Topic: Teddy Update

We just got home from the radiologist after almost a 2 hour visit. Talked with the dietitian who is at his office. Its like one stop shopping there. The radiologist is extremely happy with T and is ordering another PET Scan for June. I think the insurance company hates him. The hard "lump" is a small hernia caused from the Whipple Surgery. Not to worry, nothing to be done about it.
The bloating and gas could maybe be helped with a Pancreatic Enzyme which he has to go to an Internist for. This could aid in his digestion. All in all excellent news. I asked him about the accuracy of PET Scans and he said "its the best we've got". But not perfect. He also has a new cyber knife machine called the Novella TX and it already makes the one used on T in December out dated.  With the new one no  more gold rod injections needed and it is even quicker than the one T had. The doctors face lit up when he talked about it. I also gave him a stack of our brochures.  So for this moment in time are are good to go. We thank you for all your good thoughts and wishes, they certainly helped.
P.S>  Do not know why he gets cold........

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Yay, hip hip hooray, da da dada daaaaaaaaaaa, zipideeee doooo dah, zipideeee ayeeee.. my oh my it's a wonderful day.  So pleased and happy for Teddy and you, Lainy.  My prayers and support.

Sophie

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Teddy although, feeling chilled, it does not  hinder his standing as our miracle man. 
Hugs to both of you,
Marion

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Oh Lainy, this is such great news - I love to hear it!  You both must be feeling pretty good!

Joyce C.

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So glad to hear that there is nothing serious going on.  Just a bump in the road!

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Yipppeee!! Wonderful news and makes our night. Sleep well tonight smile

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What great news and what a relief for the two of you.  Now if only he can warm up! smile

"One Day At A Time"

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Oh my dear friend...wonderful news! I can feel your radiance and excitement right through the computer screen! Lots of hugs and smiles...you made my day!

Love,
Heather

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Hi Lainy!  Can you put Teddy outside (maybe not in direct sunlight) with plenty of water so he won't dehydrate?  My mom used to love it when the sun shined through our car window onto her.

Marjo

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He is a lover of sun. With his Sicilian skin he is already tanned but since the cancer watches it carefully. I forgot you are in SFO>  Teddy's cousin owns Aliotos on the Wharf. Ever eat there? Its great!!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

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Lainy!  Are you  kidding me?  What native San Franciscan has not eaten at Alioto's.  It's an icon.  Cold on the wharf though.  I am thinking of you and Teddy basking (baking?) in that Arizonan heat.  After Ahwatukee, I moved up to Fountain Hills for a couple of years.  10 degrees cooler.  107 instead of 117.

Marjo

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I asked, because Joe Alioto (owner) is Teddy's, like 3rd cousin. Really nice guy!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

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I  met  w/  surgeon/ oncologist  @ Pittsburgh  Medical  Center (UPMC)  yesterday.  He  discussed  an  implantable  pump  that  injects  high  dose  of  chemo  directly  into  the  liver.  Has  anyone  used  this  technique,  know  anything  about  it ?   For  me,  he  said  it's  a  future  possibility  &  wants  me  to  continue  on  my  Gemzar / Xeloda  regimen,  since  the  CT scan  showed  some  tumor  death  ( necrosis )  last  time  in  center  of  tumor.

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LAiny,
Great news. I think Teddy is a miracle man.

Kris

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

36 year old patient with buckets of hope