Topic: My liver is a happy duck
I saw my oncologist today. Yesterdays bloodwork was fantastic. 2 of the 4 normal, the main one down from last week and .2 away from normal and the last higher, but it measures cell death and my oncologist said with chemo, you want cell death so it was good.
Happy, happy liver. Soo I can continue with chemo!!! Yippee.
AND I asked about the PET Scan-apparently I am not lit up like a Christmas tree. The uptake of the sugar in the cancer cells was minimal so she thinks that my cancer is not as aggressive right now as it could be. The spots in my liver and the big tumor in my stomach were both "diffuse" and in the case of the liver, the radiologist found it but she had a hard time distinguising it from normal liver. All sounds good to me. The lymph node is the brightest spot but even that wasnt too bright.
My scans are being sent to 2 research hospitals in Sweden to see about surgery. Until then, I can have no radiation on the lymph node because that will make the surgery harder. And if I have surgery, they will take it out then anyway. They are still thinking no surgery right now as they want to shrink the tumor some, but she wanted to make sure.
At the end of the meeting, I again pointed out that I have not given up to which she replied of course not and neither had she. So there you go, one more good cancer day for me.
AND since my liver is so happy, I get to take antacids again. No more heartburn. AND I get to stop taking the steroids which has caused such hunger that I wake up in the middle of the night to eat because I am so hungry and because of that I have ballooned in weight. But even that is good because now I have "extra" padding to lose during the chemo process so I wont become a skeleton too soon. Call me vain, but I would rather be overweight in a country of skinny minnies than look like a cancer patient!
What a good day. Off to plan my garden at the summer house.
36 year old patient with buckets of hope