Topic: Peritoneal Spread
I am back again after several months of abscence. I had a nicely localised cc for a long time but after recent tests found that I have a new 4cm tumour on my liver plus spread in the peritoneum - on the abdominal wall and on the outside of the bowel causing me to have bad symptoms of reflux and vomiting. These symptoms are fortunately under control with medication becasue they sure made me fell very ill. When I saw the doctor he gave it to me straight and did not offer me any treatment. I, however was not ready to give up and because I was still doing well ( I still work full time I might add) said we could try another chemo option but he was pretty straightforward with the possible result- ie probably would not work! This guy is a bit of a pessimist, yes? So now I have just had my 1st round of carbplatin & etoposide - side effect very nasty- all my cell counts became diabolically low and I had to have a blood transfusion. I was due for chemo tomorrow but they delayed it by a week and will reduce the dose by 20%. I won't give up yet-I have 2 beautiful girls in their twenties and would like to meet my grandchildren! I still consider myself very young - NOT READY TO DIE!!! Has anyone else had mets in the peritoneum- I'd like to know what happened. I'm not feeling to good at the moment so Europe looks a bit far away at the moment but I'd dearly love to have another overseas trip.