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Treatment plan and surgery in place

Sooo, I will be back on Xeloda (he prefers that to 5FU with the pump for me, thinks it works better, since it's taken over 2 weeks verses a couple of days of chemo fluids)and Avastin again, (I had asked my heart doctor to be taken off of the blood thinners for the heart due to my upcoming colonoscopy last month so can go back on Avastin). He wrote the surgeon while I was in the office to see if he would remove the large tumor from my liver after a bit of chemo, I believe he would like to have my ovaries and other woman parts removed as there appears to be another one hanging around there again, and he said the tumor cells do like to hang around there in women with colon cancer. Heck I went through menopause in my 40's before cancer, didn't have much of a use for them anyway.
So, things will remain pretty much the same for me health wise as that chemo (xeloda) and Avastin did well for me before without side effects, then hopefully surgery on liver and colon and ovary parts. The lung he wasn't worried about too much as he said it is still small and the last time I did chemo, they calcified and he thinks it will do so again to this one (the calcification).
And that's my doctor visit, should be back on the chemo by the end of this week.
Winter Marie
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  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392
    That's Me On the Side of the Road - With my Thumb Out...
    Got any room for me to ride along with you?

    -Craig
  • Maxiecat
    Maxiecat Member Posts: 544
    Wow Winter Marie... You have
    Wow Winter Marie... You have a lot going on...but your plan sounds good. I hope your new chemo works well for you...no side effects sounds wonderful! When is your surgery. I am of the same mindset with the female organs...if there is any chance of it comming showing up there...then take them out. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Alex
  • RickMurtagh
    RickMurtagh Member Posts: 586
    plans
    plans give us hope don't they? They sure did me. Here is to hoping your plan brings you happiness. You deserve it.

    peace and best wishes

    Rick
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624
    Sundanceh said:

    That's Me On the Side of the Road - With my Thumb Out...
    Got any room for me to ride along with you?

    -Craig

    Craig
    You're always with me, my friend.
    Winter Marie
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624
    Maxiecat said:

    Wow Winter Marie... You have
    Wow Winter Marie... You have a lot going on...but your plan sounds good. I hope your new chemo works well for you...no side effects sounds wonderful! When is your surgery. I am of the same mindset with the female organs...if there is any chance of it comming showing up there...then take them out. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Alex

    Alex
    They had talked about taking them out on my last surgery, but because they were cutting and taking pieces out of three other organs, I think they decided it would have to wait.
    Thank you.
    Winter Marie
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624

    plans
    plans give us hope don't they? They sure did me. Here is to hoping your plan brings you happiness. You deserve it.

    peace and best wishes

    Rick

    It's good to see you
    Miss seeing you, yes, it seems the hope springs up and gives a good feeling when they give you the plan, it lets you know they figure you're still got good chances.
    Peace back at you Rick,
    Winter Marie
  • Lovekitties
    Lovekitties Member Posts: 3,364
    Dear Winter Marie
    I am glad that you now have a plan in place and pray that the chemo does well for you with little or no side effects.

    When I had my tumor surgery they took all the woman parts. I was told that it was precautionary.

    Very glad they moved up your consult and they can get you started soonest on beating this once again!

    Hugs,

    Marie who loves kitties
  • SharonVegas
    SharonVegas Member Posts: 189
    Winter Marie,
    Glad you have

    Winter Marie,
    Glad you have a plan! For me, plans give me direction, like swimming for the shoreline instead of treading water in the middle of the ocean with sharks circling! Thanks for sharing and I'm sending good vibes and prayers your way.
    SharonVegas
  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866
    It's a Plan
    Sorry to hear you're back on the chemo-wagon but I'm glad you have a plan...
    -phil
  • jjaj133
    jjaj133 Member Posts: 867
    Dear Winter Marie, I am glad
    Dear Winter Marie, I am glad you have a plan in place and I will be praying for a good outcome.
    I hope your next plan is to go a resort area.
    Hugs,
    Judy
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624
    Maxiecat said:

    Wow Winter Marie... You have
    Wow Winter Marie... You have a lot going on...but your plan sounds good. I hope your new chemo works well for you...no side effects sounds wonderful! When is your surgery. I am of the same mindset with the female organs...if there is any chance of it comming showing up there...then take them out. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Alex

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  • ron50
    ron50 Member Posts: 1,723
    Why don't they
    Just put a zipper in,bit like a colostomy bag,then when they decide everything is fine they can remove the zip and do the final closure. When I see how much crap so many on this board have to wade thru i just find it hard to believe that I got away with just the original cancer and no mets. I am so sorry you have to go thru this. I can only wish you well and hope for your sake that they clean up everything and it leaves you alone from now on.Hugs Ron.
  • ketziah35
    ketziah35 Member Posts: 1,145
    I am so sorry. I am working
    I am so sorry. I am working on finding that hot male nurse for ya. How does channing tatum sound? He was in the movie magic mike about male "dancers". He was a "male dancer" in real life to.

