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Thursday, 10 March 2011

Great news...

Liver tumour reduced from 2.6cm to 2.1cm down by 19%, Para-Aortic Lymph nodes no change, slight mark on my lung that could be anything and Dr F said they are not concerned about, so I am not either...

It is Irinotecan No7, Avastin No4 tomorrow and things are beginning to wear me down a little, nothing to worry your heads about, just a little extra pain and fatigue and not unexpected - there are a few changes needed in my life that I will share with you in due course.

I went to see Minister Lyn tonight at her evening surgery, we had a good chat, it is amazing how many of my actions are guided by the Rocky film...the night before a fight he always went to his minister for a blessing...I didn't intend to go but saw a sign, literally, that told me the surgery was on tonight so off I went and it was well needed...

I will end this blog tonight on a note that will surprise some of you as it is not about me, me, me :-) ...there are a few people out there that need your prayers and positive thoughts...

My Dad had a scan a few days ago and is getting his results on Friday and a very good friend of mine Cait, her sister had recent bowel surgery and is having a tough time (sorry I haven't got Cait's sisters name however I am sure the Man upstairs knows who we mean when we pray)

Much Love

T xx

6 comments:

  1. hi Tony, much better to b shrinking (unless its your best jumper in the wash !!!!) thanks about dad, but drs asked us both to see him tuesday?? says he wants to give us both a check up !!&to explain dads results , dr doesnt seem too worried so nor r we xxxx love ma n pa

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  2. Great news about the liver tumour.
    I know you have a metastatic colon (liver) tumour, hence the chemo is colon cancer chemo, am I right? Some (but not many) of the treatments offered for primary liver cancer are offered for secondary. Thermal ablation, Radioembolization , Hepatic Arterial Infusion.
    Have they all been ruled out?

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  3. Tony
    That's really great news about the shrinkage. Suppose it makes it all worth while, the hell of chemo when it actually works! The tiredness/fatigue thing is awful - I really feel for you dear friend.
    How did your folks get on yesterday?
    Much love
    Shents xxx

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  4. Hi Fiona....yes you are right about the colon cancer chemo for the liver met. My care team have discussed many options, one of which both my 2nd opinions and my oncologist mentioned SIRTS Selective Internal Radiation Therapy and are looking into this as a potential treatment. As far as I am aware nothing apart from 5FU therapy has been ruled out...x

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  5. Hey Shents, Dad has emphysema and whilst not a great diagnosis is the better of the one we thought it may be....

    Much Love

    T xx

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