Saturday, 24 September 2011

No 15 Irinotecan - No 12 Avastin

I had my next lot of treatments yesterday afternoon at Weston Park Hospital...The team there were wonderful, it only took two gos to get the cannula in and then off we went.

My plan for this month as with every month is to eradicate if not completely wipe out the cancer.  I have been praying hard as I know those out there that have a spare prayer are doing so also. In order for the medical team to move onto the next stage there needs to be a marked reduction in the tumour.

There is not an option to operate I have been told, in any of the areas, however SIRT is still an option on my liver. Also there is the option of a miracle cure if he sees it fit that there is more for me to achieve on this world.

I feel pretty good and although I went for a spin today shall now be resting up easy for the next few days.

Although I feel okay I feel somewhat guilty expecting others to pray for me when there is so much and so many needing prayer in this world....However I so want to live and when I hear that there is not a lot the medical world can do that is when I get frightened that I will die from this terrible disease.

It has been going for so long - Dec 24th 2009 it was confirmed, Oct 2010 it was rediscovered in my Para-aortic lymph nodes, in my pelvic lymph nodes and with a tumour in my liver. My tumour in my liver reduced to 2.1cm and my other areas  remained the same, At my last scan all remained stable with the next scan coming up in a couple of months, I am aiming for complete cure and a miracle.

I am in gods hands and thankful to him for my journey so far - our relationship has been fraught at times but I am aware he still is with me.

Much Love

Tony xxx

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Another set of treatments bites the dust!

I have on last Friday completed No 14 of Irinotecan and No 11 of Avastin. I think we have the after effects under control in fact I know we do. I do heavy sessions of EFT before hand. We concentrate on the chemo etc doing its job and not getting diverted or diluted to other parts of my body. I have acupuncture several days after the chemo to cleanse my liver and lymphatic system. I also take two lorazepam an hour before the treatment which is usually during the hours drive to Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield.

Whilst having the treatment I listen on my ipod to positive affirmations which are a series of beautiful music with sounds of the sea and subliminal messages regarding relaxation, healing cancer etc.

At my Oncologist meeting on Thursday I requested further information about surgery on my liver...My oncologist politely noted that due to the cancer spread in my pelvis and chest I would not be a viable candidate for liver surgery due to the size of the operation balanced against the other areas. It was however agreed that would be considered strongly for a procedure called SIRT (Selective Internal Radiation Therapy). At present WPH do not have the facility to carry out this procedure however after the next cycle of chemo culminating in my CT scan they should have the facility by October of this year. The times work well as they can judge the size of my liver tumour and be in a position to make an informed decision whether to carry out SIRT or not.

I have a good feeling about SIRT namely because it is a hot topic within the press at the moment and because three separate people in my life have read and forwarded article about this subject...Thanks to Carol for the link in Metro, Wendy for the artice popped through my door and mum for the pointer to the Review Sunday magazine from the Mail on Sunday...I love the fact you are all looking out for me and that the omens for SIRT are strong...fingers crossed and prayers being said for my next scan.

Much Love to you all

Tony xxxx