    Seriously, we all love you and are sending you prayers.

    Ketz
  • smokeyjoe
    smokeyjoe Member Posts: 1,425
    ron50 said:

    Why don't they
    Just put a zipper in,bit like a colostomy bag,then when they decide everything is fine they can remove the zip and do the final closure. When I see how much crap so many on this board have to wade thru i just find it hard to believe that I got away with just the original cancer and no mets. I am so sorry you have to go thru this. I can only wish you well and hope for your sake that they clean up everything and it leaves you alone from now on.Hugs Ron.

    My mets were to my "female
    My mets were to my "female parts" and my spleen, how weird is that??? Glad you have a plan, especially one that doesn't involve walking about with a bottle hooked up to you!!! (interestingly my oncologist has the opposite opinion, he thinks 5FU infusion is more effective)....but....who knows....I'm giving xeloda a try....P.S. I like Rons idea of putting in a zipper....
  • Brenda Bricco
    Brenda Bricco Member Posts: 579
    Hi Winter, I can't really
    Hi Winter, I can't really say anything that hasn't already been said. I want you to know that I hate that you have to go back on chemo but I am grateful that you have that option.
    Hang in here with us while we pray you to a better spot.
    GOD's blessings to you.
    Brenda
  • Varmint5
    Varmint5 Member Posts: 384
    Glad to hear this
    Winter Marie,

    So happy to hear that you have a plan in place. You have been on my mind. I have no doubt you can kick this down again. I'm glad your treatment never stopped working for you.

    Sandy
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624
    ron50 said:

    Why don't they
    Just put a zipper in,bit like a colostomy bag,then when they decide everything is fine they can remove the zip and do the final closure. When I see how much crap so many on this board have to wade thru i just find it hard to believe that I got away with just the original cancer and no mets. I am so sorry you have to go thru this. I can only wish you well and hope for your sake that they clean up everything and it leaves you alone from now on.Hugs Ron.

    OMGosh
    Wouldn't that make it simple, just pull the zipper down, reach in, take the parts and zip her back up again. Thanks Ron and hugs back!!
    Winter Marie
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624
    ketziah35 said:

    I am so sorry. I am working
    I am so sorry. I am working on finding that hot male nurse for ya. How does channing tatum sound? He was in the movie magic mike about male "dancers". He was a "male dancer" in real life to.

    Seriously, we all love you and are sending you prayers.

    Ketz

    You did good
    the last time on that male nurse, I'm sure you'll come through this time!!! LOL.
    Thanks Ketz!
    Winter Marie
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624

    Hi Winter, I can't really
    Hi Winter, I can't really say anything that hasn't already been said. I want you to know that I hate that you have to go back on chemo but I am grateful that you have that option.
    Hang in here with us while we pray you to a better spot.
    GOD's blessings to you.
    Brenda

    Brenda
    Why thank you kindly for helping me get to the better spot.
    Winter Marie
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624
    smokeyjoe said:

    My mets were to my "female
    My mets were to my "female parts" and my spleen, how weird is that??? Glad you have a plan, especially one that doesn't involve walking about with a bottle hooked up to you!!! (interestingly my oncologist has the opposite opinion, he thinks 5FU infusion is more effective)....but....who knows....I'm giving xeloda a try....P.S. I like Rons idea of putting in a zipper....

    Smokeyjoe
    I guess each onc, has his favorite!!! LOL. I like Ron's idea too!!
    Winter Marie
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624
    Varmint5 said:

    Glad to hear this
    Winter Marie,

    So happy to hear that you have a plan in place. You have been on my mind. I have no doubt you can kick this down again. I'm glad your treatment never stopped working for you.

