Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Update March 2010

Went in for an appointment with my new Oncologist yesterday morning. We discussed my prior treatment and he ordered a new PET scan to be done in the next couple of weeks. I meet with him next week, so that he can get all my meds situated here and I start Chemo next week. I will be continuing with the same Chemo - Folfox without the Oxy with the biological treatment Erbitux. He also is putting in a referral for genetic testing as there is a possibility that I have a syndrome that I may have passed along to my children.

He showed me the scan images from Jan on his computer of my Lungs and my Liver. My lungs were clear in Jan, but my Liver images (although not a surprise) were shocking to see in visual. My tumors are still quite large and he made it clear that this is a chronic lifelong condition. I may go into periods of remission, but it is unlikely that I will ever be cancer-free.

Otherwise, I am doing quite well. The boys are going to be enrolled in an excellent daycare here for when I am receiving treatment. They are both very excited to play with other children their own ages.

As Always, thanks to everyone for the continued prayers and support. I will update again next week when I see my Oncologist again and start back up on Chemo.


  1. Glad all is well VickI and you are getting settled into your new place. I bet it was great to see the visuals, but, kinda freaky too. Stay strong and positive and I bet you make it all go into remission more so than not!

    Love ya!

  2. Hope you tolerate your new treatment well. My husband started out great, but after several weeks the side effects raised their ugly head! Keep the faith. Keep the fight.
    ~Whidbey Woman