Topic: Stable for 13 months
I have been on gemzar, xeloda, and nexavar for the last 13 months.
When I was diagnosed in May 2011 my cc had gone to my liver, peritonial,
2 spots in lungs, lymph node in abdomen, and T9. I went for my 7 week CT scan this week and got results yesterday. My CC continues to be stable. Dr. Lenz
(USC) says he doesn't like the overused term "miracle" but my case is truly a miracle. Taline, his wonderful PA said I need to look at this as achronic illness
like diabetis and keep going on with my life. My first goal last year for myself
was to make it to my son's high school graduation this June. I made it and will
be there proudly on June 23rd. I now will set a new goal of seeing my daughter complete her sophmore year in High School in 2012, and my son his first year of college. I feel the Lord is carrying me through this and constant prayers from my family and community are letting this miracle happen. The cancer is all still there, but is quiet. I know how rare it is that I have no stints, and have never had any problems beside occasional nausea, slight liver pain(off and on) and diarehea. I am usually down about 3 days after chemo, but better after that. Somedays I feel perfectly normal. Just wanted to share, as some of you know
this year has been emotionally very difficult for me and although I am up and
down, I finally am trying to live my life. Thank you for all of your support.