Just came back from the oncologist - bad news

eric38
eric38 Member Posts: 583
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
I came back from the doc today who told me I had a 20 - 25 chance that that the xoloda he was putting me on would work and and that if it didn't work I would not live longer than a few weeks to a few months. Right now that is the end of my story. The only thing to do is to pray that the xeloda works and that a good trial will come up after that. If not, then I will not be around for very much longer. I am still not going to give up but things are looking pretty bleak. All I can say is pray hard. I am going to try alternative too. What the heck have I got to lose? I love you guys and if thereis a sudden change in my condition I will give my mother (angel on earth) my info so she can let you know.

Love you guys,
They are upping me only medication and I am starting on xeloda tomorrow so I am probably going to be feeling pretty bad and must concentrate on trying to heal but I will check in tomorrow and whenever I can.

Eric
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  • trainer
    trainer Member Posts: 241
    treatment
    That diagnosis sucks and is one you'll enjoy beating. In june, I had a rare stomach infection with bleeding and had really lost a lot of blood. Slurred my words, couldn't work any logic, couldn't even put together a sentence. The doctor said if I hadn't come in that Friday, I would have more than likely been dead on Monday. It was the blood loss and my brain wasn't getting enough blood and oxygen. They gave me two pints of whole blood and that did the trick. Although I did lose 30 lbs in 11 days. So it can be done, even at the last possible moment. I am praying that will be your experience. Good luck to you. -- Mike
  • Lilmiss82
    Lilmiss82 Member Posts: 257
    Oh Eric,
    I am so sorry about the news your Onc gave you, but your attitude is GREAT. I personally believe that a positive attitude is the best drug in this battle. I will pray the Xeloda will wonders for you and pray that you will recover quickly from your recent surgery-Melissa
  • LivinginNH
    LivinginNH Member Posts: 1,456
    Our prayers are with you,

    Our prayers are with you, and pray that the Xoloda will work for you. Keep fighting, and never give up! God bless, Cynthia
  • HollyID
    HollyID Member Posts: 946
    Eric...
    I'm so sorry for the bad news, but your attitude is wonderful. Sometimes, I think that's part of the battle. Of course you're in my prayers, friend.

    Love and Hugs,

    Holly
  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866
    Eric
    Someone has to be in the 20-25%, why the hell can't it be you?
    Keep fighting Eric, I'm pulling for you.
    -p
  • AnneCan
    AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673
    Eric
    I too am really sorry to hear this, + hope the xeloda will work. You have a fantastic attitude; you need to catch a break with this. Thanks for letting us know what is going on. Take good care. I started a thread yesterday about foods that fight cancer. Some of them I wasn't aware of +/or didn't understand how they work. The article is in a Canadian Living magazine - I will send you one if you want.
  • SandyL
    SandyL Member Posts: 218
    AnneCan said:

    Eric
    I too am really sorry to hear this, + hope the xeloda will work. You have a fantastic attitude; you need to catch a break with this. Thanks for letting us know what is going on. Take good care. I started a thread yesterday about foods that fight cancer. Some of them I wasn't aware of +/or didn't understand how they work. The article is in a Canadian Living magazine - I will send you one if you want.

    I've been wondering about you, Eric
    And so stinkin sorry to hear this news. I know you have the attitude to fight this crap all the way......I'm praying for you and your angel mother! I hope that's OK.
    Sandy
  • Kerry S
    Kerry S Member Posts: 606
    You’re a damn good fighter
    Eric,
    I am with what Phil said. Put your mind into the 25% and go for it.
    You’re a damn good fighter.
    Kerry
  • Lovekitties
    Lovekitties Member Posts: 3,364 Member
    Prayers for you
    Dear Eric,

    So very sorry that your doc was not more positive about your treatment, but as Phil said if there is a 20 - 25% chance of the xoloda working you could very well be in that group.
    You definately have the positive attitude for it to be.

    Why don't you go ahead and get your mom on here, even with her own id. It may be during your treatment you don't feel up to being on. And maybe we can offer some encouragement and care for her as well. You call her your angel on earth, but even angels need a little wind beneath their wings at times.

