Ok! Dr War has come up with a cunning plan!!

Djinnie
Djinnie Member Posts: 945

It's been a long day but productive I think. The good news is the tumours are still stable, Yay!!, so that is a total of six months so far, that's nothing to be sniffed at! I am delighted!!! With regards to the wayward lymph, these are the crux of my problems, cough, voice and sickness, busy little blighters. 

The plan is to increase the Votrient to 800 mgs, which is a stretch for my liver, and daily steroid injections. I think I'll proffer the other cheek to Nurse Pick for that one,lol!. Dr War thinks this will reduce the lymph enough to alleviate the problem. So that's the current battle plan, sounds good to me as long as the old liver plays ball. Anyway! I'm feeling positive, in a few weeks time I fully intend to be sitting down with my family EATING my Christmas Dinner, no worries!!

 

Djinnie x

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  • Jan4you
    Jan4you Member Posts: 1,330 Member
    Oh DJinnie, I am soo glad for

    Oh DJinnie, I am soo glad for the continued "stability" of your tumors and this plan to shrink that pesty, horrible bugger!!!!!!  WHEW!!

    Glad you have some hope and can look forward.. to eating and such!!

    Sending you light and love with lots of good wishes, energy to make it through THIS battle!

    BTW: Is Dr. War his real name? Or your euphanism?

    Gentle Hugs and Prayers,

    Jan

  • Djinnie
    Djinnie Member Posts: 945
    Jan4you said:

    Oh DJinnie, I am soo glad for

    Oh DJinnie, I am soo glad for the continued "stability" of your tumors and this plan to shrink that pesty, horrible bugger!!!!!!  WHEW!!

    Glad you have some hope and can look forward.. to eating and such!!

    Sending you light and love with lots of good wishes, energy to make it through THIS battle!

    BTW: Is Dr. War his real name? Or your euphanism?

    Gentle Hugs and Prayers,

    Jan

    Fitting Name!

    Thanks Jan! My Oncologist is Dr La Guerre which translates to English as Dr War, isn't that a great name, so fitting in the war against cancer:)

     

    Djinnie 

  • Srashedb
    Srashedb Member Posts: 482 Member
    Stable

    DJ, I am going with "STABLE " and will envision you at the table feasting at the holiday table.

    I generally dislike steroids but I do know they can be very effective in reducing inflammation and swelling so let's start our farewell to the swollen nodes.

    Will keep sending good thoughts to your liver as you take the votrient.

    Sarah

  • foroughsh
    foroughsh Member Posts: 779 Member
    I'm happy the tumor is stable

    I'm happy the tumor is stable and pray the new plan does what it is suppose to do so you'll have a wonderful time in christmass.

  • Djinnie
    Djinnie Member Posts: 945
    Srashedb said:

    Stable

    DJ, I am going with "STABLE " and will envision you at the table feasting at the holiday table.

    I generally dislike steroids but I do know they can be very effective in reducing inflammation and swelling so let's start our farewell to the swollen nodes.

    Will keep sending good thoughts to your liver as you take the votrient.

    Sarah

    Thanks for the positive support!

    Thank you Sarah I appreciate it, I agree with you about the steroids but it feels like a feasable plan. It won't be a fond farewell I can tell you:)

     

    Thanks for the kind words Foroughsh:)

     

    Djinnie x

     

     

  • tyjsbtn
    tyjsbtn Member Posts: 50
    Djinnie - You have been in my

    Djinnie - You have been in my thoughts and prayers.  I am so glad to hear that your tumors are still stable and I will continue with sending you postive thoughts so that you can enjoy your Christmas dinner.Laughing

  • Rea
    Rea Member Posts: 28
    Blessings!

    i am so happy fpr your good news! Merry Christmas in advance :)

  • Djinnie
    Djinnie Member Posts: 945
    tyjsbtn said:

    Djinnie - You have been in my

    Djinnie - You have been in my thoughts and prayers.  I am so glad to hear that your tumors are still stable and I will continue with sending you postive thoughts so that you can enjoy your Christmas dinner.Laughing

    Many Thanks!

    tyjsbtn thank you so much for thinking and praying for me, I am very touched by that. I can't think of anything worse than liquidising my festive meal, it would be sacrilege. Besides I am chief cook and bottle washer that day, so there is no way I am going to all that effort to have mine reduced to goup;)

