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  1. Just wanted to write and let you know that I can relate on the big family thing and yet my husband and I always do things for my Dad virtually on our own. I would not have any less part in my Dad's treatment anyway, and I know you would not have it any other way with your Dad either. :lol: We both seem to be the strong ones in our families. Just know that, as he was in life, your Dad is soo proud of how your are still "handling" things for him in your special way. Hang in there Katie, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Katie:

    Words can not even begin to describe the sorrow that came through sooo clearly in your post. I know that nothing that anyone says right now will completely take away your pain but know that their are tons of us who are keeping you and your family in our prayers. You will get through this, and we are all here to help. :)

  3. Just wanted to let you know your posting really hit home with me. I am the mother of two daughters myself and can not imagine what you must be going through. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Heather:

    Saw your post and reminded me of me alot. I am in same position with my dad(51years old). He has completed 5 0f 6 scheduled chemos, but has tolerated them wonderfully(so far). He says he is feeling stronger everyday! I too am very active in his care/treatment and know the mental toll it can take(on anti-depressants myself). Please feel free to post to me or PM me anytime. We are all in this together. Look forward to hearing from you soon. Take care.

  5. Dave:

    Just wanted to let you know I have been following your story and know you will get through this with flying colors. You are truly a remarkable human being and a fighter. Hang in there. Thinking and praying for a speedy recovery :)

  6. Carleen:

    Just wanted to let you know that I am soooooooo happy for you and Keith. You have to celebrate in some big way. Oh, and I love the fact that you plan to continue to kick some cancer a$$ :lol::!::!::!: I really got a kick(pun intended) out of that one. Congrats again!!

  7. Just wanted to let you know that you continue to inspire me, even as you go through new struggles. My dad and your dad have almost identical diagnoses, and to have someone like you who can relate means the world. So God, if you are listening, add my prayers to the long list that I know are already out there for a miracle for us all. :D

    Kelleyu

    Dad dx. ext. SCLC, mets to liver, May,2003

  8. Joined: 14 May 2003

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    Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2003 10:53 pm Post subject: Dad has good scan results!!

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    Hi Everyone:

    Went with Dad to onc appointment today to get results of most recent ct scans after having received 4 0f 6 scheduled series of chemo. The doc said my Dad is doing great and that the chemo seems to be doing the trick. The liver mets have gotten smaller and the lung mass is now virtually an empty cavity where the mass used to be, but not completely gone. Hey, I will take that! Dad will receive his next two sessions as scheduled and then will be re-scanned after 6th one. I asked doc what was plan after that and she said she will see him every month and re-scan every two months. I don't know if this is aggresive enough, what do you guys think. Remember Dad has small cell(extensive) and this can greow VERY rapidly. Onc seemed very positive today and commented that my Dad looked good, he loved that being the lady's man that he thinks he is LOL. I was wondering if I should ask doc about possible radiation ect... or maintenance chemo after short break from this initial one. Just wanted to share this good news and hopefully get some answers at the same time. You guys are the BEST

    Kelleyu

    Dad dx. extensive small cell(May1, 2003) mets to liver

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  9. Hi Everyone:

    Went with Dad to onc appointment today to get results of most recent ct scans after having received 4 0f 6 scheduled series of chemo. The doc said my Dad is doing great and that the chemo seems to be doing the trick. The liver mets have gotten smaller and the lung mass is now virtually an empty cavity where the mass used to be, but not completely gone. :roll: Hey, I will take that! Dad will receive his next two sessions as scheduled and then will be re-scanned after 6th one. I asked doc what was plan after that and she said she will see him every month and re-scan every two months. I don't know if this is aggresive enough, what do you guys think. Remember Dad has small cell(extensive) and this can greow VERY rapidly. :evil: Onc seemed very positive today and commented that my Dad looked good, he loved that being the lady's man that he thinks he is LOL. I was wondering if I should ask doc about possible radiation ect... or maintenance chemo after short break from this initial one. Just wanted to share this good news and hopefully get some answers at the same time. You guys are the BEST :!::!::!:

    Kelleyu

    Dad dx. extensive small cell(May1, 2003) mets to liver

  10. Pama: Just wanted to say that you should be commended along with your sister for all that the two of you have been through with cancer in general. This board is FANTASTIC and you will find what you need here for you and your sister. Take it one day at a time, and remember, post, post, post.

