by axel42232 on Tue May 22, 2012 03:30 PM
You are at a ver good place. The Mayo Clinic is one of the best. Perhaps they will treat you with Chemo before trying and further surgery. There are so many options it is overwhelming. Keep us posted and God Bless and get better soon.
by kimmiejorgenson on Thu May 24, 2012 07:49 PM
Thank you axel42232! I am seeing another oncologist tomorrow, May 25th, 2012 to discuss starting the chemo. It sounds like what we want is for the seeds that resulted from the partial gallbladder removal to be contained and hopefully the growth of the tumors to be stopped. So, I will begin the chemo soon. I will continue to update. Please keep praying for us!
by calliek on Sat Jun 16, 2012 08:00 AM
My mom was diagnosed with late stage gall bladder cancer in July of 2010. Her cancer was discovered when going in to remove her gall bladder due to gall stones trying to pass. They removed her gall bladder and a small part of her liver. After numerous post-surgery complications and then healing, she was able to start chemo. After several months of chemo, she had another surgery to remove more liver..and then more chemo. My mom has remained cancer-free since her last chemo appt 9+ months ago. Because my mom is the light of our family's life, and the outlook of this cancer was so grim~I wanted to offer hope and share this miracle. I believe the key is a positive attitude and lots and lots of love, light, positive energy, and prayer from as many people as you can round up. My mom has been well cared for at The Virginia Piper Cancer Institute at Abbot Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis MN. Her Oncologist is Dr. John Seng. My mom is feeling wonderful and enjoying life with my dad, us kids, her grandkids, and all the people and things she loves. There IS hope!
by kimmiejorgenson on Thu Jun 21, 2012 04:04 AM
Thank you so much calliek for sharing such a positive story. Also, thank you for the information. It may help myself or someone else in the future! I am being treated by Dr.Gutpa right now, he sees patients from several states and I am happy with how he is approaching my treatment thus far. The nurses in the infusion center are all amazing and take time to explain the cancer and chemo. I have been blessed! I feel that my faith in God and depending on Him for strength has gotten me threw so much. I also agree with the positive attitude!
If you have any other information that you would like to share, please feel free to contact me.
I am getting a port installed on July 10th. Does your Mom have a port? Also, did your Mom have a dull ache in the liver while having chemo?
Thanks again and I will be praying for your Mom and family!
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