Mar 02, 2013 - 9:28 am
It's been awhile since I've posted here, and wanted to share an update.
I was dx'd in November 2011. Had surgery in December to get "the bag".
Folfox & Erbitux from Jan. 3, 2012 to July 3, 2012.
Colon resection, bag take down and 5 week's off chemo.
September 1, 2012 to Feb 28, 2013 - Xeloda 5/days a week + Avastin every other Tuesday.
YESTERDAY was my very last day of chemo and taking a 6 week break in the action.
Have a CT scan on Monday, and they expect the only cancer remaining are about 6-8 spots on the liver.
Planning to have SirSpheres Treatment (aka: y90 or Radioembolization treatments) in mid-april.
There is a chance these things will eliminate the cancer, or at least freeze it so I can stay off chemo for awhile.
seems that my local docs state that my only option if "chemo for life" to keep the cancer from growing or spreading.
strange, but all of my chemo treatments are doing a great job... and I have gained weight, overall I feel pretty good, but the constant side effects of the mouth sores, bloody noses, hand and foot problems, chemo-brain and overall feeling like I have a hangover most days... well, it's getting to me.
I want other options, and this SirSpheres treatment appears to be the only option, other than Chemo for Life.
If anyone has feedback, negative or positive... I'll take it!
I'll keep you posted on how the SirSphers works, as I haven't seen too many posts on such.
I pray for everyone on this board and for all the newbies that show up here, way too often.