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Re: So far so good!

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:00 am
by Sueoliver
Hi Steve,
I have been thinking about you and just wondered how you are? Hope you are feeling better and the stent is doing its job!
Love Sue x

Re: So far so good!

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:47 am
by Slewis7313
Apologies for not posting for a while. I had a week in hospital with an infection after chemo. A few more admin delays, but Gem/Abraxane is finally going ahead today at 12:00(ish). As it is only approved for first line treatment and I am having third line, the insurance has had to pay. I'll let you know how it all goes later. Not sure about side effects, but fingers firmly crossed.

Steve
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Re: So far so good!

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:52 am
by Slewis7313
Regarding the stent, things seem better, but I have still had a few sessions of sickness so am waiting for another barium meal test to see if there are any other issues in this area. I hope the stent has not been dislodged, but the test should confirm this.

Steve
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Re: So far so good!

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:22 am
by jay
All the best Steve,
take care
love Jayne
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Re: So far so good!

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:13 pm
by J_T
Hi Steve, finally you get your Gem/Abraxane! I really hope side effects are minimal and you continue to thwart the bugger!

Love
Julia x

Re: So far so good!

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:16 pm
by Sueoliver
Hi Steve,
It is nice to hear from you. Let's hope the stent isn't dislodged! Hope the chemo does its thing!
Take care and stay positive.
Love Sue x

Re: So far so good!

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:47 pm
by EmmaR
Send you Best Wishes Steve !

Emma x

Re: So far so good!

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:27 pm
by sandraW
Hi Steve,
I hope the side effects for the Gem/Abraxane are minimal Steve, and the sickness soon subsides, take care love sandrax xx

Re: So far so good!

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:49 pm
by Go green sue
Hi Steve, hope the chemo goes well for you!
Best wishes Sue H

Re: So far so good!

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:08 pm
by Slewis7313
I had the Barium Meal test yesterday and there appears to be an issue with the stent. Whilst it is in the correct place and has expanded to it's correct size, the back end of it is sitting at the sharp junction of the Duodenum where it joins the next part of the intestine. The stent therefore seems to pushing up against the wall of the intestine, restricting food passage. It is better than before the stent was fitted, so we are going to monitor my progress with eating and if we have any concerns, I will immediately be admitted to have a second stent fitted inside the current one, but further in and around the acute bend mentioned above. Seems fair enough and I get to decide if and when the second stent is to be fitted (they had allocated me a bed today for the procedure just in case!).

Watch this space (again)

Steve
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Re: So far so good!

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:05 pm
by RLF
Hi steve, hope thy don't need to mess around with the stent, you've had enough ops! Hope the eating continues to improve, and the Abraxane does the trick!
Rob

Re: So far so good!

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:15 am
by J_T
cor blimey Steve, what a palaver. Hope it gets sorted soon.

Love
Julia x

Re: So far so good!

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:27 am
by belgrade
So sorry to hear about these setbacks Steve but keep battling on! You are an inspiration to everyone on the forum.

Love to Margaret and the girls,
Hilary

Re: So far so good!

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:35 pm
by Slewis7313
Well, I've now had 3 sessions of Gem/Abraxane with only 2 episodes of mild sickness to report. The Tumour Marker is 5,867 but we are giving this a good ignoring for now as the test was after only 2 chemo sessions following a total chemo break of over a month.

The tummy / stent does seem to be settling down and I am eating pretty much as normal.

However, my old friend Neuropathy lingers and has the potential to be exacerbated by Abraxane, but so far so good.

I am now on the 1 week break (it's 3 weeks on and 1 week off) and I hope to have a quiet 10 days or so. If things remain stable, we would love to get away somewhere warm in the New Year.......we can but dream!!!!

A bit of a mixed bag in this report, but it could be so much worse!

Take care all.

Steve
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Re: So far so good!

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:48 am
by jay
Glad you've only had 2 episodes of mild sickness with the chemo and your tummy is settling down. Take care Steve,
love Jayne
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