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Sorry if I'm in the wrong spot... I am active on the gallbladder cancer message board. A friend from there told me about this thread so I wanted to come over here and say Hi.
I am in a similar situation to what y'all are contending with. I am an Iraq Veteran with gallbladder cancer. I have a claim in for service connection and have the DAV as an advocate. My oncologist believes that env...
Sending light and hope. Hoping for the best!
I take back what I said about not getting the flu... Just came down with a nasty cold. Yuck. (I'm on my eight week of gemcitabine, have had infusions seven out of eight weeks.)
Hi Maudsie! Hi Lucy!
I didn't speak to an Oncologist till after my resection surgery. I did a lot of homework educating myself about this disease during my the initial days of recovery from surgery. By the time I was well enough to travel to Doctors appts I felt I was prepared to discuss the options.
I do consider myself very fortunate. I almost canceled the gallbladder removal surgery because I thought I might have been over-reacting to the symptoms (I only ever had one gallbladder attack). Turned out to be a very fortuitous move, in light of the fact it turned out I had cancer.
I'm hoping you get the best possible outcome too!
Regarding chemo, I believe it's for a l...
Very sorry you're having to go thru this. Glad your here looking for support. I found some good support thru this message board. I'm happy to share my story especially if it helps somebody else.
I had the re-section Nov 9th, eight weeks after the laparoscopic cholesystectomy. They did not find liver or node involvement. So I am staged T2N0M0. The tumor was well-differenti...
I had resection surgery November 9th, 2012, eight weeks after an incidental discovery of stage 2 GBC, after a laparoscopic cholesystectomy. Two months after the resection I started chemo. I'm doing single agent gemcitabine for six months. I'm seven weeks into that.
Me and my girlfreind drink about three glasses of juice each day. One wheatgrass each day, and two more green or carrot drinks.&n...
I am Stage 2. So I don't have first hand experience with what y'all are contending with. But I have spent a lot of time looking for information about GBC... I read your posting and thought about an article sent to me by another survivor. Here is a story about a woman who is fighting stage IV GBC. If it was me, I'd check with Stanford, as referenced in this article (attached below), or Me...
Good to hear from you!
I am considering a port. I can see how a port would help. I have a bump on my hand from where the IV was on Monday.
I'm getting Zofran and Decadron for the nausea. I was pretty amped up Monday night. They said that might happen. The next two days I had the 'flu like' symptoms. Yesterday I got pretty tired. Still feeling it.
My name is Rick. I had my gallbladder removed due to gallstones 9-12-2012, and was given the diagnosis T2 Gallbladder Adenocarcinoma on 9-25-2012. I had liver and node resection surgery at UCLA on 11-9-2012. I am now staged T2N0M0.
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