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Saw oncologist yesterday

by lucynz on Mon May 06, 2013 08:19 PM

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Hi all, I saw the oncologist yesterday, he is going to start chemo in 2 weeks time, intravenous displaying and gemcitabine for a maximum period of 6 mths. I'm still nauseous and will go and see the gastric bypass surgeon next week to see if its the the gastric bypass that is the problem. The oncologist said the chemo was not known for making any kind of impression on gb cancer but its all they have. Cheers Lucy

RE: Saw oncologist yesterday

by LibbyH on Mon May 06, 2013 08:40 PM

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Dearest Lucy, I am glad you are going to see your gastric bypass surgeon. It will at least give you an answer as to why you are feeling so nauseated, wether it be the bypass or the liver resection that is causing it. I'm going for my Rife treatment today. Do you want the lady's information? If so I will gladly give it to you. Don't worry about what you here about the chemo, I had 4 months of Cisplatin and Gemcitabine, I didn't get hardly any side affects, lost some hair and extreme tiredness. Not too bad compared to some other chemos. Hope you start feeling a bit better soon Lucy and try to be strong. Thinking of you always Libby xx

RE: Saw oncologist yesterday

by lucynz on Mon May 06, 2013 09:21 PM

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Hi Libby , I'd like to know more about the rife treatment, how much does it cost? Are there any practioners closer to rotorua that she knows of? I hope you have results with your treatment, I've checked it out on the Internet and it looks like a painless and relaxing treatment. Cheers Lucy

Libby yourPrivate messages come through blank

by lucynz on Wed May 29, 2013 10:22 PM

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Hi Libby, I keep sending you private messages but your replies come through blank, I am not sure if you are receiving anything from me or not, can you tell me whether you are reciving my messages please. Cheers lucy

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by LibbyH on Wed May 29, 2013 11:29 PM

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Hi Lucy, not sure what is happening there as yours were blank too. :-)

RE: Libby yourPrivate messages come through blank

by lucynz on Thu May 30, 2013 12:24 AM

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On May 29, 2013 11:29 PM LibbyH wrote:

Hi Lucy, not sure what is happening there as yours were blank too. :-)
I wanted to to talk to you so had my number in the message. You could look me up in the yellow pages my last name is Hazelwood

RE: Saw oncologist yesterday

by Minmin on Thu May 30, 2013 01:06 AM

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Hi Lucy, I've been wondering how you're going.  You would have started the Chemo by now.  Hope it's going OK.  Hope that the nausea from the op has settled down.  Did you get back to your gastric bypass surgeon? George is almost back to 'normal' if I can say that.  he keeps telling people he would be fantastic - all but for the cancer.  We leave on Sunday for New York.  He has an appointment with a specialist oncologist there. Not expecting too much, just hoping that there might be some developments that we can look ahead to.  Sending our love - Kathy & George.

RE: Saw oncologist yesterday

by lucynz on Thu May 30, 2013 10:53 AM

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Hi Kathy , I haven't started chemo, was due to start a couple of weeks ago but got a message that the oncologist had changed his mind and wanted to talk to me before any treatment commenced and he scheduled that talk to take place on the 7th June , so meanwhile I wait. The nausea is a little improved although I still have retching most days and can eat and drink very title, the plus side of this is I'm now the same weight I was 30 years ago before I had kids! I hope you and George are having a great time overseas, it is great George is feeling well,we all can only live one day at a time. Please let us know what the New York oncologist has to say, it would be great if there was some drug trial George côuld participate in eh Cheers Lucy

oncologist yesterday- got to make a decision

by lucynz on Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:33 PM

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Well I saw the oncologist yesterday ( 7th June) and he has decided I shouldn't have cisplatin and if I'm going to go ahead with chemotherapy he will only use gemcitabine as it is easier tolerated and has fewer side effects, this is because of my ongoing nausea problem and the gastric bypass surgery I've had. Im taking this weekend to make a decision as to whether to go ahead with chemo or not, I'm only just starting to feel better, and really don't want to feel sick for 6 months, particularly when the chances of the chemotherapy doing the job are so low. I've been looking into alternative therapies and just can't seem to come to a conclusion as to the right thing to do. The oncologist didn't try to persuade me one way or the other, he said this form of cancer is not sensitive to the chemo drugs that are available and often chemo was not successful. He also felt the window of opportunity is fast closing, as its so long after surgery, ( 8.5weeks) but because of my unwellness he hasn't been able to consider it earlier. Any of your thoughts are appreciated. Cheers Lucy

RE: oncologist yesterday- got to make a decision

by RocknIraqVet on Sat Jun 08, 2013 09:07 PM

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On Jun 07, 2013 10:33 PM lucynz wrote:

Well I saw the oncologist yesterday ( 7th June) and he has decided I shouldn't have cisplatin and if I'm going to go ahead with chemotherapy he will only use gemcitabine as it is easier tolerated and has fewer side effects, this is because of my ongoing nausea problem and the gastric bypass surgery I've had. Im taking this weekend to make a decision as to whether to go ahead with chemo or not, I'm only just starting to feel better, and really don't want to feel sick for 6 months, particularly when the chances of the chemotherapy doing the job are so low. I've been looking into alternative therapies and just can't seem to come to a conclusion as to the right thing to do. The oncologist didn't try to persuade me one way or the other, he said this form of cancer is not sensitive to the chemo drugs that are available and often chemo was not successful. He also felt the window of opportunity is fast closing, as its so long after surgery, ( 8.5weeks) but because of my unwellness he hasn't been able to consider it earlier. Any of your thoughts are appreciated. Cheers Lucy

I invested a tremendous amount of thought and energy into the question of adjuvant therapy, after my surgery.  I got wildly varying opinions.  I decided to go for it.

My oncologist perscribed single agent gemcitabine with treatment lasting six months.  The treatment started about eight weeks after my re-setion surgery.  At this time, I have been going thru the treatment for the last five months.  I have one more month to go.

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