Topic: We saw the Oncologist today....

GREAT news on Moms visit with the Oncologist today. The big tumor is 2cm smaller again and the other tumors have all shrunk as well! Chemo resumes next week!

He is going to lower the dosages of the gemzar and carbo but feels that since she is tolerating the chemo so well and the results have been so good, that continuing this regimen is in her best interest.

Her other tumors have all shrunk as well and there are no new lesions anywhere!

He did not have the report from her surgery on Monday for the stents but I will ask when we go in on Wednesday for chemo and see if they have it then. I am curious to see which stent did not get replaced, but only having 2 of the 3 reinserted is good news for sure!

Warm Hugs to all

Christine

Caring for my Mom and helping her win this battle.

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Hey, Christine, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!  Doesn't get much better than this, what a great report. Time to celebrate big time! When you get that combo of the right Doc with the right Patient no telling where it will go!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Great good news Christine!  So happy for your Mom and you!

Survivor of cholangiocarcinoma (2009), thyroid cancer (1999), and breast cancer (1994).

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Yay Christine!!! That is the best news. I am so happy for you and your feisty little Momma. You both take care and I hope chemo goes well.

Love, -Pam

My beautiful daughter, Lauren Patrice, will live on in my heart forever.

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Awesome Christine...I love good news !
Hugs,
Lisa

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What good news especially at this time of the year! I am so happy for your family!!

KrisJ
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Re: We saw the Oncologist today....

Christine...fantastic news. 
Hugs,
Marion

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Hi Christine,

Brilliant news, superb!!!! So happy for you and your mum and looking forward to hearing more of the same please next time!

Hugs to you too,

Gavin

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Just a brief Hello and update!

Mom continues to do well and we are on the newly lowered doses of both gemzar and carbo and she is tolerating it wonderfully!!

The holidays were absolutely wonderful and Mom celebrated her birt hday on January 2nd!!!  I am so grateful she is doing so well and we had another birthday to celebrate!!!

Wishing you all a wonderful New Year!

Love
Christine xx

Caring for my Mom and helping her win this battle.

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Dear Christine, thank you for the absolutely wonderful update and a big Happy Birthday to Mom. I think you a both setting 2013 up to being a fabulous year!

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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That sounds wonderful Christine!

Survivor of cholangiocarcinoma (2009), thyroid cancer (1999), and breast cancer (1994).

My comments, suggestions, and opinions are based only on my personal experience as a cancer survivor. Please consult a physician for professional guidance.

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Hi Christine,

That is great that your Mom is still kicking cancer's butt!! I think her feistiness and stubborn nature really help. Tell her I said to keep up the great work and that she is amazing!! Give her a big Birthday hug from me and I hope you both continue to do well.

Love, -Pam

My beautiful daughter, Lauren Patrice, will live on in my heart forever.

My comments, suggestions, and opinions are based on my experience as a caretaker for my daughter, Lauren and from reading anything I can get my hands on about Cholangiocarcinoma. Please consult a physician for professional guidance.