March 29, 2011 at 7:27 pm #40848
thank you for the good wishes. i have been trying to find articles on the internet about what could be causing the headaches but so far nothing too conclusive. her head scan is scheduled for monday. hopefully all will go well.March 29, 2011 at 11:50 am #40847gavinModerator
That is indeed great news that there is no sign of recurrence from where the tumour was removed, and I hope that your sisters head CT scan also gives more good news.
My best wishes to you and your sister,
GavinMarch 29, 2011 at 5:15 am #40846
Sally….we have never seen, on this board, for this cancer to metastasize to the brain. Someone may come forward re: headaches post chemotherapy treatment but, as far as I remember that also has not happened to any of our members. Stay hopeful.
Crossing my fingers and sending tons of love,
MarionMarch 28, 2011 at 8:09 pm #40845
thank you all for your concern. my sister had her scan on friday. the good news was there is no sign of recurrence where the tumor was removed. we are very happy about that. the new problem is that she has been experiencing bad headaches recently. the drs now want to do a head ct scan to see if the cancer may have spread there. i was wondering if anyone had any experience with this or knows anything about this. there just never seems to be a time of relief with this disease. it is always something. also i was wondering if any one else has gotten headaches after completing the chemo-radiation cycle.March 8, 2011 at 2:28 pm #40844lainyParticipant
Sally, wishing your sister all the good luck there is, on her Scan next month. Please let us know the results.March 8, 2011 at 7:01 am #40843
Sallypa….crossed fingers on the upcoming scan.
All my best wishes are heading your way. Please, keep us posted.
MarionMarch 8, 2011 at 4:26 am #40842
i just wanted to post an update. my sister just finished her final chemo cycle. she did pretty well all things considered. she does have some weakness and pain in her legs, and lost a lot of weight but she made it thru. now we have to just wait and see what happens. she goes for a full body scan in about a month. hopefully there will be no signs of cancer and it will never come back. we are trying to stay positive and pray for her.January 13, 2011 at 3:39 pm #40841jathy1125Participant
Hello-I did gemcidabean, 5FU, radiation and Xeloda for 9 months combined. I never had any hair loss. I only lost hair after my second transplant and that was due to all my anti-rejection medicines and a feeding tube for three months. My hair got very thin and a few bald spots, but never total loss. Good luck and lots of prayers- CathyJanuary 11, 2011 at 3:14 pm #40840
my sister has completed the chemo/radiation period of her treatment. she is doing pretty well all things considered. she had a good christmas and new years. the treatment was rough but she made it thru and is now currently on a break. she lost a lot of weight but looks good. she will begin another 3 month round of gemzar at the end of the month. hopefully she will tolerate that as well as she did the first round. we were told by others that after a break the chemo seems to be more intense with more side effects. she was very happy that so far she hasnt lost her hair but again was told by others that will probably change when she restarts the chemo. does anyone know if this is true. we keep telling her to look forward to spring and the treatments will be finished.December 2, 2010 at 6:05 am #40839
I agree in that some day people will look back on our current treatments and consider it pre-historic. But, we are not there yet. I am happy though to hear that your sister has hit the half-mark soon. Great timing, as she will be able to celebrate the holidays. Thanks for being so kind and keeping us posted about your sis. I hope for the next three weeks to go by real fast.
MarionDecember 2, 2010 at 5:02 am #40838
i just wanted to post an update on my sister. she is half way thru the six week chemo-radiation treatment and so far she is doing as well as can be expected. after three more weeks she will get a month off before another three months of chemo. i wish researchers could come up with a better way to treat cancer than chemotherapy. we are looking forward to the break as it coincides with christmas and new years so hopefully she can enjoy the holidays without too much discomfort.November 2, 2010 at 5:15 am #40837
sallypa…thanks for the update. Nothing but news is coming our way. I believe that there is a good chance for the next round of chemo to be just as tolerable to your sister as the one she has completed. Good luck and
MarionNovember 2, 2010 at 4:49 am #40836
i just wanted to post an update. my sister finished her first cycle of gemzar chemo and now has a week off before she starts five weeks of 5fu chemo and radiation daily. so far she is doing good. the only side effects of the first round were tiredness, nausea, and some weight loss. we are all scared about this next process. we know it is going to be hard. we are praying for the best. i am praying the side effects will continue to be minimal.October 12, 2010 at 7:12 pm #40835
thank you all for your support. one week down. so far everything is going ok.October 6, 2010 at 5:27 pm #40834
sallypa….I can’t wait to hear the good news in April.
Good luck and best wishes,
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