Colon Cancer Sucks Ass

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Reality Check

I have two unconfirmed reoccurances (I'm having a PET scan tomorrow) - one in my liver and one one in my abdomen. I will be starting chemotherapy on Monday (Folfiri with Avastin). Treatments will be every other week (except the first round when I have an extra week off because I will be out of town) with an in-office infusion on the first day followed by 46 hours with a pump. The initial plan is for four months of chemo. I'll be meeting with an interventional radiologist to discuss the possibility of radio frequency ablation for the liver spot.

It's been a crappy week and I've spent a lot of it getting scans that didn't work and painful tests that came back negative for any abnormalities. I don't really feel like getting into all of the details right now - maybe this weekend.


  • At 10:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    My heart fell to my stomach when I read this.

    I hope and pray to God that everything will be ok.

    You are a young, strong girl, and I know that you will be fine, but I am so sad to hear anything bad.

    You are always in my prayers.


  • At 7:37 AM, Blogger Jennifer said…

    Oh honey, I am so, so sorry that you have to go through that again. I'll try to get hold of you tonight if you're around. JB

  • At 9:05 AM, Blogger Kristen said…

    Hope everything goes smoothly today--I'll be keeping my fingers crossed extra tight.


  • At 5:11 PM, Blogger KL said…

    Hi Christine--

    I'm very sorry to hear this...let me know if you need anything (even if it's just errands) or if you need someone to talk to; I think of you often. Hang in there!

  • At 9:16 PM, Blogger kiwidebra said…

    Well, you know that I think this sucks and blows. If you're feeling up to it next week, I found that place that has those filled cupcakes. Mmmmm. That is, if you've recovered from our last cupcake experience!

  • At 10:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'll be thinking about you Monday (and I can't promise that I'll quit phone-stalking you, either!)...I really can't wait to see you in a few weeks -- I promise that Desiree and I will not actually force steroids, soda and candy into you to keep you up late...or do I have my fingers crossed?....
    I hope you will still have some of that residual prednisone-induced "unexplained happiness"....I was relieved to hear that you were not up at all hours of the day and night lifting cars with your newly discovered super-human strength -- that would have done some crazy crap to your back! How do I always manage to wander off on these tangents? I'll stop....and just save it for a really long voice mail on your phone tomorrow! Love, Mandy

  • At 9:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    My thoughts are with you today. I am so sorry to hear your very unfortunate news. I hope everything goes as smoothly as possible and that you are well enough to visit in July! I'm really looking forward to seeing you.

  • At 10:40 PM, Blogger Kristen said…

    Hello! Hope everything went as planned today--I'll call tomorrow to check in.



  • At 5:38 AM, Anonymous split ends said…

    You don't know me, but I found your blog through NaBloPoMo, and I've been reading ever since. I was so sorry to see this update... praying for health & strength for you.

  • At 6:58 PM, Blogger Darin said…

    YOu also donot know me, but love your blog and wantes to let you know I am ho[ping all is well for you!


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