Kritter up date 10-06-15

Hondo
Hondo Member Posts: 6,636 Member
edited October 2015 in Head and Neck Cancer #1

 

Hi everyone, I got an e-mail from Keitter yesterday that was not so good, She is down hurting trying to deal with the bad news the doctors gave her. They told her she had at best 12 months to live.

 

Please keep praying for her, because the doctors don’t have the last word, the last word is with God up above. There is a power when we pray and when Gods people prayer together they can move mountains

 

God Blessing to you all

 

Tim

 

Comments

  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,721 Member
    T & P

    Tim,

    God Bless Kritter.

    Matt

  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
    Damn!!

    Sending positive thoughts and prayers to Kritter.  Praying for a miracle for her.

    p

  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804
    Man that is just not right.

    Thank you Tim for the update. Yes it is very bad news, but we still need to know. She has been such a trouper and fought so hard. Sometimes you just say WHY? Kritter has always been in my thoughts and prayers, but i'll step it up some more.

    2015 has been a really bad year for so many. At least I got to know her and she has touched many lives, she will be blessed. Please tell her hello

    Bill

  • debbiejeanne
    debbiejeanne Member Posts: 3,102 Member
    damn, this infuriates me!!! 

    damn, this infuriates me!!!  we have lost so many good people to this f***** disease.  i try not to let it get to me but it does.  kritter has fought so hard and she deserves better news.  well, like hondo, i'm going to pray and pray and pray for a miracle.  God bless you Kritter, you are in my thoughts and prayers.  love, hugs and prayers abound to you!

    dj

  • Noellesmom
    Noellesmom Member Posts: 1,859 Member
    Hugs to Kritter

    And lots of prayers for Grace lifted.

  • avisemi
    avisemi Member Posts: 172
    Thanks for the update. She

    Thanks for the update. She has been in my thoughts and prayers since your previous update. I'm glad we are praying in agreement.  For God all things are possible.  

  • Hondo
    Hondo Member Posts: 6,636 Member
    Kritter up date 9-30-15

    I got another e-mail this week from Kritter she is holding her own and trying to do the best she can. Doctors started her on a new Chemo called Carboplatin but it gave her a lot of pain and made her stomach sick but she is doing a little better now. Just please keep praying for her.

     

    God Bless you all

    Tim

  • louhou13
    louhou13 Member Posts: 46
    Another option?

    Hello, I previously posted  a similar post under a different heading. I, obviously am a big fan of immunotherapy. Good luck!!

    Hello, I do not post often but do read the posts. I was originally diagnosed in 2012  with SCC stage IV tonsil cancer with lymph node involvement on both sides of neck. I had a modified bilateral (ear to ear) neck dissection. No chemo or rads as I had those for lymphoma 20 years prior. I was NED a until a recurrance in 2013. After refusing treatment, I was given 6 months to live and by March 2014 was coughing up a good amount of blood and feeling the tumor getting bigger. In April 2014 I joined a clinical trial for MEDI4736 at The Angeles Clinic in Los Angeles with Dr. Ani Balmanoukian (The trial is offered in other places). 1 hour infusions 2X/month with practically no side effects (some itching for 2-3 weeks) The trial lasted a year and to date I'm NED. About MEDI4736: MEDI4736 is a human monoclonal antibody directed against programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1). Signals from PD-L1 help tumours avoid detection by the immune system. MEDI4736 blocks these signals, countering the tumour’s immune-evading tactics. MEDI4736 is being developed, alongside other immunotherapies (IMTs), to empower the patient’s immune system and attack the cancer. 

    I"m more than happy to answer questions if you would like. 

  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804
    Hondo said:

    Kritter up date 9-30-15

    I got another e-mail this week from Kritter she is holding her own and trying to do the best she can. Doctors started her on a new Chemo called Carboplatin but it gave her a lot of pain and made her stomach sick but she is doing a little better now. Just please keep praying for her.

