Topic: Still stable!

We received my husband's scan results today and were happy to learn that there was no change from the last scan eight weeks ago. He started FOLFIRINOX last November after a recurrence of intrahepatic CC but, after eight rounds, the doctor eliminated the oxaliplatin and made some dosage changes in the other drugs to reduce side effects. As a result, my husband has been feeling very well and his energy level and weight have increased. His labs today were the best they have been in months.  There will be another scan in eight weeks but we plan to enjoy ourselves as much as possible in the meantime.

Re: Still stable!

love the good news! nothing beats feeling better!

Re: Still stable!

Linda...the news we have been awaiting.  Congratulations.  Enjoy, enjoy.  See you soon at ASCO.
Hugs,
Marion

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Great to hear the good news, Linda. I am happy for you and your husband. I think it is a great idea to make the most of every day!!! Best wishes for the next scans too.

Hugs,
-Pam

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YEA! Linda and a big YIPPEE on the good news. Sometimes I think that lately our good news is starting to out weigh our not so good news. This is such a great sign.
It is indeed time to enjoy things again. No change sounds great to me! Enjoy!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Great news indeed Linda!  And I like your attitude...enjoy this good news, enjoy your husbands renewed energy, enjoy life!

Hugs
-Randi-

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Hi Linda,

What great news indeed!! Many thanks for letting us know about your husbands scan results. Time to celebrate me thinks!!

Hugs,

Gavin

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Great news!!! Enjoy your days and keep making memories!!
Lots of prayers-Cathy

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Thank you all for your kind words.  It is hard to have to deal with scans every eight weeks but we are glad the oncologist is monitoring Terry so closely.  Perhaps we are in complete denial but we have chosen to treat this as a chronic disease that needs to be managed until a more effective treatment  comes along.  Terry is optimistic by nature but I need a little more help sometimes and the support I have received on this discussion board has been invaluable.

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Denial or distraction or talking it out in a boad like this...Whatever it takes to cope and keep enjoying every day!

Willow