jgall wrote:Great news. So glad to hear it. When you're in the game for this long, stable is awesome!
That's pretty much the way I look at it. I have a history of stable/slow-growing tumors, so I'm hoping the current crop is the same. Seems to be, although I'm up to my eyeballs in chemo, so presumably, that's keeping the disease more or less under control. I could easily accept living with a chronic condition for the next 20 or 30 years. But, as we know, that's not likely, though we also know that every case is unique.
Thanks to everyone for their encouraging posts. I've been busier than a one-armed paper hanger lately--both professionally (mostly) and personally--so I haven't contributed as much as I'd like. But that's probably a good thing, on balance. I like to stay busy.
Dx: 3/09, Stage 4 RC
Recurrences: (ongoing, lung, bronchial cavity, ribs)
Major Ops: 6/ RFA: 3 /bronchoscopies: 8
Pelvic radiation: 5 wks. Bronchial radiation—brachytheray: 3 treatments
Chemo Rounds (career):136
Current Chemo Cocktail: Xeloda & Erbitux & Irinotecan biweekly
Current Cocktail; On the Wagon (mostly)
Bicycle miles post-dx 10,477
Motto: Live your life like it's going to be a long one, because it just might, and then you'll be glad you did.