Topic: Good News!

I just wanted to come on here and share my good news because I remember how much I was desperate to hear it a year ago.

My father was diagnosed a year ago with cholangiocarcinoma. We were told it was inoperable, wrapped around a main artery, and they gave us 6 months and no hope. My father was SO sick and lost so much weight and our whole world changed. As his only daughter I was terrified at the idea that now my father would not be at my wedding.

He has been on chemo (I believe gem/cys) ever since.

The first good news came a few months ago when the doctors told us that very very slowly, the tumor was getting smaller and that he could stay alive as long as he was on chemo. To us this was good news but my father fell into a deep depression at the thought of always having to be on chemo. He has barely left our house in months.

But today I am excited to say that they are now telling him that he may be able to stop chemo. And in 2 months he will be there to watch his only daughter get married and I will even get a dance out of him.

I don't know the details of how things will work, or if he will ever have to have chemo again ( I am sure he will) but the fact is that a year ago he was dying. There was no hope. And now, that's just not the case any more.

Just wanted to share.

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Melil18, what great news, we will all be dancing at your wedding along with your Father except we will all be there in spirit. What a wedding gift!!!!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Hi there,

This is excellent news indeed! And thank you so much for sharing it with us all. As Lainy says, what a great wedding gift and I know that the 2 of you will enjoy that dance together! Keeping my fingers crossed and hoping for more good news from you.

My best wishes to you and your dad,

Gavin

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meli....this board really needed a boost of good news.  Thank your for providing it.  Congratulations on the incredible success your Dad is showing with the current treatment.  And, to think that he may be able to stop chemo altogether?  Adding  the additional news of your upcoming wedding gives even more reasons to celebrate. 
All my best wishes,
Marion

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Meli:  Awesome news about your dad, and DANCE AWAY!!!

Margaret

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A celebration is indeed called for! I can only imagine how special this wedding will be for you. Cherish the memories...

God Bless!

bob

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The good news keeps us going, start practicing that dance!

Patty

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`yesssssss great news

moontje

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Great news - and if it can slow down maybe he can get it to shrink too?  Either way its great.  Best wishes to you both!
Andy

Andy in England
Life is about enjoying every day

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Thank you so much for sharing your news. That is really encouraging to read. My mom has stage 3 cc and is starting gem/cys chemo tomorrow. I pray that it works like it has for your father.

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How wonderful!  Thanks for sharing!


Susie

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ssachetti and Susie, Just an FYI that unfortunately you gals posted on a post from Melil18 from Feb. 7, 2011. She didn't post again until Sept. 22, 2012 and that was to let us know her Father had passed. If you look at the top of each post it will state the date that it was posted. Sorry about that.

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.