Thank you so much for the reply and information. When we saw our Oncologist after the inability to do ChemoEmboliztion on my wife, we did learn that the metastasis in her liver had much slowed its rapid growth that occurred from late November 2006 to February 2007, now increasing only 10% from Feb. to April. Since she was feeling so good, we asked if he thought not starting chemo again could wait a few weeks, and he said YES! So we got ready and took our first real vacation in nearly 4 years, 3 weeks by car from the Southwest to the Oregon Coast and Seattle area! I felt this would do her as much good- and maybe more - than starting chemo again immediately, and I think it did! Praise the Lord! She did great on the trip, no problems, and we had a wonderful time.
She had a CT Scan on May 24th, the results of which we will learn at her doctors visit on June 1. Then, depending on the results, she may be on the Taxol & Carboplatin, (but not Xeloda) which she is much dreading, although she did great on Gemzar & Oxaliplatin with very few side effects. Therefore, your husband's experience helps very much and I am anxious to tell her. Naturally, all of us going through this know that response and side effects are very individual, but your response gives us much hope!
Incidentally, is your husband on a particular diet or supplements? We have moved my wife to more natural foods, even though she always preferred vegetables & fruits, and have her on Milk Thistle with plans to add more supplements. Our Oncologist is not much of a believer in this, but I'm hoping I can convince him to go along.
May the Lord be with both of you. You will truly be in our prayers.