January 2, 2011 at 1:25 pm #45930katieloumattMember
Thanks for the updates Hans. Please would you pass on my thoughts and best wishes to Kris.
Happy New Year to you both,
KatieJanuary 2, 2011 at 3:29 am #45929hollandgMember
Thanks for taking the time to report of Kris’s treatment….I know its difficult when you’re away from home. You’re in my thoughts and I’m hoping for good news for you in 2011.
GerryJanuary 1, 2011 at 10:40 pm #45928lalupesParticipant
Thank you, Hans. Wishing you both a happy new year & I pray 2011 will bring you GOOD news!! XDecember 29, 2010 at 1:21 am #45927mlepp0416Participant
Thank you so much for the update in Kris. Prayers are coming her way from Wisconsin!
Tell Kris “One day at a time, One moment at a time if necessary”. Hang in there kiddo!
MargaretDecember 28, 2010 at 10:28 pm #45926betsyParticipant
Thanks for the news re. Kris. I think of her all the time and I’ve been so worried. Please say hello to her from me.
BetsyDecember 28, 2010 at 10:08 pm #45925gavinModerator
Thank you very much for giving us an update on Kris and how she is doing. I am thinking of you both and please pass on my best wishes to Kris from me, and I am also sending you both a load of positive thoughts as well.
GavinDecember 28, 2010 at 4:11 pm #45924darlaParticipant
Thanks for the update on Kris. I think of you two all the time. Lots of love & good thoughts being sent to you both.
Love & Hugs,
DarlaDecember 28, 2010 at 3:36 pm #45923nur1954Participant
Hans – Thank you for letting us know the latest. I think of you both every day, so it is good to hear from you. Along with everyone else, give Kris a hug from me and continue to post when you can. Let’s hope Sweden gives you a big “Hell Yeah”……NancyDecember 28, 2010 at 2:20 pm #45922cherbourgParticipant
Thanks for the Kris update. I’m thinking and praying daily for the both of you!
Give her a great big hug and tell her I got my wish for snow at the beach for Christmas! (Actually the day after Christmas but close enough!)
Hugs to the both of you!
PamDecember 28, 2010 at 1:15 pm #45921lainyParticipant
Hans, thank you so very much for the Kris Report! Sending her all the best and please let her know we are thinking about her and give her a huge hug.December 28, 2010 at 12:04 pm #4530monkeybuttParticipant
Even though things are extremely boring here at the clinic I never seem to find time to write about what’s happening…
Thet treatment schedule continues as it has done since we came here. Local hyperthermia once a day, during which she also wears an oxygen mask (glorified as oxygen therapy), and she also gets put in this big electromagnet, which we both agree is a way to make people feel they get more treatment for their money and possibly some placebo… She’s been through the first cycle of Irinotecan (not apparently a Mexican pyramid) and 5FU. Plans are to give her a whole body hyperthermia treatment – which is a four hour procedure under anesthesia – on thursday (although it keeps being put off).
Kris is doing relatively well, but throwing up blood several times per day. Less so during the nights now though. She gets blood transfusions every couple of days to keep supply up. Morphine makes her tired and makes her halucinate, which she does not appreciate, and the tumor related fluid retention is very noticable. Her sholders are skin and bones but from waist down there is entirely too much of her. In quite good spirits though, and focused on getting treatment to turn things around.
Today’s meeting with the head doctor was good because he confirmed the plans for whole body treatment, but also a little chilling because he emphasized that unless there is improvement there is very little “space” if matters get worse… Not very reassuring…
It will be very interesting to see if the Swedish tax payers will pick up the bill for this after we get home, as I think the clinic will be suggesting a repeat performance after a few weeks at home. It would be a load off Kris’ mind to know that we will be reimbursed, but I am afraid that it will take some time before we know and we may have to plan a second round before we get a decision on the first.
Kris sends her love to all of you!
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