Feb 28, 2013 - 9:02 pm
Dennis got PET this morning and results in the afternoon with PA. The report wasn't in but the images were... she told us that there was a 4.6 tumor on the right side of the liver (side that was resected 65%). We left to only get a call from her a few minutes later to tell us that the report says that is two lesions near each other one is 5cm and the other is 1.5cm (do I have this right, do they measure in cm?). She said that the radiologists felt that there were several options i.e, chemo beads, chemo, HAI (I think I like what I have heard about HAI) or another resection. I find it interesting that the mets came back on the side that was resected and didn't the side that was RFA'd. hmm
I guess with the rising CEA and the results of the CT I knew it was there some where (most likely liver mets but was praying that it wasn't any where else). The PA walked in the room and said it's not good news ( I almost passed out), she proceeded to show us the liver tumors as I waited to hear that it was in other organs (it's not). How sad when you learn to celebrate that your loved one has cancer in "just one organ". I am so sad that my husband has to continue on in this night mare but so thankful that we have options.
The plan is to consult with liver surgeon in Madison on Tuesday the 5th but if anyone has any experience with a second resection or any other of the treatments for a reoccurance I really need to hear your thoughts/experiences.
I see there was some good news on the board today which is awesome (Congrats Phil) and that really helped. I didn't realize how happy I could be to see good news for others on a day that we got bad news but it really does feel good to see that one of us has good going on for them. I know we are all on a heck of a ride here but I wish miracles for us all...