CSN Login
Members Online: 8

Great Results For My Dad !!!

deneenb
Posts: 130
Joined: Jun 2004

Good Morning,

I hope this post find everyone well. I feel a bit guilty posting good news in light of the recent bad news we have all shared with regard to KrisS and Monika's mom. But I think we can all benefit from hearing something promising right now.

My Dad, stage IV colon cancer with mets to the the peritoneal and liver, got the results of his most recent PET and CT scans yesterday. The Dr. said "I don't use the word cured but rather remission" He said there was "No Evidence of Disease"!!! He did follow that statement up with letting us know that there is no way to know, from scans alone, if there are microscopic cancer cells in there somewhere. However, the 2 spots on his liver in August are completely gone, the spots on his peritoneal are not showing on scans and there is no visble sign of growth anywhere else. My dad had only had 5 treatments prior to these scans.

The Doctor also said that my father is tolerating the treatment extremely well. His blood counts go down but they bounce right back up and they have never dropped to a level of concern. He said "whatever you're doing, keep doing it". We have been doing some supplements and juicing and have changed his diet considerably. There's really no way to know for sure what is working. My Dad is even more determined than ever to eat nutritionally and do whatever it takes to keep his body healthy. A healthy body tolerates the chemo better and allows the body to exert all of it's energy on fighting the cancer.

Thank you all for your support and my best wishes go out to each of you.

Deneen

mikew42
Posts: 113
Joined: Mar 2004

Deneen,
Don't feel bad about posting good news. I have the same misgivings about posting good news, but remeber back to when I was first diagnosed and looking for any positive news I could find.

Great news for your dad!! I was also given the "remission" news recently. My onc says if no recurrnce within 5 years, he will consider me cured. Congrats, and keep us posted. Mike

juliababy
Posts: 130
Joined: Aug 2004

That is truly great news!!!!! I know exactly what your're going through. My dad is stage 3, who is now undergoing chemo treatments, so I know first hand what kind of stress your're under, but again congreatulations on him being NED, NED, NED!!!!!

Keep the faith and I will keep you guys in my prayers.

Susana

deneenb
Posts: 130
Joined: Jun 2004

Monika,

I am so sorry for the confusion. It was the other Monika (whose screen name is mopar.) Her Mom passed away. I am so glad that both Bert and your Mom are doing well.

Best Wishes,
Deneen

bsrules
Posts: 296
Joined: Mar 2004

Good Evening!!!

A GREAT evening it is for you!!!! I am so happy for you guys!!!!! Good News is always GREAT to hear!!!! Hang in there and keep up the good work!!!!

Sue

tess34
Posts: 3
Joined: Aug 2004

Congratulations. It is truly inspiring to hear the great results of your dad. My dad was diagnosed with a stage 4 colon cancer (liver, peritoneal, and spleen) and undergoing similar treatment like yours.
Every good news I read in this site really gives me strength and hope that we will overcome this disease.
Congratulations again.

Tess

kangatoo's picture
kangatoo
Posts: 2115
Joined: Feb 2004

Hiya Deneen, it is very sad for us all to hear of our friends here losing the battle but all the good news can only make us all stronger. Some here are paving the way for radical change in treatment. Those surviving long term are a true inspiration for all of us. Your dad can now enjoy the remission room--we have a comfy chair waiting for him!
luv kanga n Jen

jsabol's picture
jsabol
Posts: 1156
Joined: Dec 2003

Congrats to you and your dad on being in remission...has a good sound to it! and we all need good news! Judy

Subscribe with RSS
About Cancer Society

The content on this site is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Use of this online service is subject to the disclaimer and the terms and conditions.

Copyright 2000-2014 © Cancer Survivors Network