February 3, 2009 at 9:50 pm #25879gavinModerator
Please give my best wishes to Kris and tell her that I am thinking of her and that she is in my prayers.
Do you know if Kris has spoken to her doctors about the possibility of Photo Dynamic Therapy as being one of the treatment options available to her? My dad was treated with this when surgery was not an option for him and Kris has said before to me that this type of treatment interested her. This treatment seems to be undertaken more in Europe than in the USA so maybe it would be an option for Kris.
Wishing the two of you all the very very best.
GavinFebruary 3, 2009 at 8:23 pm #25878lainyMember
Thank-you so much Hans. I understand how Kris wants the truth. I believe in being realistically optimistic. We wish the news had been better but she is so lucky to have a husband like you to help her through this terrible journey, you sound like a fabulous person. Please give her our best wishes, hugs and prayers. Keep us posted when you can.February 3, 2009 at 8:12 pm #25877darlaParticipant
I also want to thank you for taking the time to let us all know what is going on. It is good to hear that she is able to eat a little & is also able to get up & around some. I am sure it is comforting to her to have you there by her side. It is great that you are able to do that & be there for her. As Lisa already said, let her know she is in all of our thoughts & prayers. We are all hoping for the best for both of you.
Try to take care of yourself too Hans so that you can be strong for Kris.
Love & Cyber Hugs for both of you,
DarlaFebruary 3, 2009 at 7:28 pm #25876lisaMember
“One thing Kris is very clear about is that false hope is nothing but a burden”
How true that is. I feel like if things start going bad, I will be disappointing their faith in me or in God.
Hans, thanks for the update. Please continue to tell Kris that she is in our thoughts and prayers. I’m glad she is up and moving around.February 3, 2009 at 7:21 pm #25875devoncatMember
A brief update on KrisJanuary 29, 2009 at 12:21 am #25874jcleggMember
Hans and Kris,
Keep your spirits up, and think positive thoughts. We will all be thinking of you and praying for the best.
Joyce C.January 28, 2009 at 7:00 am #25873tiapattyMember
Kris and Hans,
Sorry to hear this news but, Kris, I know you got spunk, keep your chin up and Hans, please keep us informed.
PattyJanuary 28, 2009 at 5:35 am #25872jeanMember
Hans and Kris
Thanks for the update, though I know we were all hoping for better news. I’ll be interested to hear why they think surgery may not be an option given that there isn’t vascular involvement. It does seem as if Cyberknife very well maybe an option, or even combined with a course of external beam radiation prior to the Cyberknife. Are they planning a PET/CT Scan? I know you really have no answers yet and here I am with so many questions!
I’m glad to hear that Kris is able to be up and around a bit and able to drink some things. That’s good news that she seems to be recovering pretty quickly from the surgery.
Just know we’re all sending love, prayers, and positive thoughts to you both. And thanks Hans for keeping us posted…it is much appreciated.
JeanJanuary 28, 2009 at 3:33 am #25871amyleaParticipant
Hans and Kris,
I am so sorry to hear about your recent setback. I am sending you lots of prayers and positive thoughts. As everyone else has said, there are so many possible treatments out there. Please try and stay positive. We are all here for you. Big hugs to you.
AmyJanuary 28, 2009 at 1:25 am #25870darlaParticipant
Thanks for the update Hans. I will be hoping for the best for Kris. Please let us know how things are going when you have a chance. My thoughts & prayers are with both of you.
Love & Hugs,
DarlaJanuary 28, 2009 at 1:19 am #25869dlm2010Member
Kris and Hans,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Keep thinking positive. My husband was not able to have surgery and we were told that the tumor encased the portal vein and hepatic artery. He just finished 5 weeks of daily radiation and is currently taking a morning and evening dose of Xeloda. He has done very well so far. We will have an MRI done in February to see if the tumor has shrunk. If it has, we are hoping he will be able to have Cyberknife treatments as suggested by our Radiation Oncologist. There are so many treatments out there. Please ask your doctors about radiation. My husband got through the treatments with only fatigue as a side effect. Please let Kris know that her friends on this site are sending our love and prayers with lots of hope that she will get stronger each day.
DebbieJanuary 28, 2009 at 1:09 am #25868glightfootMember
Thank you so much for the update. I’m glad to hear that she’s now walking around the hospital room. Please give her a hug for me.
GJanuary 28, 2009 at 12:56 am #25867marionsModerator
Thank you Hans for keeping us informed and for allowing us to send our love to Kris. There is always some good news that being no portal vein involvement and of course, that Kris is able to drink and walk a bit. Has radiation been mentioned?
Tons of hugs coming your way,
MarionJanuary 28, 2009 at 12:46 am #25866devoncatMember
So, we had the doctor-patient conference.
The tumour is described as a flat disc, some 2-3 inches in diameter, located outside the liver, and pressing on the duodenum. It is to the back of the stomach, very close to, but not wrapped around, the large portal vein. The chances of it being possible to remove it surgically seem very, very small, if at all existing. The tumour has been lurking, and slowly growing, for many months, possibly since the original surgery two years ago.
There is not yet a plan of actionJanuary 27, 2009 at 10:15 pm #25865gavinModerator
Hi Hans and Kris,
I’m sorry to hear of this news. I wish you both all the very best in fighting this, as I am sure that you will do. I will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers and I hope for the very very best for the two of you.
Thinking of you both.
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