Topic: Hello Everyone!

My name is Kelly Reimer and I am new to this site.  I am 43 years old and was diagnosed with Stage IV CC on May 8th.  I am so lucky to live in Houston and to be under the care of doctors at MD Anderson. 

I have been told that Chemotherapy is my only treatment option right now.  Yesterday was my 9th treatment.  We have had a little success.  I have had two CT Scans that showed my cancer was stable with sight shrinking and improvement. My cancer marker number has shown more significant improvement with big drops but seems to be leveling off now.   I realize this is a good result but I want more as I'm sure most of you can understand!

I'm happy to have found a place to connect with others who understand.

Thanks,
Kelly

Re: Hello Everyone!

Hey Kelly! Sorry you had to find us.

You are in the right place with MD Anderson! I love them there! I see Dr. Javle. He is the sweetest man! I have had lots of success under his care. When I first started, I was given no hope for surgery or transplant. Now, almost a year later, I find myself on the transplant list at the Methodist Hospital there in Houston.

Hang in there girl, this can be a hard ride, but with love and support, you will be just fine.

~Tiffany~ 31 years young wink Fighting CC since 10-27-2011
Wife to Brian; Mommy to Carter (8) and Madison (4)
http://tiffanyschwantes.wordpress.com/
Liver transplant 7-9-2013

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Hello Kelly, welcome to our extraordinary family but sorry you had to join us. You are indeed under excellent care at MDA and we love the words, shrinkage and stable! You are never new here for very long so jump right in as we are one big loving, caring family. You will find many heros here such as yourself and feel free to 'voice' your opinion at any time. Looking forward to hearing more good news from you!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Welcome an also sorry you had to find us. I am a CC survivor 3 years cancer free. I have an amazing story to share, please read it on my FB page (Catherine Sims Dunnagan), there is HOPE!
Tiffany is proof you are at one of the best places for CC! Keep posting we look forward to sharing more of your story.
Lots of prayers-Cathy

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Kelley....a warm welcome from me to you.  I am glad that you have found us.  I wish for continued positive response with your current treatment.
Hugs,
Marion

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Welcome to the site Kelly.  Wishing you the best with your treatment.
I am 32 and had a resection in May 2011 for intrahepatic cc.

Take care,
Susie

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Hi Kelly,

Welcome and like the others I am sorry you had reason to find us.  I am a 2 year 9 month survivor of stage 2b extrahepatic CC.  I had a Whipple and 6 months of chemo (no radiation) that ended June 2010.  I have had a few scares along the way, but they have turned out to be nothing so far.

Sounds like you are getting some good results with your chemo and I wish for continued successful in the future. 

You will get lots of information on this site form many others.  Just wanted to say hello and welcome.

*Hugs*
-Randi-

Survivor of cholangiocarcinoma (2009), thyroid cancer (1999), and breast cancer (1994).

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Hi Kelly,
Welcome to a wonderful place with amazing, caring people. The knowledge of this board is fantastic, we have so many knowledgable experts. I love having a place to go where I can be truly understood.
Lisa

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