Topic: Good news from scan this week
I just had to share this good news with my friends here.
I am experiencing liver pain and soreness, so my oncologist ordered a scan. The tumor is stable and NOT spreading. I started out diagnosed with a 6 cm x 3.5 cm tumor and am down to a 2 cm x 1.7 cm tumor one year later. The pain may be from the scar tissue from the failed resection last March. I can deal with that now that I know what it's from.
My treatments for over a year have been with Gemzar and Xeloda.
My oncologist called my tumor "lazy", for which I can be very grateful. I don't know why my body has responded so well. I really haven't changed my diet, and have not been excercising regularly due to fatigue issues.
The only supplement I take is a daily multi-vitamin. No other medication except for the occasional Prilosec.
Why this disease attacks some more aggressively than others is a complete mystery to me.
I just came home with my youngest daughter from visiting a college across the state from us. I am beginning to feel hopeful, God willing, that I will be around to see her graduate from WSU in 2014. She is a junior in high school, and looking forward to attending college when she graduates.