    Love,

    Kelleyu

  11. Have not been on for a while, but thought I would report some really encouraging news. My Dad is feeling sooooooo much better. He has finished 3 0f 6 scheduled chemo rounds and is fishing off the Jersey Coast as I type. 8) He is not even napping during the day as he feels so much better. I am convinced that the chemo is working and will meet with the doctor on Monday along with my Dad for his 4th round of chemo to begin. Hoping for good scans soon, but thought I would share. He is looking better then he has in months and feels it too!!!!!!!!!!!!! :!::!::!::P:o

    Love,

    Kelleyu

    PS. Taking him to the Philadelphia Phillies game tomorrow!

  12. Hi all:

    Went to oncology appt with dad on Monday to get results of most recent cat scan taken previous Thursday of lung/liver. We met with the nurse practitioner, as the doc was on rounds. The report showed mixed results. One lesion smaller, two slightly bigger. Here is the question: they are comparing this recent cat scan with the initial one that diagnosed the spots on liver/lung, which was taken sometime in early April. My dad did not start chem until May 8th. It is my understanding that this kind of cancer grows very quickly and that it probably grew atleast some during the iterim between when the inital scan was taken in April and starting chemo(a good 5 weeks.) So, couldn't the two that have grown slightly really have shrunk some as compared to what they might have looked like on May 8th when my dad actually started chemo? At first they said they were going to re-evalute my dads reports/films and wait a whole week to start a new chemo. I said I was not comfortable with waiting a whole week(dad agreed) and that I wanted the doc to call me. When she did she said they had infact decided that the vp-16 and carboplatin was working and that my dad should resume his regular course of chemo the next day. He currently receives chemo every three weeks, for a three day period and has had little problems. Sorry I am ranting here, but I need some of you who have been through this to please write me back. Also, my dad had a bump on his leg and it was ruled benign(good news, I guess). Thanks for listening to me rant, glad I have you guys.

  13. Just wanted to say congrats on your good news and just noticed that you are from philly. I grew up in philly and my dad, who has small cell still lives there along with all of my family. What part are you from or should I say neighborhood, since all of us philadelphians knows that is what matters LOL. Wishing you continued success with your treatment. Write me back if you like.

  14. Jennifer:

    Just wanted to say welcome and let you know that the two of us have alot in common. I am 34, my dad was just diagnosed with extensive small cell in May and just finished second round of chemo. He has mets to liver and hip. So far, so good, keeping my fingers crossed. I also have a younger sister(29) whose name is you guessed it Jennifer. I am the oldest and as such am the one who has to be the liason among alot of people, my parents have been seperated since I was 3, but still see each other, even though dad has a girlfriend(go figure). We are taking this one day at a time like you said and yes, this board is a God send. If you like send me an email at [email protected]. Where are you from and where is your mom being treated. My dad is from Philly and is being treated at Hospital of the University of Penn. They said no for radiation with extensive and was wondering your mom's doctor's rationale. Write back and hang in there.

  15. Just wanted to welcome you to this board. You have come to the right place, we all feel better after we find it! Try not to worry too much, we are all in this together. My dad was just diagnosed with extensive stage small cell last month and began chemo two weeks ago. So far, so good, but I am still in shock and yes do get your wife on here, we would love to be able to give her the support she will need so much from people who truly know what she is feeling. Good luck and keep posting.

  16. katie:

    Just wanted to let you know how much your postings inspire me as my dad is a newly diagnosed SCLC patient. I feel a million different emotions a day and get scared when things seem normal too. It helps to know we are all in this together. Keep posting and glad you like your job. Here are to good results for your dad and mine.

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