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About Andrea

  • Birthday 06/18/1972

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    Anaheim Hills
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    Fundraising for cancer, finding a CURE, playing with my now 5 yr old twins

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  1. I hate that you have to be back here. You will kick the beast's butt!!! You are a fighter!
  2. Hi. My dad has been on Tarceva for a few years .I do have to say, he developed the bad rash and stomach issues. But he has learned to live with it, although unpleasant. The good news it is keeping him alive and he is functioning pretty normal. He does take heavy doses of antibiotics for the rash. Not everyone develops the rash of course. When his rash gets super bad, like scary to be see in p ublic, he stops Tarceva for a week to let it calm down and then goes back on. My dad will be on it for the rest of his life and despite the side effects, it really is an amazing pill. It doesn't cause fatigue or other issues. Just tummy and rash. I wanted to be super honest. If you have f urther questions email me at andreascheff@roadrunner.com
  3. Thoughs & prayers being sent your way. I believe your way of thinking, what more could have been done earlier, has been felt by sooo many patients & their loved ones. Cancer is such a beast, it is unpredictable & the enemy. Hang strong.
  4. Andrea

    Final Update

    I am so sorry for your loss I empathize with the pain. It truly is horrible. Hugs to you and your family
  5. My mom had EXTREME FATIGUE for over a year after finishing chemo. This was like in 2004. I remember there being an article that chemo effects can last long after. Of course mention everything to the dr!
  6. Thank you for reporting that. I remember him well!
  7. So sorry to hear how rough it is. Welcome back. Please vent to us. Hugs
  8. Please fill us in Wednesday. Hugs!
  9. Andrea


    Dave I am so sorry to hear about your struggles. I have a few choice words about what you described your wife but profanity is not appropriate;) I wish I had words to make you feel better. Baby steps!
  10. Such great news!!!! Welcome to the family!
  11. Fabulous news!!!! Thank you for sharing ! It means so much to so many
  12. Janet, While not the same, I remember at the end, before we knew it was time to give up, my mom had a day she considered stopping and as her daughter, I was mad and didn't get it I was selfish. I see that now. Turned out the dr said she couldnt make any decisions until she had the fluid drained from her lung b/c she was not really with it and it was the end. My advice, which was our motto, was go with whatever the oncologist said. Love and hugs to you.
  13. Thanks!!! My dad is stable. Sort of. He has a slight CEA elevation but PET was ok but new lung nodule so we are investigating! I will post more details about him tomorrow once we learn new cea levell
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