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

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Stomach Cancer - My journey

    080218 - Two down, two to go

    Just completed the second of my post-op chemo sessions. This was the first time that it was done as an outpatient. Mind you, I still spent all day at the hospital on Tuesday. I was there at 8.15 and was finally sent home at 16.15 with a portable pump to dispense the last drug which takes 24 hours. They were rushing to finish and I think they pushed...
  • Stomach Cancer - My journey

    080118 - One month post-op Pathology Report

    It is exactly one month since I lost 80% of my stomach. I've had little blips along the way with eating but usually because I over indulged! Had my post-op follow up appointment with the surgeon today and he says that I am healing well. He asked about exercise and I told him that I tried to walk a little each day.  He suggested cycling, although...