The Journey....

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The Journey....

by kerryfriend on Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:17 PM

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Our journey started on October 5th, 2011 when my husband was diagnosed with stage IV Pancreatic Cancer with mets to his liver. He had a power port put in the first of November and started chemo. He had 18 rounds with all CT scans showing positive results till the last one that showed one of the lesions had doubled in size since April. He was than scheduled a PET scan two weeks later. Now showing a vein off the liver has cancer and 2 nodes in his pelvic area. His oncologist wanted to be agressive and started him on a new chemo combo. With 3 rounds of chemo and 2 weeks off before a new PET scan we are looking at 11 weeks to see if it is working. The bright spot is he went from having about 50-60 lesions on his liver to 5. His oncologist said that as advanced as his cancer was that people he has treated in the past with cases like his didn't even make it 6 months. Here we are still fighting and coming up in a couple of days at 10 months. My husband is feeling good. He is stable with his weight. He has gained about half of the 40 pounds that he lost back. Praying for some good news to keep the fight going. Praying for all that have this monster and keep the HOPE!

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by Fightpc on Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:29 AM

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Prayers for your husband. Keep fighting, my husband is too. It's hard I know but there's hope for a remission!

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by lucky2Bhere on Fri Aug 03, 2012 05:07 PM

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On Aug 02, 2012 11:17 PM kerryfriend wrote:

Our journey started on October 5th, 2011 when my husband was diagnosed with stage IV Pancreatic Cancer with mets to his liver. He had a power port put in the first of November and started chemo. He had 18 rounds with all CT scans showing positive results till the last one that showed one of the lesions had doubled in size since April. He was than scheduled a PET scan two weeks later. Now showing a vein off the liver has cancer and 2 nodes in his pelvic area. His oncologist wanted to be agressive and started him on a new chemo combo. With 3 rounds of chemo and 2 weeks off before a new PET scan we are looking at 11 weeks to see if it is working. The bright spot is he went from having about 50-60 lesions on his liver to 5. His oncologist said that as advanced as his cancer was that people he has treated in the past with cases like his didn't even make it 6 months. Here we are still fighting and coming up in a couple of days at 10 months. My husband is feeling good. He is stable with his weight. He has gained about half of the 40 pounds that he lost back. Praying for some good news to keep the fight going. Praying for all that have this monster and keep the HOPE!

Praying for your husband and you on this difficult journey.

Your husband seems to be doing very well, ie/ 50-60 lesions down to 5! Awesome! the chemo seems to be working.

With all of us praying for him, the new chemo and a positive attitude, may you get good news. Keep up the good fight, and let all of us know how the new chemo combo is working.

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by puddy on Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:05 PM

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my journey started about the same as yours and the need for prayer is really needed as this cancer is so  aggresive. best of each day to you both. puddy

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by BIGZOOK on Tue Aug 07, 2012 04:11 PM

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Now,that is the most positive post i have read,about this terrible diease.Good luck.

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