February 4, 2011 at 5:13 pm #47383lisaParticipant
I am so, so sorry to hear this news. I hope that you will be made more comfortable. I pray for you and Cindy every day. May God be with you both and give you strength.February 4, 2011 at 3:37 pm #47382cherbourgParticipant
I’m sending hugs and prayers your way… This is one of those times to take it 5 minutes at a time and then the next 5 minutes.
You show your deep love for your wife in worrying about her. You are always so strong for your family…they are always been number one on your list!
Please keep us updated on your progress! We are here for you!
PamFebruary 4, 2011 at 3:23 pm #4738132coupeParticipant
Add my prayers to all of the others. May God intervene on your behalf.
Grace and Peace,
bobFebruary 4, 2011 at 2:57 pm #47380darlaParticipant
I too am so sorry to hear of this. I am hoping today will be a better day for you. You and Cindy are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love & Hugs,
DarlaFebruary 4, 2011 at 1:09 pm #47379gavinModerator
I am sorry to hear this news. I hope that today you get some better news from the doctors and I will keep my fingers crossed for you. Sending you a load of positive thoughts.
Thinking of you and Cindy right now,
GavinFebruary 4, 2011 at 12:56 pm #47378mlepp0416Participant
Rick: So sorry to hear this – Tell Cindy to hang in there (from one caregiver to another). Keep the faith and take it one day at a time. I know that sometimes doc’s can be wrong. For Tom and I they told him he had a mass in the groin and started him on IV Chemo and three weeks later there was no evidence of a mass so we suspect that there had never been one in the first place….
Go with God
Hugs to both you and Cindy.
MargaretFebruary 4, 2011 at 8:21 am #47377marionsModerator
Rick…..so sorry to hear the latest news. Can you feel the tidal wave of love coming your way?
The gastrostomy will bring much needed relief from the relentless vomiting. My heart is with you and I am hoping so much for some good news for you.
MarionFebruary 4, 2011 at 3:59 am #47376jathy1125Participant
Rick, so sorry to hear your news. My husband was also alone when the doctor told him, that I only had 36 hours with out a new liver. He says it was one of worst moments in the cc battle. It is so good of Jamie to offer companionship for Cindy. Lots and lots of prayers to you and Cindy.-CathyFebruary 4, 2011 at 3:52 am #47375lainyParticipant
Rick, I am so very sorry to hear what is happening. I wish I could physically be there for you and Cindy. Sending my prayers for some better news to come.February 4, 2011 at 3:27 am #47374jamie-dMember
Rick I am so sorry to hear this news. Hopefully in the morning the news will be better. I am an hour north of Mayo and if you would like I would be happy to come and keep Cindy company. Just let me know if I can help in any way.
JamieFebruary 4, 2011 at 3:26 am #47373kathybMember
Rick, I am praying for you and your wife and hope better news comes tomorrow.
KathyFebruary 4, 2011 at 3:16 am #4715rick-kampMember
I’m inpatient at Mayo right now. Had a CT scan which showed some “swelling” in the duodenum and then an ERCP to replace stents. During the ERCP, it was found that the so called swelling is likely all new peritoneal cancer which is substantial. All other areas showed stability, except for this. And my tumor markers were way down. So we are a little bit confused. But, this is bad news.
It would mean that the peritoneal mets are advancing quickly. And they are starting to cause nutritional problems because of nausea and vomiting. This means I will probably need a feeding tube and gastrostomy vent put in. More importantly it would mean that Gem/Cis is not working and that this cancer is highly active and moving quickly.
I’m not sure what to expect. We will get more news and clarification tomorrow. I just hope there is some other explanation. My poor wife is here with me and alone while I was in recovery after hearing the news from the Dr. I feel so badly for her. I wish some family was here for her!!
Please pray for us. It is a very difficult time.
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