     

    God Bless you all

    Tim

    Thank you Tim for the update.

    She will always be in my thoughts and prayers. She is a true fighter.

  • louhou13
    louhou13 Member Posts: 46
    Hi Tim

    Trying to spread the word regarding immunotherapy. The FDA has approved Keytruda, an anti PDL1 drug to treat non small cell lung cancer and in combination with another drug for melanoma with other cancers right aroung the corner. Times are changing fast and I'm thankful new treatments with less toxicity and side effects are in the process of getting approved. I've read many of your posts and I know you understand the power of hope and prayer. I beleive these new drugs will answer a lot of prayers. 

     

    Thanks for all your support on this site; you probably have no idea how many peoples' lives you have affected and enriched...including mine.

     

     

     

     

  • debbiejeanne
    debbiejeanne Member Posts: 3,102 Member
    Hondo said:

    Kritter up date 9-30-15

    I got another e-mail this week from Kritter she is holding her own and trying to do the best she can. Doctors started her on a new Chemo called Carboplatin but it gave her a lot of pain and made her stomach sick but she is doing a little better now. Just please keep praying for her.

     

    God Bless you all

    Tim

    thank you, Tim, and please

    thank you, Tim, and please remind kritter that we  are thinking of her and praying for her also.  we also look forward to when she is well enough to get on here.  we miss her.

    dj

  • Hondo
    Hondo Member Posts: 6,636 Member
    louhou13 said:

    Another option?

    Hello, I previously posted  a similar post under a different heading. I, obviously am a big fan of immunotherapy. Good luck!!

    Hello, I do not post often but do read the posts. I was originally diagnosed in 2012  with SCC stage IV tonsil cancer with lymph node involvement on both sides of neck. I had a modified bilateral (ear to ear) neck dissection. No chemo or rads as I had those for lymphoma 20 years prior. I was NED a until a recurrance in 2013. After refusing treatment, I was given 6 months to live and by March 2014 was coughing up a good amount of blood and feeling the tumor getting bigger. In April 2014 I joined a clinical trial for MEDI4736 at The Angeles Clinic in Los Angeles with Dr. Ani Balmanoukian (The trial is offered in other places). 1 hour infusions 2X/month with practically no side effects (some itching for 2-3 weeks) The trial lasted a year and to date I'm NED. About MEDI4736: MEDI4736 is a human monoclonal antibody directed against programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1). Signals from PD-L1 help tumours avoid detection by the immune system. MEDI4736 blocks these signals, countering the tumour’s immune-evading tactics. MEDI4736 is being developed, alongside other immunotherapies (IMTs), to empower the patient’s immune system and attack the cancer. 

    I"m more than happy to answer questions if you would like. 

    Hi louhou13

     

     

     

    I am very happy that you are here and I will forward your post to Kritter. Right she is hoping that this new chemo will have some effect on the cancer and slow it down at the least. Thanks for keeping up with us as we all need help at sometime or the other.

     

     

     

    Tim

     

  • Hondo
    Hondo Member Posts: 6,636 Member
    Kritter up-date 10-6-15

    Hi Everyone

     

    Got an e-mail for Kritter saying she is feeling a lot better and she asked me to tell you all thanks for all the prayers.

     

    God bless you all

    Tim

  • Barbaraek
    Barbaraek Member Posts: 626
    Hondo said:

    Kritter up-date 10-6-15

    Hi Everyone

     

    Got an e-mail for Kritter saying she is feeling a lot better and she asked me to tell you all thanks for all the prayers.

     

    God bless you all

    Tim

    Great to hear

    that report Tim. Prayer is a powerful thing.

    Barbara

  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804
    Hondo said:

    Kritter up-date 10-6-15

    Hi Everyone

     

    Got an e-mail for Kritter saying she is feeling a lot better and she asked me to tell you all thanks for all the prayers.

     

    God bless you all

    Tim

    Thanks for the up date.

    Good news, but prayers still coming.........

    Bill