1 (edited by JeffG Fri, 06 Jun 2008 08:15:19)

Topic: CPT-11 Combination Therapy

Hi All.... Start new regimen on Monday called the fofil not folfox treatment.  It is a combination of Leucovorin, irrotecan, 5-fu push and 5-fu pump. Day one IV and push and attach 5-fu pump for continuos flow of 46 hours to be removed on day three.  Day five through eleven filgratism injection.  Repeated every two weeks.  Well this first time out cycle two will have to wait a few days until I get back from my trip to Maine.  Onco Feels I should do fine but have immodium on hand for trip.  I guess there is a chance I might poop on someone. Myself Ha! Matbe I need to get a coulpe depends for the trip. Ha! Onco feel this is a good treatment and has lots of previous positive responses.  A new adventure for me! Onco was happy to see liver stable to where it have previously shrunk. Also, that 9cm lung nodule was a misprint; the nodule was only 9MM. Also the mass adjacent my sigmoid colon is gone.  Was explain it must have been a water pocket and the lasix I 've been taking for effusion got rid of it. So now I know that water pockets can resemble tumor masses. Amazing, that tells me if your having water retention,it's possible whatever scans you have may not be quite as bad as you think. What looks like numerous nodules some could easily be water pockets. Cheerio for now, got to drop son off to catch bus for classes.
God Bless All!
Jeff G.

Take it to the Limit,One More Time! (Eagles)

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Hey Jeff,

Good luck with your new regimen!  Kick this damn disease in it's butt.  Have a great trip to Maine.
Karen

Wishing all God's blessings!

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Jeff, we should call you Lewis, of Lewis and Clarke. Always gong off on new adventures!! Better yet, if Teddy is Miracle Man, you are Superman for all you have endured and your show of strength. Have a great time in Maine and if in the woods don't pick on scratchy leaves, bring your own soft tissues!! Lainy

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Lainy ... Ha! you know I did that once and guess what ? It was posion Ivy leafs. I'll leave the rest to your imagination. Ha! ha! memories..........
Jeff G.

Take it to the Limit,One More Time! (Eagles)

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Hi Jeff,

You are bringing new hope to us all.  Hope this new regimen works well for you and I'm glad to hear that your previous scan's results are better than we thought.

G

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Wow Jeff.  That's some good news mixed in with your next adventure.   I've heard rumor that Lobstah' is a great cure for whatever ails you so be sure to partake!

The Eagles had no idea of what they were setting in motion by the way.

-Peter