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  • bevs niece
    bevs niece Member Posts: 4

    Stomach Lining
    Cheryl,

    Sounds like you are doing well. I really don't know if it is the peritoneum, she was just diagnosed Thursday. They went in by laparoscopy. They did not remove the gall bladder. The surgeon did a biopsy while he had her open and said he could not remove it because it was stage 4 and it had already spread into her intestine. My sister was there and she said he said it had spread to the stomach lining. We were looking for some hope and I found this site and and it looked hopeful. More hopeful than the doctors sounded. She said she wanted to fight and I was just hoping for some info to ask the oncologist. Thank you for the response and the good vibes. We will definitely keep you posted.

    Thanks so much, Billie

    Stomach Lining
    Well, I did get a little more information. It is in the peritoneum. All around it though. She now has a partial blockage in her small bowel. She has not had a bowel movement for about 2 weeks. She has been unable to eat. They inserted an NG tube to provide some relief and that helped. She had her first chemo treatment today, they started with Gemzar. They are going to do it once a week. The surgeon said she is too comprmised to remove the blockage at this time. That would mean not getting started on the chemo for 6 to 8 weeks from now. Now I guess we just wait to see if the chemo does anything. The oncologist says the Cisplatin is too much to start with for now, he will possibly add it later, if she tolerates the Gemzar okay. Does that sound right.. We can only trust the doctors now and keep posting on this website for any info that anyone has to offer.

    Thanks,

    Billie
  • bevs niece
    bevs niece Member Posts: 4

    Stomach Lining
    Cheryl,

    Sounds like you are doing well. I really don't know if it is the peritoneum, she was just diagnosed Thursday. They went in by laparoscopy. They did not remove the gall bladder. The surgeon did a biopsy while he had her open and said he could not remove it because it was stage 4 and it had already spread into her intestine. My sister was there and she said he said it had spread to the stomach lining. We were looking for some hope and I found this site and and it looked hopeful. More hopeful than the doctors sounded. She said she wanted to fight and I was just hoping for some info to ask the oncologist. Thank you for the response and the good vibes. We will definitely keep you posted.

    Thanks so much, Billie

    Stomach Lining
    Well, I did get a little more information. It is in the peritoneum. All around it though. She now has a partial blockage in her small bowel. She has not had a bowel movement for about 2 weeks. She has been unable to eat. They inserted an NG tube to provide some relief and that helped. She had her first chemo treatment today, they started with Gemzar. They are going to do it once a week. The surgeon said she is too comprmised to remove the blockage at this time. That would mean not getting started on the chemo for 6 to 8 weeks from now. Now I guess we just wait to see if the chemo does anything. The oncologist says the Cisplatin is too much to start with for now, he will possibly add it later, if she tolerates the Gemzar okay. Does that sound right.. We can only trust the doctors now and keep posting on this website for any info that anyone has to offer.

    Thanks,

    Billie