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Phil64
Phil64 Member Posts: 838 Member

I went in for scans on Friday last week.  I have an appointment on Thursday this week to review results.  Well, no waiting until Thursday. My onc just called with results. Three tumors showing up on MRI near spot of last resection done Feb 7 2014.

He is going to review with the surgeon.

He is not sure what the recommendation will be. It may be to do another liver resection ASAP. Or possibly to do chemo first then resection. Or possibly to do some other treatment like obaltion (spelling).

Craig once told me that this is a marathon. And after six surgeries, 24 chemo treatments, and now dealing with another challenge....  Well it reallyl is a marathon.

The good news is other organs are clear...

I feel really bad for my poor wife. Her first husband died from bone cancer. Her father just entered hospice care for pancreatic cancer. And now we need to deal with my reoccurence as well.

 

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  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member
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    Dear Phil

    You know what they say, 'third times a charm' which means, all will be well. 

    I know the gut-wreching feeling you experience when the bad news comes in, and my heart goes out to you. 

    I pray they will jump on it quickly, now that they have the results from your scans. 

    I had an Ablation in April, which is a whole lot easier recovery than a resection. So, if the tumours are small enough, I hope that is a possibility for you. 

    Good luck! You are in my thoughts and prayers. 

    SUE/TRU

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,742 Member
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    Waiting for the results are always hard but then when the doctor calls ahead of time, it's even scarier.  It is hard to put your loved ones through the emotional roller coaster.  Hope that the surgeon has a great plan of action for you and it is good news that it is in no other organs.  Good luck to tackling this new hurdle.

    Kim

  • fatbob2010
    fatbob2010 Member Posts: 467 Member
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    Roller coaster

    Phil,

    I know Craig mentioned the marathon...did he mention the emotional roller coaster as well?

    Hoping all will be well for you.

    Art

  • Cathleen Mary
    Cathleen Mary Member Posts: 827 Member
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    Roller coaster

    Phil,

    I know Craig mentioned the marathon...did he mention the emotional roller coaster as well?

    Hoping all will be well for you.

    Art

    Phil, 
    Sorry, you did not get

    Phil, 

    Sorry, you did not get the news you were hoping to hear.  There are options and you are on your way to a treatment plan...that is the good news as well as no other involvement. Our families bear the burden of our illness but I am sure your wife wants to be nowhere but at your side. 

    Be assured of my prayer that you will soon be NED again. Hang in...you can do it!

    Hugs,

    CM

  • Nana b
    Nana b Member Posts: 3,030 Member
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    Phil, 
    Sorry, you did not get

    Phil, 

    Sorry, you did not get the news you were hoping to hear.  There are options and you are on your way to a treatment plan...that is the good news as well as no other involvement. Our families bear the burden of our illness but I am sure your wife wants to be nowhere but at your side. 

    Be assured of my prayer that you will soon be NED again. Hang in...you can do it!

    Hugs,

    CM

    Sorry to hear the bad news

    Dang it!  Wish that your remission would have been longer. There is also chemoemobilzation and y90. 

     

    Get it out before it spreads. 

    Take care and stay strong! 

  • wolfen
    wolfen Member Posts: 1,324 Member
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    Nana b said:

    Sorry to hear the bad news

    Dang it!  Wish that your remission would have been longer. There is also chemoemobilzation and y90. 

     

    Get it out before it spreads. 

    Take care and stay strong! 

    Phil

    Sending good vibes & big hugs to you & your beautiful wife. Hang in there,my friend.

    Luv,

    Wolfen

  • Yolllmbs
    Yolllmbs Member Posts: 360 Member
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    Sorry about the bad news

    Hopefully they'll get a plan of attack soon and get you NED. It's tough being the patient or the caretaker. I will keep both of you in my prayers. 

     

    Yolanda

  • janderson1964
    janderson1964 Member Posts: 2,215 Member
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    I am truly sorry that you had

    I am truly sorry that you had to get that call. I have recurred enough times myself so i truly understand how you are feeling. I hope you and your wife took a little time to cry together and are now ready to fight again. You are in my prayers.

  • lp1964
    lp1964 Member Posts: 1,239 Member
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    Dear Friend,

    Not a news we want to here, but i know your spirit with a little help from your friends will carry you through.

    All the best,

    Laszlo

  • Lovekitties
    Lovekitties Member Posts: 3,364 Member
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    Dear Phil

    I am so sorry that the news was not better.

    I hope that there are good options for dealing with this latest liver issue.

    Your dear wife certainly has had much to deal with.

    Prayers for you all,

    Marie who loves kitties

  • Momof2plusteentwins
    Momof2plusteentwins Member Posts: 509 Member
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    So sorry Phil

    It's so random.  Gone, back, gone back.  It's like a never ending hurricane.  I hope you get a good plan and become NED again soon.

    Sandy