Topic: Charlie's latest CT
Charlie finished 6 rounds of oxaliplatin and Xeloda recently. CT scan this past week showed that overall the tumors in his liver are stable. Some had a little lessening and some showed a little growth, but taken as a whole, they are stable. That's what we've been praying for. Hard not to get disheartened somewhat seeing your loved one going through so much harsh chemo for a long period of time. I want to see some shrinkage! Selfish of me I guess. Stable is a good thing and some people don't even get that so I shouldn't complain. Just thinking (and typing) out loud. His weight is stable, still doing things he enjoys, eating pretty good. So many things to be thankful for. He still gets frustrated that he gets tired so quickly, but for what he's been through, he's doing good. He decided to take a chemo break. We'll send his latest scan to UNC Hospital and to Dr. Kennedy in Cary to see about the possibility of Cyberknife and/or Theraspheres. His oncologist asked him, "Charlie, what do you want? Quantity or quality of life? Boy, what a hard question. Charlie grinned and said BOTH! Don't we all? Love to all.