Great news Lainy!!
Re: My Introduction to the club and trouble finding help for my son (1 replies, posted in Introductions!)
Oh my gosh, sounds like you all have been through the ringer!! I want to welcome you to the site and I am so sorry you have a reason to be here. You will find great support and information from our posters who I am sure will be along soon.
What kind of Chemo do they want to start with him? Have you gotten another opinion at a major cancer center with docs that are used to dealing with this cancer? I went to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, Roswell Park in Buffalo, and Sloan Kettering in NYC to get opinions. Have they said where the cancer has returned to?
I am sure others will come along with more useful information for you. I am so sorry you are going through this with your son.
Take care and best wishes,
You only have to go so far as Rochester, NY, to get your answer. In order to save a file in notepad you go to the menu item "File" and select "Save" , select the folder called "desktop" on the left and name the file in the line provided at the bottom entitled "File Name". To find it again, just look at your desktop (which is the background on your computer screen) and look for the filename you named it. You can reopen it and then choose "file" and choose "print" and you are good to go.
Hope that was what you were asking and this helps.
What fabulous news!! YIPPEEE!
Glad to hear that your doctors look deeper and are willing to investigate! Hope all goes well Lainy. thinking of you and sending love your way.
Congrats on your successful resection!! Welcome to the site and sorry you had a reason to be here. You are among the very lucky that get this disease to have been able to have surgery. I also went to the Mayo in Rochester, MN. Mine was for a third opinion. I found it to be very nice and reassuring to be there. Who was your doctor?
Here's wishing you continued health in your recovery.
You may get more answers to your question if you post it in the section entitled "General Discussion". I believe more people will see it there.
I don't have an answer for you, but I wanted to welcome you to the site and say how sorry I am that you had a reason to be here.
What a gut blow!! But as a wise woman always says, once you have a plan in place you go into fight mode.
Great that Robin can go with you to the doc because as we all know, another set of ears is helpful when going through things like this.
Stupid *#$*@& cancer. It doesn't know who it picked on this time! You are the strongest fighter I know Lainy.
Wishing you the best.
Welcome to the site and so sorry you had a reason to come here. I am not sure I can add to what others have said, but wanted to welcome you and say hello.
Welcome to the site, but so very sorry that you have reason to be here. And sorry to hear all that you and your husband have been through. You have certainly been through the wringer. Sounds like the docs have plans, which is always good. I hope that the new regime works it's magic on those horrible tumors.
Feeling like this is surreal is part of the shock of this type of diagnosis. You are doing your best and moving forward which is a positive step.
Thinking of you and your husband.
It may be helpful to find a mental health counselor, perhaps one that specializes in grief. You don't necessarily have to go on medication, but if after meeting with a counselor it is suggested, it's because you need it, probably for a short while. Grief can become all consuming and we really do have to live life and go on, but it's not always easy and sometimes we need help.
Everyone's experience with anti-depressants is different and they have lots of different ones. I don't think that addiction is a problem with the newer drugs.
If your doctor recommended insulin to manage diabetes you would do it because it's what you need...same holds true for mental health medications. Do what's best for you.
Hope things get better and school goes well for you.
I am so sorry that the news you received was not good. As others have said, once the initial shock wears off, I hope there is a new plan of attack that will give you hope again.
What wonderful news! thank you for posting.
That is awesome Hercules!! Great good news. Congrats. I am sure you are an inspiration to all of those struggling with this awful disease.
My cc tumor was "poking" into the head of my pancreas, which at first led them to believe that I had PC, but biopsy showed CC instead. I had Whipple surgery and they removed that part of my pancreas.
Thinking of you.
Glad to hear from you Patti. Wish the news was better, but sounds like there are plans ahead for you and that is good.
hang in there Patti, we are here for you.
Great good news! Congrats.
Always great to hear when things are moving in the right direction.
That's great news, especially that he is feeling better. Continued good thoughts coming your way for continued good news!
Great news!! I am so glad to hear that normal life is taking over for her.
So sorry to hear about your dear Mum. She sounds like a brave woman. My thoughts are with you and your family.