Starting out

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Starting out

by JudyAnne on Fri Dec 07, 2012 03:17 PM

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Two weeks ago my life changed. I was put in the hospital for severe lower abdominal pain, which was a blockage. The initial catscan thought enlarged uterus w/suspicious spots on my liver for cancer. Mind you, the day before I had gone w/fiance to get his CT results: Stage 4 Melanoma. Sent home with prescrip for pain and told to F/U w/primary physician. It was Sat, I called her at home. She looked at CT, unsure whether to refer to oncology or gynocology. Call Cancer Center, said start w/oncology. Ended up driving myself to ER w/pain, admitted. Operated on next day, along w/liver biopsies. Relief from blockage with "temporary" colostomy bag. Found out a couple days later liver biops showed malignancies. Terrified, 23-yr-old son and 22-yr-old daughter devastated. Son literally cried in the arms of his gf's mom, saying "All she ever wanted to be was a grandma." Of course this devastates me. Well, surgeon not an optomist. I meet w/oncologist this Monday for consultation. He was much more optomistic. My liver was/is functioning fine. Surgeon believe primary source is rectal, but supposedly a small area of rectum. It will be good to meet w/ oncologist who can tell/explain, and start creating a plan. I am terrified. I leave the hopsital today, w/colostomy bag right at my side. Praying for the best, for both my fiance and me.

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by AnneLilja on Sat Dec 08, 2012 09:34 AM

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JudyAnne, I'm so sorry to hear of this extremely difficult situation you are going through with both you and your fiancé having been given a cancer diagnosis virtually at the same time. It must be so hard. I assume you will be put on chemo once you have recovered from the surgery. It's tough but it works. I was diagnosed with colon cancer stage 4 in January and have received Folfiri plus Avastin. (It seems Folfox is standard first line at some places, Folfiri at others.) My tumors shrunk and I have stable disease since June. I am inoperable, mets in all sections to my liver (which is still working fine btw). I'll be thinking about you and your husband and I wish you the best. Sincerely, Anne

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by JudyAnne on Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:51 PM

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Thank you, Anne. I went to the oncologist today. I start Folfox Friday on a 2-week schedule. He will start Avastin on my next round. Scared to death. Colon cancer mest. to liver. Very tired just from worrying.

 

Judy

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by Colbert on Thu Dec 13, 2012 04:52 PM

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Anne, have you looked into the therasphere treatment to the liver?  My husband is looking into that in January at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America.  

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by AnneLilja on Thu Dec 13, 2012 07:01 PM

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Colbert, Thank you for The tip. Unfortunately, I don't think the method of Theraspheres has been approved in Sweden yet (where I live). I have asked my oncologist if I would be a candidate for some other intervention, but the answer is no, my best bet is general chemotherapy with avastine. I guess I'll keep an eye open and perhaps discuss the possibility of going abroad, but I don't think I'd be prepared for that. I'm not desperate. Even if I get a shorter life it's more important to me that I live in peace than going nuts trying to survive. Also, it may well be that I survive long enough for things to change... Sincerely, Anne

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by AnneLilja on Thu Dec 13, 2012 07:05 PM

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Judy, Good luck tomorrow and I'll be thinking of you. What I hear about oxiliplatin is not to try to drink anything cold. A lot of people get very sensitive to cold in a "more than just slightly unpleasant" way. Sincerely, Anne

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by pipperpain on Thu Dec 13, 2012 08:09 PM

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.I am so sorry that you have to face all this at the same time.  I can offer you a bit of encouragement, I am stage 4 breast cancer.  Also no surgery since it has metastacized.  I did chemo for 18 weeks once a day starting back in March of 2011.  I am doing fine the tumors have all shrunk, some not detectable now.  Twenty one months later i am driving, cleaning my house, shopping, cooking, cleaning, sewing.  I do everything i did before, except i can no longer work.  I can't sit or stand for long periods or lift heavy items which was required at my factory job.  A tubby little boss from behind his desk said those operators don't need to sit at all.  So he took the chairs and we stand 8 hours at our job.  Anyway, I tolerated the chemo very well.  Mild nausea.  Your chemo will be different more than llikely, but i hope you do as well as i did on it.  GOOD LUCK  lots of love  linda 

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by LetGodHealU on Sat Dec 15, 2012 08:56 AM

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I am a Christian Apostle for God.

   Now, listen, there is still time for you to live out your life here on earth. So what, do you think will be a great incentitive for God to reconsider keeping you here on earth to spend more time with your family and friends? Well, all you have to do is make a special vow to God. It doesn't matter what you are dying from.  In MARK 16:15-16, our good Lord Jesus Christ gave his disciples a command before He went up to heaven to be with His Father God.

15He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. 16Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. (MARK 16:15-16)

    This is what our good Lord's God and Jesus Christ want us to do. Here is the vow you have to make to God.

In the name of Jesus Christ, dear God, if you heal me of _____. I promise to asked 14 people per day M-Friday or 10 people per day M-Sunday if they have accepted Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord. I also promise to  explain to those who are not saved why Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross for us.

13No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man.d 14Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.e

16“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,f that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18Wh
oever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.g (JOHN 3:13-18)

   For the people who aren't saved I promise to tell them how God had healed me of cancer and offer them a gospel tract. I also promise to show them the bible verse they need to read and do in order to be saved. (ROMANS 10:9) I also promise to tell them that they need to be baptized, too, in order to be saved and go to heaven. Amen."
   By making this vow to God you will be healed by God. However, you must keep the vow you made to God or it's possible that you could end up right back where he started again.

Your Brother in Christ.

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by Samuelly on Sun Dec 16, 2012 06:28 AM

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What a load of CRAP!!  This is not a forum for your use as a personal pedastal to make sick and scared people bargain with religion!  I just finished my battle with cancer and there were no prayers or bargains involved!  Just get to work and beat the crap out of the disease!  There is no god, buddha, or whatever else you want to call such a crutch!  Just get on with the business of healing and move on!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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by bayouman42 on Sun Dec 16, 2012 03:43 PM

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A friend of mine told me something one time and it really hits home. Let's say that your thinking is right and there is no God, then what's the worse thing that can happen to those that believe in God( We die and it's over). But just for arguments sake lets say that we are right and God exists what happens then( We begin our eternal life with Him and what happens to you?) I think your chances are better by believing. Something to think about
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