mom_2_3 wrote:Had my yearly CT scan and an Ultrasound to watch my thyroid on this past Monday. Checked the MSK portal all week for the reports to post and they finally did post last night while my husband and I were enjoying dinner and some wine. After 7 years and 4 months, I remain in remission from my Stage IV diagnosis (liver involvement). We truly had something to toast to
I think back about the comments made to me about my doctor, Dr. Nancy Kemeny as we evaluated treatment options. Other doctors told me that she was a dinosaur, not very nice, out-dated, that the HAI pump was an ancient technology, that it was a waste of time and energy to get into NYC to see her, and etc. Well that amazing doctor (and of course my crack surgeons Dr. Philip Paty and Dr. Michael D'Angelica) saved my life. I am tearing up thinking about the debt of gratitude I owe that team. I have only positive things to say about Memorial Sloan-Kettering and all the staff I have interacted with since 2009. If you are in need of a second opinion I highly urge to to consider MSK as an option.
CONGRATULATIONS- So nice to hear your story!
I so needed this inspiration today as my husband got up for breakfast and is already back in bed 30 minutes later due to the chemo fatigue and emotional exhaustion of the ileostomy. Glad to have a reminder that this is temporary.
We were told the same things by the local docs that the technology is out dated blah,blah, blah. As we anxiously await the HAI surgery (and reversal) in 9 days, I am eternally grateful that Dr K is still working and helping countless others like us who so desperately needed the 2nd opinion and hope.
I hope to be able to quote this post in 7 years+ with a similar toast story.
Thanks again for the good news and God Bless.