Topic: Pushing forward and being Positive
Hello Everyone! I'm 43 years old and was diagnosed on 10/22/13 with having 5 tumors on my liver. The largest being 10.6cm X 8.5cm. After all the tests I started chemo the day before Thanksgiving. Each round consists of once a week two weeks in a row then a week off. The chemo I am on is Cisplatin and Gemcitabine. At first it was really rough. Ended in the hospital. After lowering my dosages things have gotten easier. Even gotten news earlier this month that the largest shrunk by a cm. I have the mapping prep work for the Y90 next week then the actual radiation treatment next month. I am hopeful for the best. Its a tough road but I truely believe a positive goes a long way. I've done research on foods to eat and there seem to be quite a few that could possibly help. They are all healthy so lets face it Kale is always going to be better then a piece of chocolate cake. lol. I'm certainly not an expert or doctor but i know i will being having chemo for quite awhile. If anyone has questions I will be happy to answer them. Ive had blood and platelette transfusions, neupogen shot etc. I've learned a few things from other cancer patients on some helpful hints on how to deal with certain things. I like to help where I can. I was glad to find this site and find others that are going through the same thing. This cancer isnt one of the top five cancers so its hard to find more information on it and support groups.