Friday, July 16, 2010

Debbie Downer visits the oncologist

I had an oncology visit today but I cheated and got my CT scan results from medical records 2 days ago. I wanted a copy of the report so I’d know what questions to ask.

The short of it is that the cancer is continuing to progress and there are now mets in my liver. The LC (lymphangitic carcinomatosa) has grown and spread further into the lungs.

The good news is that there are no mets to the brain. The bad news is that the brain scan shows an aneurysm. (As if I don’t have ENOUGH going on already!) Dr G says that, although it’s not related to the cancer, the best way to deal with it is probably to radiate it.

Because the scans were done as a baseline around the time I started the Xeloda, my onc wants to continue for another round or two to have something to compare to. I’m not in a hurry to go back to IV chemo so I’m going to hang in there and give the Xeloda a chance to work.

What I'm grateful for today: I had so many offers from people to go with me today that I could have had my own entourage. I suspect they discourage group appointments, so thank you to Anka for coming with me and representing my 'peeps'.


Dee said...

Oh Chris. I'm so sorry! I hope Xeloda starts working for you fast! What about Avastin? I'm sending you some good vibes and energy.

Anonymous said...

Chris, I am so sorry to hear about your setback Im sending you only positive energy love dianne