Stomach Cancer - My journey

by AMLux

I'm 57 years old and have just been diagnosed with stomach cancer. This blog is intended for me to get my thoughts together and even, occasionally, rage against this disease.

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  • Stomach Cancer - My journey

    070618 - At last some Good News

    Today was the day I was looking forward to and dreading in equal measure - Results Day. I had already received a copy of my blood analysis in the post and a couple of results were out with the norms but since I'm not a medical person..... The doctor told me to turn the page over and look at the tumour markers. It showed 1.8 (should be <5). I...
  • Stomach Cancer - My journey

    040618 - First Quarterly Check-up

    It is now three months since treatment finished. Today I have my first quarterly check with a CT scan, abdominal ultrasound and blood tests. I've been awake since 5.30am. Apprehensive, moi?
  • Stomach Cancer - My journey

    040418 - First post-treatment Check-up

    Chemo finished on 7th March. After almost 6 months of planned treatment, I've been feeling a bit like I'm in limbo. Had an abdominal ultrasound this morning. The oncologist seemed a bit concerned that the lower part of my liver was a bit rough rather than being smoother like the top part. He said it could have been the machine and he couldn't see any...
  • Stomach Cancer - My journey

    060318 - Post-op chemo Final Round

    Well that's chemo finished, hopefully. Nothing special to report other than the usual fatigue.  I was expecting to have a CT scan in three weeks time so was disappointed to be told by my oncologist that I will only have an ultrasound on my abdomen on 4th April and will have to wait until June for the CT scan. When I asked why he said that it was...
  • Stomach Cancer - My journey

    220218 - Round 3 of post-op chemo

    I've just completed the third of four post-op chemo sessions and feeling not too bad. After my last session I was still suffering slightly with neuropathy in my fingers. The oncologist decided that he would would remove the Oxaliplatin and only give me the other three drugs (Docetaxel, Leucovarin and 5-FU).  I am a bit concerned that by removing...