some bad news for me. I was getting set for my 2nd chemoembolization when the Onc decided he wanted scans first. I had chest and abdominal CT done Wednesday evening. Thursday morning we were told I now had mets (couple of small ones) on my lungs and the area of adenopathy in the hepatic area had enlarged further, so any further embolizations were cancelled. Now, they would like me to participate in a clinical trial.
Going to take a few days for me to gather my wits back together and decide what I want to do from here.May 14, 2012 at 6:16 pm #60954
Sorry to hear about the pain that you are having from the treatment. Hope that this can be controlled and that the pain goes away soon. And I like your thinking about this a lot, these darned tumours dying indeed! Keep cutting the supply off to them big time and kick their butts!!
GavinMay 14, 2012 at 2:53 pm #60953wallsm1Member
Byron! Glad to see you back on here! Sorry for the current issues. I’m so glad you had a nice time in Hawaii!
Keep in touch!
SusieMay 14, 2012 at 1:53 pm #60952lainyMember
AW, Byron, so sorry you hare having this pain, but here is hoping it works the miracle. We were not lectureing you because you were gone….we just missed you! But Mort is back on the Mustang again!May 14, 2012 at 1:44 pm #60951
Sorry to all. I forget that in this business, no news is not necessarily good news.
My first chemoembolization went OK. The Dr. told us that he couldn’t get the beads into all areas he wanted to because my previous chemo treatments (I only had 5 treatments of gem/cis) had damaged some of the arteries in my liver. Oh, and by the way, the results of this treatment hurts like a son of a gun. It was just supposed to be an overnight stay, but since they could not control the pain via oral medication, I got to stay an extra day until I could manage the pain.
The chemo beads plug up the arteries leading to the tumors, so they get their blood supply cut off. Your body tends to signal intense pain when tissue gets blood starved.
I just kept telling myself “it’s just the darned tumor tissue dying”.May 12, 2012 at 6:29 pm #60950
Howdy to you too Byron!! Yes you were missed and yes we are glad that you are back again! Thats great that you both had a good time in Hawaii, it sounds lovely over there!! Hope all goes well for you on the 31st, fingers are crossed here for you and please let us know how it goes.
GavinMay 12, 2012 at 1:23 pm #60949betsyMember
Yes, I missed you too Byron! and was very worried. Sorry for the insurance coverage issues. Glad you were able to get away and go to Hawaii.
BetsyMay 12, 2012 at 11:49 am #60948marionsModerator
Byron…thanks for popping back in on us. Good luck on the 31st.
MarionMay 12, 2012 at 3:03 am #60947pamelaMember
This proves I have some kind of ESP. I have thought about you from time to time and wondered how you were doing. But today, your name popped into my head and I wondered if there was a way to find out if you were ok. I was afraid to e-mail for fear the worst had happened. Thank God you are ok. Imagine my surprise, when your name popped on the screen on this site. You must’ve received my vibe!!! Happy to hear you had a great time in Hawaii. Great news that you had chemoembolization. All the best to you.
Love, -PamMay 11, 2012 at 11:01 pm #60946EliParticipant
Byron, can you do me a favor? PLEASE DO NOT DISAPPEAR AGAIN!! I thought about you often wondering what was going on with you. Great to see you back!
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