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Jamie_LAAugust 8, 2012

DH had a Dr.'s appt. on Monday. What the oncologist wants to do is NO CHEMO--Yeaaa! There is a new pill specifically for liver and kidney cancer. It does not have the severe side effects of chemo. That being said, there ARE MILD side effects of nausea and MILD hair loss. She said it should also reduce the size of the tumor in his lung. Scans will be done at intervals to see if there is shrinkage. She still wants us placed on the transplant list, so they re-faxed all his chart AGAIN to Tulane. She said all they can do is tell us 'no'. The price of this med. is $900/month!! YEAH, RIGHT! BUT, she said everyone that signs up for it gets it FREE, and it will be mailed to our home. They filled out the paper work for us while we were there today. She said it would take about a week to get the med. Now, get this! Our appt. was scheduled for 9:30am. We got there at 9:00. We weren't called to the back until 11:30! 2 1/2 hour wait! I kept asking if they forgot about us. "No, mam, we've got alot of patients today. We both were sooo happy to finally get some "good" news! If you can call this good news. lolol

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kacram

That is good news. still thinking of you...

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 11:10AM
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luckygardnr

This gives you hope, so that is definitely good news. I'm rootin' for you both!

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 11:38AM
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terilyn

This is really good news! Thoughts and prayers are still with you.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 11:55AM
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lindaohnowga

It sounds like the doctor has faith in this new pill working and that is good. Praying she is right, and praying for you and your hubby.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 12:56PM
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glenda_al

Glad to hear the update.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 1:08PM
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sleeperblues

Great news, Jamie! Sorry about your wait, that must have been frustrating. But it least it means they take as much time as needed with each patient. Keep us informed of any new developments.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 2:18PM
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ont_gal

Sure good news today!

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 2:36PM
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lydia1959

That sounds like good news... hoping it works well and that your hubby will be around for many more years! ((Jamie and DH))

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 3:05PM
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linda_in_iowa

It sounds like good news to me.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 8:05PM
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matti5

Finally some good news! Sounds like the doctor is very optimistic. Please keep us posted. Hugs to you!

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 8:41PM
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Kathsgrdn

Good news!

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 9:06PM
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petaloid

That sounds very, very hopeful!

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 9:21PM
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eileen101

Wonderful News!!
Eileen

    Bookmark   August 9, 2012 at 3:09AM
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jannie

Wishing your husband the best.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2012 at 6:52AM
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Granlan_TX

Sounds promising Jamie. All the best to you and your hubby as you go forward.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2012 at 7:01AM
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