Dear Dr Chris
Very sorry to inform you Mrs V passed away on Monday 22nd February. She was a spiritual person so when her calling came it was peaceful. Thank you for the help and support . Regards.
Reply: Thank you for your information. I am sad to hear that. I remember you told me she went for chemo — did she die after taking the chemo? Thanks.
The complications started after she started chemo and she passed away within 2 weeks after chemo.
I m disappointed Mrs V choose to do chemo for the 5th time but she was in a lot of pain, ascites was a lot (they removed 4 litres).
I don’t know what to think about the mainstream medication . Regards.
Reply: Thank you very much for this clarification — but that is the way it is all the time. Thanks again for sharing!
Hello Dr Chris
Mrs V has been recommended to start chemo immediately. She has been uncomfortable for several days and the oncologist team thought that by waiting too long she may lose the window of opportunity for treatment .
They recommended this time to use caelyx and carboplatin which was used in 2008 but added Avastin also.
They told us they that want to do 3 cycles of 2 sittings each ,15 days apart of so 6 sittings. This will go on for 3 months.
We are of course very concerned about the effectiveness of the chemo though as we know it is a short gap arrangement; but we have to give it a try to see if some interim relief is archived.
Mrs V will therefore start tomorrow. It was a very difficult decision for us to accept as we do not know what lies ahead.
I will come back to you after 1 month, after 2 cycles are over by which time we should be able to assess.
Please spare a thought for V in these difficult days. Warm regards.