I have been away in Connecticut and Vermont for the past 10 days. Thanks to all of you who sent messages asking about my well-being. I'm pretty much OK. Same old stuff (mostly the heinous back, but my 2/3 colon was a real treat while I was away, too. NOT) But all in all, it was so nice to be up North. I kept up as much as possible with what was happening to my pals here, and am sad to see the struggles going on for many (worried sick about Rick, and a few other pals).
My husband wanted to see both kids before he went back on chemo for the lymphoma, then, the day before we left he was able to talk our onc into waiting for two months to repeat his PET/CT to see if there has been any improvement in the scan before doing anything chemo-wise. So, we have a short reprieve before anything happens. I fear this has given him a false sense of security, as he is now driven back into total denial and feels he will be working for the next two years, then retiring. Our onc says "no"...but whatever. I simply can't keep being the only one with a reality base around here, and I'm tired of trying, so I'm just going to go with the flow.
So, I've been thinking and praying about all of you in a difficult place, and I'll be back around.
58 yo Type1 DM 48 years
12/09 Stage IV 2/22 nodes + liver met, colon resec
3 tx FOLFIRI, liver resec 4/10
9/10 6 mos off chemo, Neg PET&CTC CEA nl
2/11 finished total 10 rounds chemo
9/13 ^17th clean PET/CT NED for now