Topic: My Report Card(CT Results)
Hi All.......CT results... to keep it short and sweet was increased numbers and size of tumors/nodes. This now includes abdominal wall. The only two areas that remain stable post radiation treatment approximately one year ago is my liver and spinal area. All other organ remain clear. Short discussion with Doctor..... is within the last 3 or so years I have tried every chemo drug possible with exception of Tarceva pill form. Over 35 different drugs to include side effect meds. I told my doctor it was time for my body to take a break and I would think about Tarceva later. Appointment ended with that doctor saying that is reasonable with me. Recommended I continue taking meds for fluid retention and stay consistant with pain meds and to keep my bowels moving, and I'll see you in 3 months unless you want to see me sooner. He shook my hand and I said have a good day see you in 3 months time. We did talk about radiation and I agreed with him that trying to do a whole body treatment would mostly likely kill my liver. I did inform him that I was going to participate in a EFT Study specific for Cholangocarcinoma patients of which he was quite interested in. I could see his scientific mind start twirling, when I mention study and specific CC. Any who, I pressed on and feel pretty good about my decision. It's now time to put all toward nutrition and EFT (emotional freedom technique), which I have really took a good hankering too. Did I just say that Ha! I must have heard it from somewhere. Just making the decsion to stop this current regimen and take a 3 month break, feels so good. I forgot to mention, we did have one disagreement about this most recent chemo regimen. I told him I thought it had aggravated my tumor growth and he got a tiny bit defensive by saying I don't believe the treatment caused the the increase or progression and I just smiled and said I know, you have to look at it scientifically but I have to look at it my way, and/if/or who knows really for sure. That's when we shook hands and smiled. He has been a great Oncologist and I will certainly be seeing him in three months. I told him maybe something really really novel will pop up in the mean time. Tha..Tha...Tha..That's all Folks! Look forward to talking with some of you, during the up coming EFT Study.
Have the Bestest Day Possible,