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  • dawna
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    Stable is great news. My Mom’s first evaluation was stable and her next evaluation three months later showed ALL tumors shrunk 50%. Hopefully your sister will be on the same path.
    Prayers and good vibes your way!!

    in reply to: Tarceva is working – no cancerous cells in liver! #38153
    dawna
    Participant

    Amazing news! Thank you for sharing and may good reports like that be the norm for you. Good news like this enables me to be hopeful for my Mom. I will share your story with her.

    in reply to: Still going strong! #37476
    dawna
    Participant

    Congratulations!! Here’s to an infinite amount of cancer free scans.

    Everytime I get discouraged about my Mom’s illness, I find hope in the what is working part of this board. It is my safe place.

    Keep up the great work!!

    Dawn

    in reply to: Good News #36984
    dawna
    Participant

    As soon as I heard the good news about my Mom, I immediately thought about all of you and how anything is possible. I really believe the battle can be won. Keep on fighting everyone!!

    in reply to: Sound Familiar? #36811
    dawna
    Participant

    Got my family on board for the tape recorder.
    Mom has a treatment today. Hopefully her levels will continue to be as encouraging as they have been.
    Next Thursday is big scan day. April fools day..
    Positive energy all around.
    Safety in numbers..

    in reply to: Sound Familiar? #36808
    dawna
    Participant

    Thank you all so much, first for your prayers and second for your suggestions. I will try the tape recorder route. Hopefully the doctor will be on board for that.

    Also, do you know if there is a play back for today’s webinar? I really wanted to listen in, but had to work.

    Dawn

    in reply to: Sound Familiar? #36802
    dawna
    Participant

    Thanks for your quick reply. My Mom is 63 and is being treated at Moffit in Florida with consult from the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. She came to NY for treatment, had a consult at Sloan, had the surgery done in North Shore Universtiy on Long Island and I have been in touch with an Angel/Doctor at Mt. Sinai in NY. All the docs were in agreement for her initial treatment.
    My step father is her main caregiver but my sister is also there. I will try to conference in on the next visit. Hopefully it can be done.
    Her tumor in the bile duct was 1.2 cm but I am not sure how many spots were in the liver.

    dawna
    Participant

    My Mom was diagnosed in November and she had been on cholesterol meds for several years, at least 10. I too have questioned the connection as it seems suspect. Will pass along any information I will find.

    in reply to: I can hardly believe it myself! #33189
    dawna
    Participant

    Suzanne,
    I am new to the board, and don’t know you at all, but I am so truly happy for you.
    Feel great and looking forward to hearing more wonderful news from you in the future.
    Best Wishes,
    Dawn

    in reply to: Mom had unsuccessful surgery yesterday #33567
    dawna
    Participant

    Hello,
    Thanks for the referral for Dr. Schwartz at Mt. Sinai. I am dropping off the scans tomorrow and will follow up with the reports from the hospital on LI.
    Dawn

    in reply to: Mom had unsuccessful surgery yesterday #33566
    dawna
    Participant

    Thank you for all of your support. I am certainly able to regroup and and draw stength from all of your prayers and good wishes. We began taking action, made phone calls and will not stop until we get somewhere.

    I also have access to Vanderbilt in Nashville. Anyone have experience there?

    Love,
    Dawn

    in reply to: Mom had unsuccessful surgery yesterday #33558
    dawna
    Participant

    Thank you for responding and for the advice. I feel as if I know many of the members on the board as everyone is enduring the same pain. Can’t let it slow you down though. Knowledge is power and I have been searching for information since we suspected the diagnosis. It is encouraging that there is hope and it is also encouraging that many members have been able to halt the progression. I am sure I will have many questions and will need help along the way. I am praying I can discover something along the way that can help others on this board. Miracles happen right?
    Dawn

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