Update on my condition

@daeckardt (6245)
United States
February 8, 2013 8:46pm CST
Hi everyone! Sorry to fall so far behind on updating people on what is going on with me. I'm not sure when the last time I got in here was, but I've had some recent issues. I finished with chemo about two weeks ago or so and I thought I was going to be free. But I had a spot on my belly that was getting red and it hurt whenever my cat would step on it. I showed it to my doctor when I had my last appointment with her and she thought it might be infected and put me on antibiotics. She told me if it didn't clear up soon that I should go back. I was in the area the following Monday and she actually cut into it and instead of being pus, it was a solid mass. She took a biopsy and I got the results back yesterday. It was another cancer. She will be taking it out on the 21st but I don't know what will be happening after that. I will be taking it one day at a time. That is the only way to approach this. I hope everyone is doing well!
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@marguicha (94498)
• Chile
9 Feb 13
Dearest Debbie! Don`t we hate our awful and powerful enemy! I am living with a sort of freedom for 2 months and a half and then I get my monoclonal antibodies treatment. Let us try to live as well as we can one day at a time. Really, no human being has more than the present. But we can make the most of it. A big hug. Keep me posted.
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@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
26 Mar 13
I can't believe I waited so long to reply to this! I finished one chemo regimen and it appeared to be clear...or at least stable...in January, but then the numbers started going up again immediately. My cat stepped on my belly and a spot there started turning red and got that checked out. My doctor looked at it on Jan 30 and by Monday there was no improvement so she did a biopsy on it and it was the same cancer as I have been fighting for two years. Since it was on the surface she did surgery on it a week later. I started on another chemo regimen two weeks later and it is weekly. I will give more info when I have time and am caught up on emails a little more. Have a great week!
@marguicha (94498)
• Chile
17 Apr 13
I`m with you, dear Debbie, as you were always with me in my worst moments
@KrauseHome (35035)
• United States
1 Mar 13
Wow my friend. So Sorry to hear this. I will continue to lift you up in thought and Prayer and hope they can eventually get all of this to where you can lead a more active life once again. Just remember there are times we go thru things we may not always understand, and things do happen for a reason. Please keep us updated as you can, as we miss hearing from you.
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@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
27 Mar 13
Thanks for the response! I hope that I am able to get this out of my hair, but I was told from day one that once recurrences start, they tend to be chronic and I am finding that to be the case. I do not let it stop me, but it does slow me down at times, especially now when the pain from the weekly taxol treatment starts. I probably won't lose my hair this time because I get 1/3 the amount each week than I was getting before when they did a treatment once every three weeks so it is not as toxic but it does still cause the pain. I got some acupuncture today so hopefully that will keep the pain at bay this week. The last couple of times I got it done it was after the pain started so it was not as effective. Have a great week!!!
@redredrose (1107)
• United States
9 Feb 13
Daeckardt i have never seen a discussion from you before and i'm fairly new to mylot. Tho thanks for the update and i hope all goes well with you and they get rid of the cancer you have. I'm so sorry they found more cancer. Like you said all you can do it take it day by day. My prayers are with you and your family. have a great day.
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@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
26 Mar 13
I'm sure that if you went into my profile you could see all the posts I have made over the last five years or so. There has been a lot more downtime than active posting time in there, but as you can see from the numbers behind my username I have a lot of posts made. I started discussing this topic over two years ago when this recurrence (or set of recurrences) started. Thanks for you comments and have a great week!!!
@GardenGerty (99193)
• United States
9 Feb 13
Thanks for the update, I am surely glad that your doctor was on top of this and did not delay about checking it out. Keep us posted, okay?
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@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Feb 13
Never a dull moment. Did she give you any indication what kind of cancer?
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@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
26 Mar 13
It is the same as before.
• Dhaka, Bangladesh
9 Feb 13
It is really a bad news for you. But even though, did you test it with more reliable laboratory. Many times it is proved that first diagnosis was wrong. Get a test report from a well known laboratory and be sure about it. I pray to Almighty for your soon recovery and healthy life.
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@AmbiePam (49067)
• United States
9 Feb 13
Oh no. So the cancer has spread? I am so sorry. I'll be praying.
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@nitinnair89 (2895)
• India
9 Feb 13
Take care of yourself and be safe friend. Thanks for updating your condition. Our prayers are with you.
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@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Mar 13
wow I had wondered what was what with you.Glad you are filling us in I hppe ths cancer can be got rid of without its spreading. I will send some prayers to god to make you well following the surgery my best wishes go with you and your family too.