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I visited with Dr. Essig on tuesday the 29th, 2009, I am in what is considered stable. The tumor has not increased or decreased in size since my PET CT in September. I will resume chemotherapy on January 5th, 2010 for at least 9 cycles ( 3 months ) and then have another PET CT. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers!
God Bless All of You!
I hope all of you and yours are doing well and have enjoyed the summer as fall is upon us...YIPEEE!!!! I love fall. I had chemotherapy cycle #4 today and talked with Dr. Essig about the results of my PET CT that was ran on September 15. The tumor shows significant shrinkage, the suv rate (metabolic rate) is down from 15.8 in May to 7.6 in September and for the first time the lower lobe site of the tumor contains air bronchograms ( has air moving through it. Dr. Essig said this is wonderful news and we are maintaining treatment on the same schedule for at least 3-4 more...
Hey Everyone I know that it has been a while since the previous entry, but better late than never. They were not able to do the biopsy due to problems with my blood pressure and heart rate. Dr. Essig ended up putting me in the hospital in order to run further tests and to determine the cause of the low blood pressure and high heart rate. I ended up having to have a drain put in my left lung because I am having fluid build up on my lung which I will need to drain about once a week. My cancer has returned and I am currently in chemotherapy treatments. Please keep us in your prayers.
I had my 3 month pet ct on May 27, 2009 and meet with Dr. Essig this past Monday for the results. I will be having a biopsy on Tuesday the 9th. The SUV rate went up from 3.8 in February to 15.9 in May. Please keep us in your prayers and as soon as we find out any additional information we will let you know.
We visited with my oncologist yesterday to get the results from my pet scan that was performed last friday and my cancer is still in remission. According to Dr. Essig, I will continue to see him every 6 weeks for blood work and port flushing. Then every 3 months I will have another pet scan to check on the status of the cancer.
I appreciate all your continued prayers, love and friendship. God Bless all you!
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I wanted to let everyone know that the only cancer that is alive and kicking in my body is in the tumor that is the left lower lobe of the lung (which is now being labeled as an ill defined mass). All cancer in my lymph nodes are deceased and no wake will be held for the cancer cells. Just a little humor, we all need to laugh or at least I definately do! On December 3rd I am going to have another biopsy on the mass in the lung to determine if the activity still showing is cancer or perhaps residual radiation. According to my onocologist, they simply can't tell 100%...