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Update

by Harts on Wed May 14, 2014 09:42 PM

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Crazy

That's what I'd call my cancer journey, Crazy. Lots of ups and downs. Never knowing what the next results are going to be. But, that's just life. Right? Who really knows what tomorrow has in store for us? It's a crazy but beautiful life!!!

So, this weeks tumor marker took a big drop. Down to the 2,000's. Yea!!!    But, this weeks CT has shown that the lung cancerous nodules have increased in numbers and increased in size. Not good. I was really really hoping to get off the Folfirnox chemo. The side effects are sucking the life out of me. But, my Doctor believes this is the best chemo for me at this time.  I trust him, so next week I'll be back in the chemo bar.

The nurse from Madison has been in contact with me. And I really appreciate her honesty. She told me the people on the clinical trial are not having positive results. In fact a few have died and a lot of people are having low blood counts and infections. Needless to say, I'm not interested in joining that trial. They will keep my name on the list just in case I change my mind in the future.

I am so very thankful for all this extra time God has blessed me with. He must have things for me to do yet and people to meet. Thank you for all your kind words and your prayers. I pray God keeps you healthy and happy!!

With Love, Karen Marie.

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by cb531 on Thu May 15, 2014 02:35 AM

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Karen keep positive and I will pray all goes well on the chemo :) 

Cathy

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by PunkyD on Thu May 15, 2014 05:12 AM

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Dear Karen,

Thanks for keeping us updated.  I was thinking about you.  Yes, such is life.  Never know what tomorrow holds. It sounds like you are giving this cancer a good run for its money. It's great that the chemo is working and that you have options.

Your outlook and mindset are so level headed and positive; I'm sure that is one of the reasons you have done so well.  Continue to keep your chin up and enjoy life! 

Punky 

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by Carien on Thu May 15, 2014 05:12 PM

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Dear Karen,

Yes, life is a beautiful and wondrous adventure, and the biggest obstacles in our path are the shiniest diamonds, as an old saying goes. 

I think about you every day, and always cheer for you. Keep the courage, and keep enjoying every moment, even though I know that some times that is not easy, in particular during the moments when you feel physically awful, and your perspective changes for the worst for those moments. (I remember crawling on the floor, drooling and crying simultanuously in pain, in between folfirinox treatments. but I reacted rather badly to the irinotecan)

Love, Carien

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by Bryan51 on Mon May 19, 2014 03:27 AM

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Karen, keep fighting, you just keep winning the battles. Your friend! Bryan

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by rnrblazer on Mon May 19, 2014 11:23 AM

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Hi Karen,

Glad you posted! Keep it up!  You got this!

Blessings~ Rose

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by raymondmin on Mon May 19, 2014 08:38 PM

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Glad to hear from you. Thanks for keeping us posted you're always in my thoughts and in our prayers. Wishing you the best. keep in touch stay positive, Karen

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by Kjohnchas on Tue May 20, 2014 09:57 AM

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Karen,,,,,sounds like you got this,,,, you have always had a positive attitude,that is so great,always in our prayers. Kathy
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