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Tbaker

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  • Birthday August 3

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    Grand Rapids
  • US State (if applicable)
    MICHIGAN
  • Country
    United States
  • Gender
    Female
  • Status
    Lung cancer patient/survivor
  • Interests
    A cure for cancer

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  1. Tbaker

    Back home😁

    Yes precision radiation. 10 rounds. 20 minutes of laying on that board felt like a lifetime. The doctor said it will can take 2 weeks before I notice any difference in the pain and up to 8 weeks for I notice the full effect.
  2. Tbaker

    Back home😁

    I will be finding out this week when I see radiation doctor. Have my list of questions ready. I'm trying my hardest to remain positive.
  3. Tbaker

    Back home😁

    Well I was in the hospital 8 days this time my tumor had be come inflamed, pushing on my ribs.. got that controlled, palliative care kind of dropped the ball (it happens) while I was there I was started radiation. I've have 3 maybe more. I also went to the UofM this week for another opinion. He said, my doctor is doing what he would do as well.
  4. Well I was in the hospital 8 days this time my tumor had be come inflamed, pushing on my ribs.. got that controlled, palliative care kind of dropped the ball (it happens) while I was there I was started radiation. I've have 3 maybe more
  5. Tbaker

    Second opinion

    I sat her and wondered to myself if he just wasn't prepared with the emotional out burst of my husband? Or maybe it's a part of his job he doesn't do well with? Either way I need a second opinion. I dont mind drive. I could drive there and back blindfolded. My mom had a liver transplant there, needless to say I was there a lot.
  6. Tbaker

    Second opinion

    I agree. I dont know how or why my doctor would give in so easily so to speak. He has me on gemzar four treatments. He gave me 30% it works. 30% is 30% I'll take it
  7. Tbaker

    Second opinion

    So after the last meeting with my oncologist I think it's time for a second opinion, it wasn't just this last appointment. I had asked him about biomarker testing, his response was without hesitation No you dont need it! There have been other things along the way I've asked about. When he bluntly said 30% of a chance it will even work, my husband lost it he is a very emotional guy. The doctor got up and left the room, leaving the door open. Why not close it half way so my husband could pull himself together? Anyways my sister in law (an RN) was telling both her son and daughter in
  8. Tbaker

    Gemzer

    Wonder if anyone has had gemzer ? What were your results?
  9. 30% is better than nothing. Our nephew and his wife a graduates of U of M medical school. The kids are arranging for me to see a doctor there for a second option. I'm just waiting to hear from the u of m. I will not give up.
  10. I'm not going to give up the fight,30% is 30%. My doctor did say if this doesn't pan out then he will get me into a trial program. What concerns me is getting a placebo.
  11. That appointment didnt go as planned. I'm resistant to chemo. Doctor said I'm more than likely resistant to all chemo. He did say he will try different one but he only gives it a 30% chance of working. He then also said he would get me into a trial. I'm pretty numb with this news.
  12. Tbaker

    Recent Ct scan

    Thank you. I definitely will be asking my oncologist these questions.
  13. Tbaker

    Recent Ct scan

    Thank you. I will take your advice. I have to do something or I'll drive myself insane.
  14. Tbaker

    Recent Ct scan

    He did tell us at our 1st meeting that if plan A doesn't work out we always have a plan B. I sure hope so. I'm scared for my family. My 85 year old father lives with us and I worry mostly about what this is doing to him and his health. I need to stop looking at these scan reports before seeing him.
  15. Tbaker

    Recent Ct scan

    I see him this Thursday. I dont know how within maybe 3 week we get to this point. My last ct showed just a slight increase. And I still felt pretty darn good. My oncologist said it was more than likely inflammation.,To this? Doc has put me on prednisone for now. Gosh,I feel like I should go pay for my cremation expenses.
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