Hi Margie... 9 years and 2 months liver and gallbladder resection, many chemo regimens and a couple imrt radiation treatments. Not the person I use to be but functional enough to be happy and alive, driving and handy man work in spurts. If i can just get one of these chemo treatment to keep on working maybe a cure will pop up from nowhere! Would that be nice for all? Your doing really great Margie by the sounds of things. Good follow-up and maintenance and advocation. Listen to your body and know when to tell the docs to slow down and cut back. For some of us that are still battling the hard knock, I think the the docs have a tendency to push to much to fast and to the point of our bodies can't withstand if you know what I mean. Welcome to the sight. Yeas there our others with long term survial and still battling, some in remmssion, some clear with great prognosis and unfortunately some to advanced before diagnosis and we have had to say our goodbyes; We miss them dearly thier loved ones more so. Different thing are being tried every day now. My doc says once it mets it gives him the room to offer an try other treatments; he dosen't have to stick to CC protocol entirely. Which I think is good. That is definitely why I'm still hanging in there. Plus mediatation, Practice mind and body healing and eat like a pig even when I don't feel like it. and exercixe to keep muscle and tisse from wasting. Dog Gone I've ramled away time to stop.
Bless Ya! and again welcome. ask what ever question you may have on your mind the good members of this site are not bashful in passing on their experiences which are many in many countries and states; They have been to some of the best treatment centers in the world. Standard protocol to experimental like dentric cell, internal radiation beads and so on. Hope for survival exsist and long term surval as well. But < But< But< CC is quite an unpredictable cancer and acts differently on deferent people so at the moment treatments are what will work and what Insurance Companies will cover or who wants to morgage their home to keep the battle going. Second an thied opinions is preached loudly onthis site. We have seen turned downs from surgeons and others take on the task and with good results. I said I was going to stop . I'm on my first cycle of new regimen and I think they put a little extra steriods in my premeds Ha!
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