    Sandy

    Sandy
    I know, I expected to also get Oxyplatinin again, but he thinks the Xeloda and Avastin will do the trick. I've been lucky to be sure that I never had to stop any due to the treatment not working, so far!!!
    Winter marie
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624
    jjaj133 said:

    Dear Winter Marie, I am glad
    Dear Winter Marie, I am glad you have a plan in place and I will be praying for a good outcome.
    I hope your next plan is to go a resort area.
    Hugs,
    Judy

    Judy
    Judy, Judy, Judy...may the resort area plan come up soon!!! Actually trying to plan a trip to Europe for next summer, just too many places I want to go, that I'm trying to narrow it down, I've been there before so I still want to visit the old haunts as well as NEW ones (England's on the list this time, but then there's Austria and Holland0 and well, you know it just goes on and on and on and I can't do them all. I'll plan this as my celebration trip of getting rid of these pesky tumors again!!!
    Winter Marie
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624
    PhillieG said:

    It's a Plan
    Sorry to hear you're back on the chemo-wagon but I'm glad you have a plan...
    -phil

    Thanks Phil
    Plans are good, means future, eh??
    Thank you Phil for being there.
    Winter Marie
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624

    Winter Marie,
    Glad you have

    Winter Marie,
    Glad you have a plan! For me, plans give me direction, like swimming for the shoreline instead of treading water in the middle of the ocean with sharks circling! Thanks for sharing and I'm sending good vibes and prayers your way.
    SharonVegas

    Sharon
    Definitely staying in the life raft!!! Thanks for the vibes and prayers.
    Winter Marie
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624

    Dear Winter Marie
    I am glad that you now have a plan in place and pray that the chemo does well for you with little or no side effects.

    When I had my tumor surgery they took all the woman parts. I was told that it was precautionary.

    Very glad they moved up your consult and they can get you started soonest on beating this once again!

    Hugs,

    Marie who loves kitties

    Marie
    Yes, I wish they had taken them out the first time, but I understand after a 10 hour surgery why they didn't want to.
    So glad the consult was moved up too!!!! I don't think I could of stood the wait!!
    Winter Marie
  • maglets
    maglets Member Posts: 2,576

    Sandy
    I know, I expected to also get Oxyplatinin again, but he thinks the Xeloda and Avastin will do the trick. I've been lucky to be sure that I never had to stop any due to the treatment not working, so far!!!
    Winter marie

    Winter Marie
    I would like to support Ron's zipper idea....hahah good stuff.

    I wish you only the very best with your new plan Winter Marie....it sounds like a good one and you seem very confident that you can do it.....I know you can .....

    sending warm northern hugs....

    mags
  • steved
    steved Member Posts: 834
    Ways forward
    I am glad yo ufound a way forward and have a plan that you feel confident in- that is half the battle. As was described by, I think, Ann about Pete's recent PET scan it isn't too bad- you just need to whip out that bit of the liver, get rid of the ovaries that you have no use for take a bit of chemo and hey, presto your back on track.

    In all seriousness it is nice to hear you remain postive about the plan. I too didn't find avastin and xeloda a bad combination to live on and it seemed to hold my cancer pretty stable (been off 3 months now and symptoms moving pretty quickly makes me realise it really was doing quite a good job). You have some pretty serious stuff to face but nothing that you and many here haven't had to face before so we know its doable. Keep positive and we can win this battle yet,

    steve
  • tommycat
    tommycat Member Posts: 790
    Best of luck
    Agree with everyone here that a plan also spells h-o-p-e.
    You're going to do great, and many people are pulling for you.
    ~Tommycat
    PS: Love the zipper idea!
  • Judy
    Judy, Judy, Judy...may the resort area plan come up soon!!! Actually trying to plan a trip to Europe for next summer, just too many places I want to go, that I'm trying to narrow it down, I've been there before so I still want to visit the old haunts as well as NEW ones (England's on the list this time, but then there's Austria and Holland0 and well, you know it just goes on and on and on and I can't do them all. I'll plan this as my celebration trip of getting rid of these pesky tumors again!!!
    Winter Marie

    Winter Marie
    Love the idea of Europe next summer. I'm planning to go too. My grandfather came over with his family from Germany and I want to go see where we came from. My husband and I hope I get some clean scans so we can plan this trip and many more. We have been through most of US and about 10-12 cruises including Alaska and Hawaii. Now for the more expensive flights. Hope we both get our summer trip! Good luck with your treatment.
    Sandy :)
  • Doc_Hawk
    Doc_Hawk Member Posts: 685
    Prayers for success
    Winter, I'll be saying prayers for the success of your treatment plan and doing Snoopy's "Happy Dance" for you all the way!