Saturday, May 4, 2013

A toast...

I'ld like to make a toast!
Because my doctor says, "NOTHING NEW, & NOTHING GREW! Yippee!

So even though i am still somewhat in limbo, i'll take it. Patience, i guess, is key. Sometimes we want things in black or white; perhaps gray is the safer color for now. And if my doctor is optimistic, so am I.

Current plan is radiofrequency ablation of any visible liver lesions. Kind of like zap them out. And more good news is that one of the liver lesions has disappeared completely on scans. I'll also be getting 6 weeks of radiation (hopefully proton) to the pancreas bed. And more good news, some of the pancreas nodules looked necrotic which means they are dying. Yay! Along with the radiation, i'll be on a continuous infusion of chemo: 5-FU to be specific... if you care/ if you are a medical person :o)

Speaking of chemo, I apparently have pulmonary (lung) toxicity from the gemcitabine chemo. Hmmm... no wonder I was sick all of April, and I couldn't shake it. So that bought me 5 days of steroids to calm my lungs down. And now that my Abraxane is on hold as well, my peripheral neuropathy* should get better. *Peripheral neuropathy is a side effect of the chemo... the best way i can describe it is that it makes all your finger tips numb.

So that's my big news and what we are toasting to. Thanks for all the prayers and all the finger and toe crossing :o). Please keep them coming. And this is what I have to say to you, cancer!

lots of love...
little lisa lollipop

May 3: Happy Birthday, brother Vinnie!

May 4: Happy Birthday, baby sister Susan!


  1. Such good news. Prayers will continue for you every day. Peggy Pearce

  2. Great news Lisa!!! We will all continue praying and hoping for the very best for you. Go celebrate the weekend!!

    Ro Mascherino

  3. Praise God! Doin' a happy dance!!!

  4. So happy to read this! Continued prayers! ~ Dana