Re: [MOL] Here we go-o-o-o! [00208] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Here we go-o-o-o!



Dear Claire,

You poor kid!  You probably had a seizure right before the accident.  I went
for 15 days of full brain rads and they kept telling me not to drive because
I might, I guess anyone might, have a seizure.  I lost some of the movement
and strength in my right hand.  It has been about 30 days since rads ended;
a lot of the strength is back.  I'm going to get stereotactic radiosurgery,
probably next week...there's a little bit of tumor left.  Please keep me in
your prayers, and I will keep you in mine.

Love, Hugs, and Prayers for Healing for all,

Martha
----- Original Message -----
From: Claire Lee <clee02@snet.net>
To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Sent: Monday, October 02, 2000 6:05 AM
Subject: [MOL] Here we go-o-o-o!


> Hi, MOLers.  Haven't posted for a while because things have been moving
> too fast.  Now come with me on a roller coaster ride into Cancerland:
>
> July - routine CAT shows large shadow in left lung.  Attempts to biopsy,
> including the dreaded bronchobiopsy, fail to show anything other than
> mush.  August - Next CAT showed spread into a lymph node and spleen.
> Docs convinced it's a return of SCLC which I was declared free of in
> 1997.  Low-dose chemo (once a week) is started with Taxol and
> Carboplatin.
>
> After seven weeks of chemo, I had an incident or flash blackout or
> whatever and smashed my car on the way to the hospital.  No one hurt but
> car totaled.    CAT scan showed cancer had now spread into the liver.
> Docs ordered a brain scan and found two tumors, the largest about three
> inches in diameter.  Chemo was stopped and radiation started late that
> Friday afternoon.
>
> Today, October 2nd, I'm starting on chemo again with Topotecan which
> will be given daily for five days, then skipped for three or four weeks
> and another course started.  Learned that it's okay for me to have both
> chemo and radiation during the second week of radiation.  Still no
> definitive diagnosis but I'll have to go along with the docs' best bet
> that it's SCLC.
>
> My brain has practically stopped functioning in the memory department
> but one of my daughters has come to stay with me.  Memory is supposed to
> come trickling back soon.
>
> Otherwise I feel fine.
>
> Claire
>
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