Helen, I'm really sorry to hear that. Have they been able to do anything at all for the cancer? Please keep us posted.
I am praying for you. Did you know that miracles happen every day? There is always hope.
Jerry took the Nexavar for a couple of weeks, then developed a severe kidney infection and they took him off and hadn't put him back on it, so I don't know that it's going to be much of an option. I guess we'll find out more on Wednesday. Take care all
Well the nurse called with the results of the ct scan and the cancer has grown and has spread to the L3 Lumbar, plus a kidney stone has finally shown up again which the doctor says has to go asap, it's causing some blockage. It showed up before the transplant during the evaluation and was supposed to be took care of then, but a transplant happened first, well now it's showing it's ugly self again. THe good thing is that if we get rid of it Jerry might feel better. Does anyone know if you get ascites with Liver cancer? He does'nt have cirrohiss so I don't expect the bleeding varices this time ( I hope), but didn't know about the ascites. The doctor examined him and said his liver is really swollen. It's not looking real good right now, but it's like I told Jerry, we have to make the best of what time we do have. Good news-we had a new grandson yesterday morning. We all need a happy moment and God knew I needed one. Hope the best for all of you.
Helen, I want to add my congratulations to the others on the birth of your new grandson! A happy moment, for sure.
I'm also very sorry to hear that Jerry's cancer has spread. The pain he has been feeling is probably from the kidney stone and the L3 involvement. I really had no pain with my liver cancer, except for an occasional "twinge" in the week or so prior to surgery. As for ascites, I've had a problem with it all along...both pre and post cancer surgery. I'm doing well now, after having the last drain for nearly two weeks (it was removed this past Tues.) and continuing with Lasix and Aldactone.
They took him off because they thought it was causing too serious side effects. He is back on it now, 2 pill twice aday. Our next big trauma will be the lithotripsy for the kidney stone, I'm afraid the procedure might send the cancer into a rampage, because it is such a force on the body, but I'm probably worrying for nothing. I'm pretty sure I'm almost crazy by now anyhow. I hope Terry gets OK, I know the cirrohsis thing is bad, for some reason we are not having any problems with that now, just the cancer, even tho he still has Hep C. Thank God for that anyhow.
Take care all