Sunday, November 23, 2008

Some Updates

Hi everyone. There isn't too much to report which is good and why the blog has been slow. Dr. Moriarty spoke with his surgeon of choice who is Dr. Chamberlain out of st barnabas in nj. He as worked on many cases with him and feels very confident about his ablities as a surgeon.

Dr. Chamberlain requested a mri of my beautiful liver to look at it in greater detail. I have that scheduled for Dec. 2nd I will aslo be scheduling an appointment to meet with him hopefully in december also. But as Dr. Moriarty cautioned me "this is only a meeting."

What he means is we don't know if anything will come of it or if resection surgery is back on the table. But it is definatly time to meet with a surgeon especially considering how well things look on scan in conjunction with my low cea levels. It will be good to get some fresh eyes to look at everything review the case and give us his opinion. So I am looking forward to this.

Thank you everyone for you prayers and support.

Please take time to think of and pray for my friend Lee Dolan who past away two weeks ago from cancer. She was a very kind lady and a very kind friend to me. So if you could just say a quick prayer for her it would mean a lot to me.

And lets keep praying for each other eh???


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Moriarty back at his post

Karen's doing well. She met with Dr Moriarty today. Essentially Moriarty read the radiologist's report from Karen's latest PET/CT scan and her overall status is "stable". An amazing result considering where she started from.

It's definitely time to consult a surgeon again to see if surgery is an option and this time we're letting Dr. Dan drive that process for us. We will likely meet with him again in another few weeks. Until then Karen continues the regime of Erbitux as this seems to be keeping things in check.

It's always a stressful and overwhelming exercise whenever these scans come up and this time has been no different. We may not always be conscious of the stresses we're under but they are there nonetheless and no doubt will lift over the next few days.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Just a quick note to let ya'll know that I haven't yet met with Dr. Moriarty. He is still out. Hopefully he will be back in by the end of the week. I just want him to get well. I am told I am at the top of the scheduling list when his dr.'s give him the okay to come back to work.