Frank Lamb Posted December 21, 2006 Share Posted December 21, 2006 First let me say that since this cancer mess has started I have been blessed with several of the very best Drs.in the country in the fields of thoracic,radiation,and oncology.They have been there every step of the way with us and worked well with each other as well. After completing 14 rounds of WBR and 1 X-Knife or SRS ? I have appt.late Jan 07 for MRI to monitor that. I have been having very bad time with reflux & acid which they are giving me medicine first to try to help.If no help,I will need a stent put in my esophogus which is badly restricted.(also sometime late Jan. 07.) The large tumor we have never been able to beat that is really giving me what for in my lung is the main culprit.( it is in cahoots with the singing fat lady I think )All the Drs. agree that there is less than 20% chance of shrinking the tumor,because I can't have any more radiation in that area there is no chance of killing it.Even if there would be shrinkage it won't be enough or buy enough time to be worth while the effects caused by it. OPTION 1:they will administer chemo anyway if that is what I want them to do but are sure it will only knock me down worse and harder and actually told us it won't work in end result. OPTION 2:They are all amazed at my attitude and my ability to do all I am doing under these conditions.No chemo administered and treat any problems as they arise the best they can to give me the best quality of life possible for as long as possible.They assured me they will stay with us every step of the way including last stage hospice etc.to the end.( I'm not figuring this to happen any time soon yet ) Please don't let this update discourage any of you from fighting this disease.We all need to fight it and I too intend to fight it.I assure you all I will be swinging and kicking it to the very,very last. .I am already making golf plans for summer. However I choose to maintain the best quality of life I can as long as I can. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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