Oct 27, 2004 - 10:44 am
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.