Topic: A little bit of good news
My dad went in to Dana Farber today and got the results of his CT scan that he had earlier this week. He has had 44% overall shrinkage since starting 5FU in December (when he found out he had recurrence in his liver).
We met with Dr. Schrenker at MGH on 2/13 and will be scheduling a "mapping" appointment for SIRT (radioembolization, Sirtex, y-90). If he is a candidate, the procedure will take place two weeks after the mapping.
He has been feeling great, has been gaining weight and has had normal liver functions, but we will still shocked at the significant amount of shrinkage since he was only on 5FU when they wanted him to continue with FOLFOX (even though he is allergic to Oxaliplatin).
We continue to pray to shrink the tumors as much as possible with chemo and then blast them out completely with SIRT. We are happy today.
"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." ~Winston Churchill
"A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes." ~Hugh Downs