    Praying that this next treatment works well enough to get you to a good trial.

    You know we are all here for you and your Mom.

    Marie who loves kitties
  • MelanieT
    MelanieT Member Posts: 186
    i am so sorry Eric and will
    i am so sorry Eric and will be praying hard for you!! Your attitude makes me speechless and if anyone can be in that 20% its YOU!!! stay strong we are all pulling for ya..

    Loves,
    Mel
  • Kathryn_in_MN
    Kathryn_in_MN Member Posts: 1,252
    Xeloda
    I'm hoping that Xeloda will work for you. It did wonders for my friend who has been living with pancreatic cancer for 5 years now. They gave him about the same odds of it working, as they gave you. It worked well for over a year - shrunk his liver mets down to almost nothing, stabilized and shrunk some lung mets, but didn't touch the primary pancreatic tumor. It did start growing again - but not for more than a year. Nothing had worked that well for him before.

    I'm praying that Xeloda is going to make a big difference for you.
  • abmb
    abmb Member Posts: 311
    Prayers
    Eric, my Prayers are with you. I Pray your meds work. God Bless. Margaret
  • braelee2
    braelee2 Member Posts: 130
    Lots of Prayers
    Sending you lots of prayers . Keep a smile on your face and go one day at a time.
  • lizzydavis
    lizzydavis Member Posts: 893
    abmb said:

    Prayers
    Eric, my Prayers are with you. I Pray your meds work. God Bless. Margaret

    Eric, Fight, fight, fight!!
    Eric, Fight, fight, fight!! Eat well - veggies and fruits, drink lots of fluids and juice. Do everything you can to fight this. Stay strong and positive. We are pulling for you, honey.

    Love,
    Lizzy
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392 Member
    Sobering
    Straight to the point, Eric. That was a rough dr visit hearing that. I also hope that it holds the line for you and does work. Phil touched on it about percentages...somewhere somebody has to be on one side of the other and I hope you are on the 25 side of good.

    Craig
  • Jaylo969
    Jaylo969 Member Posts: 824
    Sundanceh said:

    Sobering
    Straight to the point, Eric. That was a rough dr visit hearing that. I also hope that it holds the line for you and does work. Phil touched on it about percentages...somewhere somebody has to be on one side of the other and I hope you are on the 25 side of good.

    Craig

    Eric
    I can tell you from experience that Xeloda is one doggone potent pill. I took it for awhile myself.

    Eric, I also want to tell you that I admire your courage and attitude and I want to tell you that we are in your corner and we all love you very much.Give your angel Mom our love too.

    Peace and hope always,
    -Pat
  • khl8
    khl8 Member Posts: 807
    Jaylo969 said:

    Eric
    I can tell you from experience that Xeloda is one doggone potent pill. I took it for awhile myself.

    Eric, I also want to tell you that I admire your courage and attitude and I want to tell you that we are in your corner and we all love you very much.Give your angel Mom our love too.

    Peace and hope always,
    -Pat

    Eric, i will be prayig hard
    Eric, i will be prayig hard for you...
    Kathy
  • Fight for my love
    Fight for my love Member Posts: 1,522
    Hi my buddy,your news sank
    Hi my buddy,your news sank my heart.You are in my prayers as always.I will pray harder for you,hope you will beat the odds.Best wishes and best luck to you with Xeloda.Take care.
  • Erinb
    Erinb Member Posts: 293
    Great attitude, Eric. I have
    Great attitude, Eric. I have been thinking of you everyday and I sincerely hope that xeloda works wonders for you. This Sucks! Keep your positive spin on things and I'll pray the alternative choices you make, along with the xeloda, does the trick!
  • geotina
    geotina Member Posts: 2,111
    Sweet Eric:
    I am so very sorry for the news you received. You have faced this disease head on without blinders on and I have no doubt you will continue to do so. You asked us to say a few prayers for you and consider it done.

    Take care Eric - Tina and George