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daBeachBum
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Hey gang,

Have a long day at Penn tomorrow. I'm scheduled for my second CT scan with contrast in the morning and then the usual doctor's visit and chemo hook up in the afternoon. This will be my first scan since they swiched out Avastin for Oxaliplatin. I will tuck in lunch with my mom and aunt in the middle.

My onc thinks things will look good based on my blood work and how I look and am feeling. I'm hoping so too ;-)

Love and strength to you all!

Ray

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pepebcn
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it very soon ! Sending good vibes and prayers ( choos the one you prefer) from here!
Hugs my friend!

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Annabelle41415
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Good luck tomorrow and have a good time with your mom and aunt at lunch.

Kim

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tootsie1
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Hey, Ray.

Praying for excellent results!

*hugs*
Gail

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daBeachBum
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Thank you for your prayers and well-wishes! I will let everyone know the results after I have them. I am heading out to Philly in a bit.

For Pepe: I will gladly accept either or both :-) While I am not religious, most in my family are devout Catholics. Many of the finest people I know are extremely faithful in a variety of religions and denominations. I work(?) for an international company and have had prayers said on my behalf in many languages in churches, temples, shrines and mosques all over the globe and am extremely humbled and grateful for all of them.

While I am agnostic, I am most definitely not anti-religion. I believe strongly in Love, Kindness and Responsibility. This site is full of people who share these values for any number of reasons. At one point I had considered starting an "athiests in foxholes" type thread, but thought better of it. I would hate to be responsible if the conversation devolved or was perceived to be divisive in any way.

Thanks again gang!

Ray

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tina dasilva
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Good luck !

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lisa42
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I guess the scan was today already... do let us know your results when you find out!

Hope all will be well, as your onc is thinking it will be...

Lisa :)

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Nana b
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Definitely, let us know how it goes! Keep that positive attitude, and keep pressing to a healthy life!

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daBeachBum
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Hey gang,

Thanks for the concern and prayers and well wishes :-) I had started a new thread with the results. I will paste that here. Today I am a little wrung out and have a weird taste in the back of my mouth. Oh well, I am chalking that up to the contrast drugs...

"Had my second scan today in the morning and my onc said the preliminary results looked great and she was "ecstatic" with my scan during our afternoon session. No spread to other organs, no ascites, shrinkage of my major colon tumor and no growth of my peritoneal caking. She thinks we are on the right track with my regimen and that the lower dosages she is using with me are keeping things in check while minimizing side effects and lessening the chance of liver damage.

I wanted to ask about the "no changes" to my peritoneum but my 82 year old mother was with me and I didn't want to worry her. I'll ask in two weeks. The contrast drug gave me the runs for a bit and some flushing, but all-in-all it was an easy day.

Love and strength to you all :-)

Ray"

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pepebcn
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Take care of you!

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