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daBeachBum's picture
Posts: 164
Joined: Apr 2011

Hey gang,

I haven't posted much recently and wanted to let y'all know that I am ok and what's been going on.

After a few weeks of feeling like crap with a lot of throwing up and a fair amount of fatigue, pain and loss of appetite I have started to feel a lot better. I saw my onc yesterday and was supposed to get chemo afterward. After describing the previous two weeks to her, she decided to have me skip the chemo and moved up my scans to Friday. I will get my next chemo next Friday.

The thinking is that I may have had a partial blockage, or some peritoneal tumor growth. I was concerned that I hadn't lost any weight even though I had eaten very little over the last twenty days or so. I think I should have, but that there was some ascites that built up and offset what I would have lost. At this point it's not enough to warrant a periocentisis and hopefully will go away after we adjust some things.

The good news is that my blood work from the last visit and the preliminary numbers from this visit are all perfect. She thinks that we will probably need to increase my chemo dosages. I have been getting very minimal amounts for the last six months and it did a great job of keeping things in check and minimizing side effects. It also gave us somehere to go with the present regimen if it ever seemed to stop being effective, which may be the case here.

Anyway, I am feeling a ton better than I did last week and am pleased that I can eat pretty well normally again :-) I'll keep you folks posted when I get my results.

Strength and love!


wolfen's picture
Posts: 1324
Joined: Apr 2009

Glad to hear that you're feeling better. Hope you new chemo regimen will keep things in check and heading toward NED.



idlehunters's picture
Posts: 1792
Joined: Apr 2009

Great news that you are feeling better. Sounds like things are shaping up and heading in a good direction. Please let us know how those scans come out. You take care.


steveandnat's picture
Posts: 887
Joined: Sep 2011

These treatments can drive you crazy..feel crappy to good. Glad you're feeling better.

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