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RE: Bryan Holmes

by Bryan51 - July 24, 2014

On Jul 24, 2014 12:55 AM TOMA76 wrote:


              Even though I never met him in person he was truly a fighter by every possible meaning of the word. When I was diagnosed and started on here he was one those who would folow up with me personally to see how I was doing and was there to answer questions that I had.It "" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://had.It " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">had.It greatly saddens me that he is no longer with us....I am tearing up just writing this. I am truly sorry for your loss and am praying for strength for you and your family. 


I'm glad Bryan was there for you to answer your questions but remember, you were there for him too. Thank you for your heart-felt condolence.

RE: Bryan Holmes

by Bryan51 - July 24, 2014

On Jul 24, 2014 12:19 AM Kjohnchas wrote:

Oh my God Karen,I am so so sorry,he was so positive,and a true fighter,thank you for letting us know,though I didn't really know him he brought all of us such hope,this so saddens me,again I am so sorry,Kathy from ny
Thank you Kathy. You and Chuck are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that he continues to do well and that you have what ever you need to take care of him.

Bryan Holmes

by Bryan51 - July 24, 2014

Please forgive me for not posting earlier and it is with a heavy heart that I have to inform you that Bryan passed away peacefully on June 15, 2014. I want to thank all of you for being his online friends and for all of your compassion and support through his battle with pancreatic cancer. Although he never met any of you in person, he thought of you as his friends and was touched and grateful for the personal relationships that he shared with many of you. I wish you all the best with your continued battles with this horrific disease. With much respect, Karen Holmes
Karen, keep fighting, you just keep winning the battles. Your friend! Bryan

On May 07, 2014 7:48 PM al216 wrote:

On May 07, 2014 7:30 PM Carien wrote:

Hi Nico, yes there is such a wealth of info on 'how to cure your cancer' through diets and supplements and complementary treatments... and sometimes they contradict each other. I think personally that there is no such thing as THE truth in this matter, we all seem to react differently so I guess you will have to research all you can and make the choices you feel fit you and your father. 

I can only tell you what I do (and 'performing' beyond expectation so far) and I am sure all people here will have their own and different 'schedules' and 'strategies'. Mine: no sugars, no refined products, heaps of veggies, no meat, all organic, bread only sourdough and very little etc, etc. Budwig only for breakfast, daily bittermelon, ayurvedic medication including curcumine, selenium supplement, green powder (spirulina etc) drink, daily walk outside 1 hr, daily yoga. I did not refuse regular therapy, had folfirinox and radiation therapy so far.


Happened to read your post, what is budwig, bittermelon, and curcumine and where can i find them?

In the states you can call a local Indian market and purchase it. I live in Louisiania and purchased seeds. From evergreen seed company. It is so warm here they grow very well like a cucumber, I juice my bitter melon. Bryan
Anyone that would like to try my fishing therapy drop me a note!!bryan
Super news TOM!!!! Stay positive and keep fighting. Your WINNING!!!!! Bryan
Cathy, strong will and a positive attitude that your mom has proves that you can fight to win. My 1 year drop dead prognosis is on May first! I think I'll spend the day fishing!!!! Hope your mother enjoys her vacation in Florida. Your friend, bryan

On Apr 11, 2014 9:29 AM Carien wrote:

Thanks Cathy, I hope that you mean winning and not whining ;-)

Bryan, good tip, but in my case RFA is no option because the lesion is too close to an artery or vein.  I will learn more about the whereabouts of this new little friend on tuesday :) Chemo embolisation is too invasive.

I think they are planning 'normal' radiation or stereotactic, the latter is what I hope. 

I am standby here in case they call that I can go in for biopsy. Did you get a biopsy punction of the liver to make sure it was a met ? And based on what are they sure that it is only the lesion that is active ?


Carien, pet scan showed that the 1 cm legion was all that is active. That's the great thing about getting a pet scan instead of a cat scan. I did get a biopsy of the legion to see what it consists of, but they ran out of tissue before they could identify the best way to combat it. Most likely have to go back and let them take some more. The last time I had the biopsy I told the doc to feel free and take it all. He smiled and said he wished he could.what is stereotactic?

On Apr 10, 2014 4:10 PM Carien wrote:

My dr called me. The good news: the primary tumor did shrink some more after the last scan (dec 31), but, the bad news, 1 (one) met is found in the liver. A small one. Their hypothesis: the CA 19,9 activity is solely from the liver, so best tactic would be local attack of the met through a new round of radiationtherapy on the liver. Next step: a biopt of the liver to make sure what they see on the scan ís indeed a met of the PC. He called me so that I could think things through until tuesday, I asked him to start up the biopsy, he will. 

Carien, you are exactly like me. Small legion on the liver is the only thing that's active. I had the sirs sphere proceedure done but it did not go as planned. They were supposed to trap radioactive beeds around the tumor. Instead they released the beeds on the complete right lobe of my liver. Stomach problems for a month. Ask them if they can do radio frequency ablation and enilate it with heat. That is not an option for me because the legion is to close to my stomach lining and would burn a hole through it. Keep fighting!!!! Bryan
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