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!
36 year old patient with buckets of hope