Topic: FIRST POST CHEMO SCAN!!

Hi all I finally had my first scan after starting chemo about 3 months ago.  I just completed my 3rd cycle of gem/cis and had my scan today.  Though my tumor is very large my doctor is happy to say and relay that the large mass has now shrunk a little over 3cm!!! She was pleased with this news and impressed that with this short amount of time and the amount of chemo I am on that there was... what I like to say pretty substantial shrinkage. The plan is to continue the regimen and re scan in another 9 weeks.  Physically I feel okay most days and numbers are staying high and I am tolerating the chemo well so far.  So this is the most hopeful i have been since I started this journey after being diagnosed in July!!! Determined to fight and live for my beautiful 8 and 6 yr olds and all those around me...

Hope, love, strength...2013 and for the years to come, Porter.

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PFox,
That is WONDERFUL NEWS!!!!! Thats great about your blood counts staying up as this really seems to be a good cocktail for your particular CC ! Thanks for sharing and keep the faith.
Willow

Willow

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Dear Porter, YEA!!!!!!  What great news to be told you are a shrinking woman! That is fabulous news! You made my day now go ahead and keep shrinking.
Living proof once again where there is HOPE there are MIRACLES!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Pfox....wonderful news.  I am thrilled for you.
Hugs,
Marion

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Great good news! 

Hugs,
-Randi-

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I am so happy to hear some good news!  I plan on taking gem/cis for three months, too.  It's good to hear that you have had a positive result. Very encouraging news!

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Best wishes to you too Lady Linden!

Willow

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Great news! I love to hear that people are responding so well to chemo and that the numbers are staying up.

KrisV

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Congratulations Porter!!!  This is great news!!!

Mary

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Congratulations on the wonderful news!! Shrinkage!! Love that word. And I am so happy your bloodwork is good! I think today was a great day for you!

KrisJ
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Congratulations, what great news!! Jules

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Great news! Shrinkage is the perfect word!

Hugs!
Cathy

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Great news Porter, congratulations!!! We love hearing shrinkage and hoping to hear it more coming from you as well!! Time to celebrate and enjoy indeed!!

Best wishes,

Gavin

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