Great PET results!!

taraHK
taraHK Member Posts: 1,952
I had a PET scan yesterday and got the results today -- they are great!! I have multiple bone mets. ALL the bone mets have shrunk, several have "disappeared" (no longer metastatic), and no new nasties. Also had an MRI brain and everything looking good - no edema, further shrinkage of the spots. I am thrilled! Even my oncologist was a little stunned at how good the results are.

I have been on GOLF-A (Gemzar, Oxilaplatin, Leukovorin and 5FU plus Avastin). Now I am going to switch from 5FU to Xeloda (everything else the same) -- which will be MUCH better quality of life for me (I have to be hospitalized with the 5FU -- now can do as outpatient, altho it will mean going in 2 days in a row for drip -- that's OK).

Grinning ear to ear,

Tara
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  • steveandnat
    steveandnat Member Posts: 886
    Excellent
    I'm so happy your scans came back with such good results. Enjoy the great news! Pray everything keeps looking so good. Jeff
  • jr2012
    jr2012 Member Posts: 67
    wonderful news - keep up the
    wonderful news - keep up the good work :)
    prayers n hugs
  • tanstaafl
    tanstaafl Member Posts: 1,300 Member
    great GOLFing
    Glad everything is better, Tara. What a relief. Everybody can get a little sunshine from that, too.
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624
    Tara
    You just grin right into the next county, we are so happy to hear some good news!!!! Thank you for sharing, it's time for a happy dance is it not???
    Xeloda is so much easier. Keep those tumors shrinking!!
    Winter Marie
  • ron50
    ron50 Member Posts: 1,723 Member
    congratulations Tara
    About time you caught a break,Hugs ron.
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331
    ron50 said:

    congratulations Tara
    About time you caught a break,Hugs ron.

    You are unique Tara!
    Congratulations my friend!
  • Lovekitties
    Lovekitties Member Posts: 3,364 Member
    Dear Tara
    So very happy for your excellent results.

    May the future hold even more success!

    Hugs,

    Marie who loves kitties
  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900
    thats just the best news
    thanks for sharing it. i needed to be cheered up tonight.

    this is a great site.

    My prayers for your health.

    hugs,
    pete
  • Maxiecat
    Maxiecat Member Posts: 544
    Great news...glad to hear
    Great news...glad to hear that the bone mets are shrinking and that there is no new activity. Praying that this change in chemo goes well for you.

    Alex
  • maglets
    maglets Member Posts: 2,576
    Maxiecat said:

    Great news...glad to hear
    Great news...glad to hear that the bone mets are shrinking and that there is no new activity. Praying that this change in chemo goes well for you.

    Alex

    ahhhhh Tara
    that is such very good news.....you have worked hard for that.....well done

    mags
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392 Member
    Grinnin' With You:)
    Fabulous response, Tara!

    Unbelievable!

    If I cross your bridge...you're my "go-to" gal:)

    -Craig
  • YoVita
    YoVita Member Posts: 590
    Such great news!
    I'm grinning with you and happy that your new regimen will be easier to tolerate.
  • Brenda Bricco
    Brenda Bricco Member Posts: 579
    That's music to my ears!
    I am so glad you are showing good results to chemo... Keep marching on Tara! :)))
  • johnnybegood
    johnnybegood Member Posts: 1,117

    That's music to my ears!
    I am so glad you are showing good results to chemo... Keep marching on Tara! :)))

    rah rah
    sis boom bah dont know where that came from but im happy for you..Great News...Godbless...johnnybegood
  • annalexandria
    annalexandria Member Posts: 2,571
    Wow!
    What fantastic news! Makes my day to read this sort of thing. Ann Alexandria
  • k44454445
    k44454445 Member Posts: 494
    congrats!
    love to hear about good results! it puts a smile on everyones' face!!!
    hugs
    judy
  • dmj101
    dmj101 Member Posts: 527
    AWESOME
    Great news..
    I had

    AWESOME

    Great news..
    I had never heard of GOLF A - will definitely begin to follow this protocol..

    So happy for you..
  • relaxoutdoors08
    relaxoutdoors08 Member Posts: 521 Member
    You are an Inspiration
    Tara,
    WOW so happy to hear the good news. Wishing you a better quality of life. Prayers for a continued excellent response ...You truely are an inspiration to all of us.
    NB
  • Varmint5
    Varmint5 Member Posts: 384
    Wonderful news
    So happy for you, Tara. I have never heard of GOLF-A. But it sounds like it is really working for you. That's wonderful!

    Sandy
  • janie1
    janie1 Member Posts: 753
    Varmint5 said:

    Wonderful news
    So happy for you, Tara. I have never heard of GOLF-A. But it sounds like it is really working for you. That's wonderful!

    Sandy

    So great to hear, Tara. I'm
    So great to hear, Tara. I'm smiling with you.