Topic: Some hard numbers....
Hey kids - told you I'd be back. And here I sit in chemo, and I'll sit and I'll sit. I'm a bit jealous of the folks that have just Gemsar to take - I'd be outta here in half an hour if it weren't for all the fluids that get pushed with the Gemsar/Cisplatin combo. Buuuut, it's hard to argue with the following numbers:
SUV from my Tumor (09/09) - 12.6
SUV from my Tumor (02/10) - 3.5
SUV from my lymph nodes (09/09) - 14.1
SUV from my lymph nodes (02/10) - 5.5
The math on the cancerous activity as measured by the PET shows a 72% reduction in activity in my liver tumor, and 61% reduction in the lymph nodes. I received a total of 6 cycles of chemo during this time. That's crazy good news.
In other news, I came across this article recently and brought it up with my oncologist: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100309/ts … apanpapaya
He's cool with me brewing and drinking the papaya leaf tea, and as I said last time, I'll do just about anything if it might help fight this bugger. The word on the street was that papaya leaf tea is a bit bitter. That would be the understatement of the year. It's some pretty wretched stuff, so best to chug it.
I also cut out pretty much all refined sugar from my diet. This is really because I have a horrible sweet tooth and the more I indulge, the more I want. There are those (Anti-Cancer, for one) that argue sugar just "feeds" cancer....that may be true, but who knows?
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Matthew 6:34