Feb 24, 2005 - 9:17 am
I just returned from my monthly visit to MD Anderson for check up, CT scan and chemo. After my CT scan on Tuesday I ended up in the emergency room with a 103 degree temperature. Still don't know what the cause was but they brought it down to normal at about 2:30 am. The next day was my visit to the oncologist prior to my scheduled chemo. He came in smiling and said that my CT scan was NORMAL. All tumors were gone - no evidence of metestatic disease! Hooray! Just wanted to share.
This was after only 4 months of treatment after my recurrance. Now I am on a "maintenance" program. Has anyone heard of that??? I will be taking Xeloda and Celebrex daily for approx. 1 to 2 years! I am curious to see if anyone has heard of this procedure?
I trust my doctor completely and think very highly of MD Anderson Cancer Center. My doctor said that this "maintenance" procedure has produced great results and that 70% of the patients on it have had no additional recurrance for 2 years. (I think 2 years is the max. it has been tried)
I was surprised to see Celebrex on the list of colon cancer fighters!! Again, I was very lucky in that I caught my recurrance very early. It was in my lymph glands only.
Thank you all for all your well wishes during my treatment. I'll keep you posted on how this new "maintenance" program goes.
Best wishes, many prayers and love to you all.