October 15, 2013 at 12:54 am #51621lisacraineParticipant
You are an inspiration..thank you for sharing your life with all of us.
LisaOctober 14, 2013 at 6:42 am #51620ladylindenParticipant
Dear Lisa, If there is an after life and I hope there is, I want to tell you that I would have loved to have corresponded with you. I have read many of your posts and will continue until all are read. What an inspirational and brave person you have been throughout this terrible ordeal. Although you were very sick, you continued to care about others. I am sure you are missed, but please know your spirit is with me and your postings are motivating me to stay strong and brave, just like you. Thank you for all your posts and being a great example of what bravery is all about. I would have loved to have known you. Sincerely, PatriciaSeptember 5, 2011 at 11:19 am #51619appreciatehelpParticipant
Hey Lisa… You can be on my team any time!!!
I am a caregiver:
My husband had Whipple surgery in June 2010 followed by chem/radiation; now we’ve just learned of cancer recurrence x 3 in the surgical bed area and chemo is being doneonce again. I pray eyes open, eyes shut, anytime, and anywhere that God heals him. And I pray that God sprengthens me so I can care for him above and beyond.
Reading your post I can see the strength in YOU. So just know how inspiring you are to me and others. God Bless you, “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” Luke 1:37August 15, 2011 at 3:06 pm #51618shardyMember
Thank you! I am sorry that you have to deal w/this, however you have giving me HOPE!!
My dad was diagnosed with inoperaly CC in July. He will start his 2nd round of Chemo on Friday – Gemzar and Cisplatinum, 3 weeks on 1 week off. on his 3rd week of the 1st round his platlets were too low so Chemo was canceled – so he got 2 weeks off.
Reading the statistics really puts fear and very little hope in my thoughs – but you are a new inspiration to me! To know that you have, and continue to survive this horrible diease with out resecution is wonderful news to me!
Thank you – continue your fight and my GOD Bless You and your family!
SuzanneAugust 13, 2011 at 4:01 am #51617lisaParticipant
Ask away! In March 2008 a surgeon in Seattle attempted a resection of the tumor or partial resection of the liver. Unfortunately, the tumor was wrapped around the inferior vena cava, so it was considered inoperable.
I am now in hospice care, and it is a good thing. I get bi-weekly visits from a massage therapist, nurse, and social worker. They are very helpful to see to my needs. I’m still living at home with my adult children, so they can help out where needed. Really, life goes on and I feel the same. Except tired and swollen. I just don’t like my puffy face from the steriods! Today I got a hair trim to even up the flyaway strands. I’m going to try a little mousse to see what happensAugust 12, 2011 at 6:40 pm #51616shardyMember
Congratulations! May I ask – was your cancer operable? You are showing me great faith and hope in the future! My dad has been diagnosed with stage 4, inoperable.
Keep up the faith and healthy living!!
SuzanneAugust 12, 2011 at 9:12 am #51615nancy246Participant
Lisa you exude hope! Keep kicking butt girl! Hugs. NancyAugust 12, 2011 at 5:03 am #51614charleaParticipant
Nancy246, when I learn how to send pictures I might try to do it. I show in the Garry Oak Gallery in downtown Oak Harbor and we do have a website. I have not looked at it lately to see what pictures are on there. Art has been a lifesaver for me in more ways than one.August 11, 2011 at 11:32 pm #51613lisaParticipant
Hi all – well I am still alive and kicking. I was diagnosed August 15, 2007. Everyone is stunned that I’ve been fighting this cancer for four years now. All I can say is that God isn’t done with me yet. I continue in reasonably good health, although I do get tired easily.
There is Hope!
Love to all,
LisaAugust 11, 2011 at 5:16 pm #51609nancy246Participant
Charlea, Nice to hear from you. You are an inspiration to many on the board here. Would love to see some of your pictures! I am sending positive thoughts and prayers for a good CT. Hugs. NancyAugust 11, 2011 at 3:36 pm #51612charleaParticipant
Lisa, I wish you the best in your continued fight against CC. I am in about the same position as you although I am not quite as far along. My diagnosis was January 2010 and chemo failed but a direct chemoembolization to my liver tumor did suppress growth. I suspect my liver tumor is growing again and will have a CT today but I feel well and am actively participating in my art gallery and shows. My faith carries me through and wonderful family and friends have provided me support all along. I pray for all on this site……
CharleaAugust 11, 2011 at 2:46 pm #51611lainyParticipant
Dear Sonia, welcome to our wonderful family but sorry you had to join us. We have several Aussies aboard! You ask anything you want as no question is silly at all, only silly people who won’t ask! Yes, infections are common with any stenting. You will want to watch for chills and fever, should they occur. Has this Doctor told you where the CC is located or anything about it at all? Most important, has this doctor had experience with CC. We are big, firm believers in 2nd and 3rd opinions so do not hesitate to try another doctor if you have any bad gut feelings about this one. Interesting that it took 2 years to diagnose! What comes to my mind is, if no one can tell you anything maybe you are at the wrong place. Just ask away we will answer as much as we can. I am glad you have been reading up on us as knowledge is powerful for CC. At the top of the page is a Search engine, type in a word and posts on that subject will appear. If I may make one suggestion, re post your first one under Introductions as I am afraid it will get lost on this rather long thread. I know you will get many more answers that way. Best of luck to you and please keep us posted.August 11, 2011 at 1:16 pm #51610soniaMember
Hi Just reading your posts and I feel inspired !!! Even though I am i Australia, I found this web page and can’t stop reading. My father in law has just been diagnosed with this cancer. His specialist is on holidays at the moment and we have to wait for him to return to find out his treatment, can you believe that. The specialist has been treating him for the past 2 years for stomach pains and Eddy has just been diagnosed now. We are just starting to ask questions as no one can tell us much. He has to have a stent put in next week and the bag which is draining his bile is on the outside of his body at the moment. They are going to put the bag inside his body. Dr has warned that he could get infections. Is this common? I have so many questions needing answering and probably sound very uninformed about this at the moment. My questions probably sound silly, but I am sure I will get better aswe go along…??? Anyway, I love reading about the terrific fight that many patients are putting up and it is uplifting to hear about people still fighting years after being diagnosed !! Awesome !!July 12, 2011 at 5:14 am #51608lainyParticipant
Hi, Lisa, girl!!! So good to see you here again as I had been thinking about you lately! You are totally awesome.My goodness we have been together a long time! You have such a story of hope for everyone and we love that. I am also elated that you got to be part of the milestones in your children’s lives. That is terriffic. Keep that faith and your fighting spirit. Please let us hear from you as you can…we love you!July 11, 2011 at 6:26 am #5160732coupeParticipant
Just in the last couple of days I was wondering why I hadn’t seen any posts from you. It’s good to hear from you though I understand your absence. For now, I’m just down the road a bit in Seattle so we’re kind of neighbors. I too try to see the hand of God in my circumstances and am so grateful for His grace and mercy. I pray that He will allow you many more milestones and memories. Grace and peace to you…
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