Friday, February 10, 2012

Day 15

Before & After

The girl with the sunshine hair has found a new do for her journey. I thought you all would appreciate seeing her shining face.

We do have news from a yesterday's appointment with the GI Oncologist at UCSF - Dr. Ko...

It looks as though Folfirinox is the cocktail of choice! And, according to Dr. Ko, there is absolutely no reason why mom cannot receive this treatment through Kaiser. There is a beautiful facility in Santa Clara where a colleague and fellow Standford Univ. alum, Dr. Pan, currently works.

Here's the glitch... Kaiser insists that mom is a new patient and therefore in need of yet another hour long appointment to review her treatment options. The first available appointment isn't until 2/22. Clearly, we're not going to wait that long for her treatment. So, we're currently trying to arrange for her to receive the Folfirinox asap - hopefully Monday 2/13.

Please send your positive thoughts toward our efforts to expedite this process. We're so ready to begin fighting this vicious disease. Mom is already rocking the new do in preparation for her treatment - so we're good to go!

15 comments:

  1. Mom found a great explanation of Folfirinox (fol-fear-o-knocks)...

    http://www.pancreaticcancerjourney.com/folfirinox.html

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  2. Good news! Dr. Pan has agreed to see mom TODAY at 5:30pm. That was a magnificent turn around and we're so excited that treatment is just around the corner. Go Team!

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    1. Hows that for positive prayers! Ready for the healing to begin! Hair looks amazing, did you do it Jess?-Beth

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    2. It does look amazing, doesn't it? I didn't do it. I'm not down there yet. I fly in on Thursday morning. Can't wait!

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  3. Love the new Hairstyle!
    Denise you are as Beautiful as ever!
    Our Prayers are with you...
    The Beesley's

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    1. So beautidful Denise. Your beauty just shines through your eyes and your face. That will never change. Love you much.

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  4. Darling Niecy...You look as gorgeous as always with you new "do". We have been praying all week and without even knowing you needed Monday to be your day, it happened, and it is on my bday so it has to be a good start to a positive direction from the Lord! My friends dad worked through this crazy cancer you have for 14 years! You are strong, brave and the loving energy you spread to all is now going to come back to surround you! I love you precious!!! Kathy

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    1. Thanks for those words of hope and promise, Kathy. And, thank you for sharing your birthday blessing with mom. Love you!

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    2. Talked to Josh today and he brought me up to date. Great to hear you have found the right Dr. and the right treatment. My prayers and my faith are in the compassion and love and healing of the Lord by His Spirit, by His covenant and His Word. - Marc

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  5. Sending positive thoughts and love!
    Peggy

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  6. Bill and Kathleen HouppermansFebruary 11, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    Great way to keep in touch and updated. Denise and John, our hearts are with you both - keep the faith - always in our prayers. Love you, miss you. Bill and Kathleen

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  7. This is good news Jess! Prayers are being answered. Monday is cocktail hour!!

    Scott

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  8. Denise, your new hairstyle looks lovely.

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  9. Scott and I are keeping you in our prayers!

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