Thursday, October 15, 2009

Cancer Crossroads

I started my 11th Cycle of Chemo and met with Dr. Lo, my oncologist. After Cycle 12, I will be getting another CAT scan and a Pet Scan.

As DR Lo put it, I am at a crossroads. What procedures and targeted therapies would be reommended? But at the end of the day, even though there are "options", when you're dealing with Cancer, it's all a crapshoot. There are NO guarantees Cyberknife will work vs Radio Frequency Ablation. Every patient is different and responds differently.

Given the fact that I'm Stage 4 with tumors all over my liver, not nice and isolated in one lobe, I've been "lucky" thus far, with my tumors shrinking and good response to Chemo.

But where do I go from here? There are lots of questions and fear and confusion and decisions on the horizon, my Damn Cancer better sit up, pay attention and get the hell out of my body!!!!!


  1. I agree Peg, keep beating its ass! One way or another its gonna go!!! Fight on friend!

    Love ya,

  2. Hey you're moving in the right direction and that is a good thing.

    Keep up the battle!

  3. Pegster,

    Your Prayer Warriors need to kick it into high gear! I added you to my little guy's Wednesday Mass at Bishop John Marshall School in Vermont. You have 142 new Prayer Warriors pulling for you ♥

    You are and always have been Lean, Mean, Peggy Dean (Luckey) and that damn cancer better look out!

    Praying for your strength, health and continued progress. You are soo loved.

    ♥♥♥ Lori Lula

  4. I'll be kicking it in high gear with them!
    Peter Tedeschi

  5. Hi Peg,

    It was great to hear on Wednesday you were feeling “normal” and better yet enjoying yourself, that’s a good thing! IMHO the more activities you can do which bring joy, laughter and a sense of normalcy the better equipped your mind will be to help in the healing process. And I would choose a crossroads with many options any day; we just need to pray that God leads you down the right road and shows you the right option and he will!!

    I heard somewhere…courage is not the absence of fear, it’s the willingness to take the next step in the face of fear and so keep keeping on, keep moving forward and remember if you need anything just give me a shout and I’m there to do what I can.


  6. Peg-Our prayers will be more intense, more frequent, more specific. We are praying fervently that the "right" path be illuminated with God's love, God's grace and God's perfect direction. And that it all comes thru loud and clear after cycle 12.
    Love, Pam and Tay