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(13 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Hello, all!  Thank you for the warm welcome and thoughtful responses!  Jim, I think you are right about the chemo inhibiting liver regrowth.  I have my six month scans and doctor visit coming up and I will ask my oncologist then.  I have been busy going back to grad school since I first posted, so I haven't been on here since February.  However, I am happy to report that after some struggling with my chemo brain and lots of reading and study, I think my memory and brain function have improved.  So, I definitely recommend studying something new, learning a new language, etc. to improve your thinking and focus after the effects of chemo, anesthesia, stress and distraction of illness.  Having new goals is exciting, too.

I do experience some fatigue and wonder whether this is normal six months out?  Sometimes I wonder if this is an indication the cancer has returned.  Sometimes every little twinge or symptom makes me anxious.

chezWright, I'm sorry you're having such a hard time with your incision and hope you are healing since your post in March. Good luck and blessings.

Good luck, all!  I look forward to hearing more about your journeys and sharing mine.

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(13 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Hi.  I was diagnosed last year and had a left lobe resection, had my gall bladder removed, followed by six months of Gemzar. My margins were clean.   I am grateful that my first scans after three months show nothing new.  I forgot to ask my oncologist whether my liver had regenerated.   I also wonder if others have experienced memory issues after chemo?  Anyway, I am happy to find you here and look forward to hearing from others who may have had similar experiences.