Topic: I got chemo and good news

So my liver values are good enough to get chemo...still above average but within chemo range. Of the 4 they measure, 3 are almost at average and 1 is double, but 1/4 of what it was last week. Yippee!!!! So I got my xeloda avastan and oxaliplatin. So far only side effects are a sensitivity to sour food and cold.

On to equally (perhaps better) news....the scan on Friday showed no blood clot...good. A bile duct is enlarged, but not as enlarged as it was last scan....better. AND my liver has a place where the tissue is "different" than the surrounding tissue and it was picked up on PET scan. New scan showed that  there is NO mass or tumor, and when injected with contrast, the area functions like its surrounding tissue. My doctor said there was no "focal" cancer, but that I could still have cancer in my liver, but the unorganised  situation of it meant that chemo might work better on it...the best news! I told my sister yesterday that I could only get good news today and I was right. The suspicious lymph node they will monitor and I will have another scan in 2 months. I will stay on steroids for my liver and remain off of all other medication. I am so happy today!

Take that stupid cancer!

Kris

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

36 year old patient with buckets of hope

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Kris,

Good, better & best. What more can you ask for.  smile Thanks for the update & I am glad the news was all good news for a change. I will be hoping that it stays that way! You deserve to be happy with all this good news.  Let's keep it coming!  If anyone can show that cancer who's boss, you can.

Take Care Kris.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

"One Day At A Time"

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Oh Happy Days, Kris!  What good news from our Munchkin! Now you can really enjoy your sister's visit and look forward to that romantic little cottage. I hope everything continues to look upwards for you as you are certainly a fierce tiger!!! Good for you. YIPEE!!!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Kris.. Sure love to hear the current explainations of the suspicious looking areas.  This cancer simply does not get it for it is "Kris" it is dealing with. 
I am happy along with you.
Hugs
Marion

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Kris,

This is great news, you sure showed who is the boss!

Patty

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Hey Kris, that's great news! I knew things would start looking up - you're just too important to this board with your uplifting posts. Glad you gave the blood clots/tumors the old TKO. Keep it coming!
Joyce M

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Hi Kris,  I'm so relieved for you!  I haven't been on the boards recently, good to see happy news for you.

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<<<CARTWHEELS>>> 

I love hearing CC take it! 

Practice positive cancer destroying visualizations and know that we are all here for you.  (((hugs))) -ljg

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Thanks everyone. It was a good cancer day. I still have the thin grapefruit tumor hanging out in the abdomen. I keep telling it that it has to go because I am stronger than it. I hope the chemo can shrink it enough for radiation or surgery...or at the very least keep it from growing.

And I must say, getting of the antidepressents was not as hard as I thought. I was a little teary tonight, but far more "stable" than when they put me on.

kris

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

36 year old patient with buckets of hope

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These posts are so encouraging. Congratulations. It's very inspiring as I start my chemo regimen today that other people are scoring positive points.

Something else that inspired me today was a letter I received from a friend... Pardon me for digressing, but he said this:
"John, your fight is not over, not by a long shot. You wrote at some point that maybe you would be the 'miracle kid'... But it's kind of like the old paradox of Predestination - - You are saved already, but you should nonetheless demonstrate this fact by the way you live your life. In other words, you ARE the miracle kid, so live like it."

I found this little bit to be especially motivational - no matter what age you are diagnosed with cancer, we can all be miracle kids.

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John....absolutely, miracles are all around us.  Thanks for sharing the wisdom of your friend.
Thinking of you,
Marion

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God Bless You All!!!  What a great group.  Each and every one of you.

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Kris
I'm so happy for you...things are finally working out.  You're news really made my day!

John
Thanks for sharing your friend's thoughts with us.  It's such a meaningful thought for me personally and I appreciate him putting it into words! 

Jean

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That's great news Kris. Enjoy you're cottage. It sounds wonderful.  Mary

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Wonderful news, Kris.

G

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Good news, Kris! 

My scan is next Tues (4/14).  Fingers and toes are crossed for good results.

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Kris  I wish you well    Janet

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hey kris,

yippieeeeeeeeee i am so  happy for you.

moon

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Such great news, Kris.

I loved it when you said, "Take that, stupid cancer."  You talk the talk and walk the walk, Kris.  What a supergirl in my book!  I name you in my prayers every night.  You're around the same ages as my daughter and nieces, and your feisty spirit reminds me of them.

All my best,
Sophie

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Kris,
You told this Cancer where to go, and it listened!!   Your positive attitude sprinkled with lots of anger toward this stupid cancer is what we all need to hear. Keep on getting great reports, enjoy your visit with your sis, and you and Hans enjoy that wonderful cottage!!

The  Lord is my shephard

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Thanks Kris,
Jim and I are VEERRRRRRRRRRYYYYYYYYYYY happy to hear the good news. Yippeee!!

Thanks for making my day, wonderful, wonderful news.

warmest wishes from phoenix,
danielle

PS - - thanks for the message John smile