Jan 25, 2013 - 7:16 pm
I had a catscan Monday. Still no evidence of cancer in the colon, but the colon cancer tumors in my liver are shrinking. ONe of the appeared to be gone! It has been two months from yesterday that the rectal abcess got me into the hospital. I am very thankful, because the catscan for that was what showed the mets in my liver (stage 4). I was told by my surgeon there was no cure, usually a matter of months to 3 years. I have never had a panic attack; I could not breathe. It was just him and me; he had to call my fiance. Thankfully my oncologist called that evening; he told me that it was treatable (like diabetes). I have a lot of good, healthy liver! He is very happy with my response to chemo (Folfox + Avastan). I had tx #4 today, so I am attached to the pump for the weekend. I am also doing a natural "purple potion." My fiance started doing it while I was in the hospital. He was told he had stage 4 melanoma the day before I went to the hospital and found out I had "suspicious" places in my liver. When it rains it pours. A guy from his work also had stage 4 melanoma and told Jim (fiance) to try this. Well, his tumors started shrinking before he started chemo two week ago today. Like we said, we are not putting all our eggs in one basket. It doesn't interfere w/traditional tx. I really have not posted much on here; I think it's time I do! I appreciate that people are sharing on here; I have a little notebook and jot things in it...if I have surgery on my liver, I need to use Tagamet before and after. RFA, HIPAC, etc. So keep sharing, and I will do better on my end (good and not-so-good).