I recently had my first CT scan after chemo. Everything is stable. No new spread or mets but no shrinkage. I guess this is a victory of sorts. Still undergoing the clinical meds and gemzar.
when i went for chemo this week i was told no trial drugs this week due to low blood counts. still got gemzar at 75%. put on levaquin for a week. ran a fever thursday so i left school early. it's funny how your priorities change....the school can run without me!
so far no side effects from the chemo. occasional nausea that passes quickly. I keep compazine with me all the time and crackers! I have found if I go too long without food, the nausea hits. I haven't been told what stage I am in....based on what I've read it is probably Stage IIB. Haven't asked...not sure if I want to know right now. I have not heard the drs put a timeline on my prognosis...again haven't asked. I know at some point I will need to know these things but I think I will wait until I have another scan to see if shrinkage has occured.
I am an 8th grade special education teacher from Tennessee. Currently undergoing treatment at Sarah Cannon Research Institute in Nashville, TN. I am in the clinical trials for ARQ 197 phase I. I take 6 pills a day and am also undergoing weekly treatments with Gemzar.
it is great to have a site to go to and know that everyone will understand my questions and fears as well as a little dose of anger. I try to keep my emotions in check and remain positive but sometimes it is hard.
recently diagnosed with CC. i went to the dr. in mid dec. due to itchy skin. My bloodwork showed elevated liver enzymes. 3 days later I am at the gastr. scheduling an ERCP. Had stent put in and itching subsided. on to surgeon. Laproscopic surgery revealed a 21mm mass in the gall bladder and a small spot on the liver that was removed. now undergoing clinicl trials. I am 52 years old and just had my 2nd grandson 2 weeks ago. I want to be around to watch them play ball and dance at their wedding!