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Tom,

Stay strong and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. 

Hugs to you and yours...

Pam

My Mom lost her one year battle with CC on April 3, 2009.

"A prognosis is simply an audit of how truly precious each day is.  Live each day to the maximum, celebrate what was, and what is - Don't spend your life looking forward to what will or might be." .... words of wisdom from my beloved son on hearing of his grandmother's CC prognosis.

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Hi Tom thinking of you and wishing you my best

                                                                            kind regards Janet

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Tom

Thinking of you across the miles in South Africa.

love and prayers

Michelle

"My dad, Tony, passed away on 4 October 2010, after a 19 month battle with CC"   - I carry you in my heart, Dad, forever.

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Hey Tom, keep us posted on how your next appointment goes.  Staying inside does tend to make us feel isolated.  I hope you can get out and about soon.  Good reports and good wishes for you!

Carol

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Hi Tom,

I too have lumps on my head and have had several removed in the past.   I was told  they were clogged oil glands.  I currently have 4 or 5, but I've never mentioned them to any of the doctors treating me for this horrible cancer.  I guess I should mention it.

When did you first notice the lumps?  And do they start small, then get bigger over time?

- Suzanne

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Suzanne...I have asked other physicians but, none had related lumps to this cancer.  This of course, does not mean that it possibly be linked to CC.  Lowered resistancy due to the cancer has been mentioned, which then could manifest itself by the appearance of other diseases.  Please, let us know what you physicians think about this unusual occourence. 
Thanks a bunch,
Marion

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Like a commercial I seen the patient went to the doctors to only find out they had cancer.  The doctor gave them a limited time frame.  They went to another doctor and that doctor said to them.  "I did not see a time frame for your life stamped on your foot" 

Please try to see it that way.  Just because someone tells you have so many months to live, that is how it is?  Would you jump off a cliff because they said it was the only way?  Heck NO!!!

When my mom was sick, I would be the one to keep her going, I refused to let her get down.  She was laughing and walking and trying to dance the night before she passed.   Was I selfish to make her not give up?  maybe but I am willing to be selfish for you.

Keep in touch as much as you can, maybe I can try to lift your spirits.

hugs from dragonflyandbutterfly

When you wake up every morning, ask yourself this question: " I have a choice, will I be a happy person or am I going to be a sad person "  Did you choose the right one?

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Someone on this board had been asked: What is your life expectancy with this cancer?"  Her answer (question) "What is yours?"

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Tom,

FAITH, HOPE, POSITIVE ATTITUDE and A SECOND THIRD or even FOURTH OPINION.....

If I had believed my first Dr. and thier prognosis, (and it turned out to be correct) I would have been dead now for about three months....

I refused to believe what they told me and sought out and found another facility and they gave me hope, believed in ME and thier treatments..... well I just recieved the results today, (after six treatments) of my PET, CT scans and blood work....  ALL are NORMAL and ALL show no evidence of liesions and are "unremarkable"... all previous liesions are no longer seen... bile ducts show no sign of dialation... Chemo has been discontinued (after this one #7 for good measure) and I am now on 3 month check ups..... not bad for having supposed to be dead for three months now....

Never take your first or even second opinion search out the "specialists" those who offer Hope to begin with, and do not strip you of hope from the get go..

God bless you,

Terry

If looking foward brings you fear... and looking back brings you pain.... Look beside you and HE will always be there...