Another update on DH

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KathyC

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For those of you following our journey for the past 20 some months I have an update. Saw the dr this a.m. & there was very little reduction in the main tumor in the intestine so there is no further chemo to be done here. The tumors in the chest wall responded exceptionally well which we are thankful for. On our visit 3 wks ago, dr said he would schedule biopsies then a Pet Scan but today he changed his mind & has scheduled a Pet Scan for next wk (unable to get in til June 12th) & dr visit for results on the 16th. Pet Scan should show if the mass in the intestines is still active & if there are still other hot spots in the body (in Jan there were numerous). If there are hot spots he will do biopsies on the ones he thinks are the most serious. From there we will be sent to Iowa City for a different kind of chemo and possibly a stem cell transplant. So once again we have a long wait--16 days-- to know if the original cancer is still active and if the previous hot spots are still there. I find the results in the chest as really hopeful & will try to remain optimistic about what is left in the intestines. As many of you know, any mass in your body is frightening and of course these long waits for tests/results just adds to it. But wait we will & I will keep you informed.
 
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popcorn

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Thanks for the update. Now onto another waiting game. But at least they are working with you both. Good luck.

Liz
 
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maw

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Sorry you did not get report you were hoping for. Will keep you both in my prayers. Hang in there.
 
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ShipMaven

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Thanks for the update, Kathy. I pray you will receive as good news, if not better news, for the rest of the tests. Prayers continue.
 
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H2O babe

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Kathy - Mike remains in my prayers and I also pray for you and your family. May you find comfort in knowing others are thinking about you and hubby.

K.
 
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BKelley

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Thanks for the update Kathy. I don't post very often these days but I do read the boards daily and try to keep up with what's going on with my c@ friends. Positive thoughts on the way to you and your hubby :)
 
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reggae

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Sure hope things improve for DH....he has been through so much. Hugs for your DH, and you too Kathy.

Continued prayers....
 
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Karry

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Continued prayers, Kathy. I think of you and DH daily and send positive thoughts to you for some good news from the tests to follow. =hug
 
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GloBug

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I think of you often, and always include you in my prayers at night. Waiting is the hardest part it seems, prayers for good news.
 
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Calgon1

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Thanks for keeping us informed. Seems my prayer schedule is getting longer and longer. But it's an exercise of love ....
 
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kitten

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I can't add to what has already been said by your C@-Family members. But I will continue to keep you both in my prayers, take one day at a time and put your trust in God. :angel
 
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audrey

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prayers will continue I hope that they do the stem cell if it is needed my girlfriend is doing so well after hers.
 

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