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I'm so sorry, Diane... :(
You mentioned that there is "so much little time left" and that the question is whether or not to try Avastin or Hospice care. May I ask - what have the neuro-oncologists said? How much time do they suspect is left?... If they say a month or two, I honestly don't know if I would recommend Avastin... :(
For my husband (and of course everyone is di...
RobinMB When I saw "Avastin", I just had to chime in. The thing that my husband experienced with Avastin was what is referred to as the "rebound effect". As soon as his counts went too low, he was unable to receive chemo and Avastin. Then, the tumor grew like wildfire. I guess a patient could try Avastin. But, if it causes any side effects, it would be best to stop it ASAP.
Ah geez. This site isn't allowing the whole link to post.
If you google "MSKCC acupuncture relieve lymphadema" the link/site should come up.
The whole link didn't seem to post... :( trying it again...
A friend of mine has lymphadema in her legs and acupuncture has helped her a bit with the swelling. I found this article by Memorial Sloan Kettering about it as well.
I've gone to an acupuncturist - the needles don't hurt. :) If you do go, just make sure they use brand...
Happy Easter, Irene :)
Rest up and feel better soon - dream about your upcoming eggplant parm!
I'm so sorry, Robin... :(
I agree with the others - just take it a day at a time...
Thinking of you, Sarah
Hmm... Well, while it may not be 100% beatable to the point that it will go away 100% and you never have to worry anymore - try to think of it this way:
You have been beating your cancer for the past 11 years. Some people, many people, pass after a few months... And you've been beating yours all this time. That's wonderful!
Most people in the "real world" don't understand about brain ...
Oh Matt... I'm so sorry...
My heart is breaking for you. I've literally been sitting here several minutes, writing and deleting things as I can't find the right words...
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers - please keep us posted about your little one. :(
What is the next step? CT Scan just to make sure everything is ok?...
Thinking of you guys, Sarah
Glad to help :)
(ps - I couldn't remember, either. I actually still had the schedule taped to the side of the fridge...) ;)
Wishing you all the best!
My husband had the following schedule (from his NO):
- finish eating dinner at/by 6:00
- zofran at 8:30 (so, 2.5 hours later)
- temodar at 9:00 (nothing to eat after this)
* fruits, veggies and lots of water help with constipation... And NO rice - "binds" you up... :(
My husband was diagnosed with inoperable GBM (temporal lobe) in May, 2012- Whole brain radiation- Temodar (discontinued in Jan, 2013)- Avastin - Restarted Temodar on a daily, low dose- Passed to Heaven after a 13 month battle...
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