I do not post on here that often though I frequent board looking for suggestions and advice on how to combat this horrible disease.
A quick update. Last month, I received good news with my scans. Fluid in my peritoneum had gone away and the tumors in my abdomen shrunk tremendously. I also showed two tumors below my small intestine. One stayed the same size and the other saw a good decrease in size.
My oncologist has mentioned if there is continued progress, then resection or intraperitoneal Chemo are possibilities.
I am approaching my 7th treatment on Oxali/Gemzar. Overall my weight and appetite have remained stable.
I am active, I take tango lessons once or twice a week and eat fairly healthy.
Now in lieu of all of this, I sometimes loose sight of the big picture. Like where is all of this going? I try to stay in the moment as much as possible. Though sometimes I think bad thoughts. Specifically when the doctor estimates the amount of time you have left.
Like the Shirelles sing, 'there will be days like this mamma said.'
I have read a lot of stories on here of people defying the odds. And it is o empowering to hear that.
How does one stay positive? To not succumb to morbid thoughts?
Let's keep the fight...