     

    Djinnie x

  • APny
    APny Member Posts: 1,995 Member
    Rea said:

    Blessings!

    i am so happy fpr your good news! Merry Christmas in advance :)

    So Happy

    I just knew Dr. War will have something good up her sleeve. I’m so happy that everything is stable and keeping fingers and toes crossed that the Votrient and steroids will do their job, your liver will cooperate, and that you will be eating your Christmas dinner Smile

  • myoung790
    myoung790 Member Posts: 75
    I love reading about good

    I love reading about good news.  Congrats and Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

    Keep up the good work!

  • Djinnie
    Djinnie Member Posts: 945
    myoung790 said:

    I love reading about good

    I love reading about good news.  Congrats and Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

    Keep up the good work!

    Thanks!

    Thank you Rea and myoung I appreciate it. Rea I have emailed you!

    Apny it's always good to have a viable plan isn't it. Dr. War is a great Oncologist, she discusses everything down to the minor details, which suits me I hate being left in the dark, and I like to be thorough. I am also allowed to have some input and make suggestions, working as a team is so very important. I just have to do my part now.

     

    Djinnie x

     

  • Jojo61
    Jojo61 Member Posts: 1,309 Member
    Bye bye annoying swollen

    Bye bye annoying swollen lymph and hello festive feast! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! So happy to hear the wonderful news, Djinnie!

    Cheers and Bon appetit!

    Big Hugs

    Jojo

  • Djinnie
    Djinnie Member Posts: 945
    Jojo61 said:

    Bye bye annoying swollen

    Bye bye annoying swollen lymph and hello festive feast! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! So happy to hear the wonderful news, Djinnie!

    Cheers and Bon appetit!

    Big Hugs

    Jojo

    Cheers Jojo!

    You've got that right Jojo! Thanks for the good cheer:)

     

    Djinnie x

  • rae_rae
    rae_rae Member Posts: 300 Member
    Djinnie said:

    Cheers Jojo!

    You've got that right Jojo! Thanks for the good cheer:)

     

    Djinnie x

    Stable is good! Keeping you

    Stable is good! Keeping you in prayer. Have a happy and tasty, food-filled Christmas!

  • foxhd
    foxhd Member Posts: 3,181 Member
    rae_rae said:

    Stable is good! Keeping you

    Stable is good! Keeping you in prayer. Have a happy and tasty, food-filled Christmas!

    just keep

    getting better. If your cough goes away and you miss it, take up smoking.

  • Djinnie
    Djinnie Member Posts: 945
    foxhd said:

    just keep

    getting better. If your cough goes away and you miss it, take up smoking.

    Better sounds good to me!

    Thanks Foxie, I will do my utmost. When it comes to the flipping cough, I don't see us parting with any great sorrow, but just in case I will keep that in mind, lol!

     

    Djinnie x

  • Djinnie
    Djinnie Member Posts: 945
    rae_rae said:

    Stable is good! Keeping you

    Stable is good! Keeping you in prayer. Have a happy and tasty, food-filled Christmas!

    Thanks rae_rae!

    Thanks rae_rae, you have a great Christmas too and all best for the coming New Year:)

     

    Djinnie x

  • brea588
    brea588 Member Posts: 240
    that is good news

    Djinnie thats wonderful news and I pray the plan certainly works for you.  I will pray daily for you.  Hope you have a nice Christmas dinner with your family.  THInking of you.

  • angec
    angec Member Posts: 924 Member
    foxhd said:

    just keep

    getting better. If your cough goes away and you miss it, take up smoking.

    Fox, you crack me up! In all

    Fox, you crack me up! In all that pain and still funny as heck! LOL  Wish you were feeling better.  Did you ever get my PM about a month ago? I think the sight is not working well in that regard.

    DJ, i forget, but didn't you have liver issues on the Votrient or am i mistaken?  If you did  though, i remember that the 800 dose would be too much to take.  Because if the liver numbers go up again then it is possible you won't be able to take the Votrient.  Just keep that in mind.  I remember what happened to TW and the articles he read and shared about that.  But i am glad to hear stable! YIPPEE!  Go DJ! Have a great week!