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Adrienne was posted 12/31/2001 08:45 pm by Lillie
E-mail Address: sassylill1@aol.com

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Adrienne, I am no doctor, I can only say that most patients get more time with Gemzar. Gemzar is usually very tollerable by patients and give very little problems. Many patients have lengthened their lives. Kay S use to say she lived a normal life while on the gemzar and she lived 3 1/2 years with mets to the liver. Randi Stein has been on the gemzar for several years and his wife just posted his sucess story on the gemzar site. You can read it at www.gemzar.com If you can find Randy's story just yell back and I will copy and paste it here for you. If I were in your mama's shoes knowing what I know now I WOULD chose the gemzar. If I didn't like the way the gemzar made me feel I would pull the plug on the chemo. Its got to be an individual choice. I don't know anything about the gerson treatments and it could be just as good or even better I just don't know. I do know how you feel. Its so terrible to be looking for something to save a person you love. Give mama all the information you can find both good and bad on all the treatments and let her choose. A friend of ours died with PC about 7 years ago and Ronnies daughter was a nurse and they did the chemo, the gerson treatment at home with the coffee enemias, and the shark cartlidge. Ronnie didn't last long and they did all three. Who knows what will work for each individual. Just do the best you can gathering information, let mama make the choice and don't look back and second guess things if it doesn't pan out. I have walked in your shoes and the hardest thing is not to wish we had done something differently and not feeling guilty. Hugs Lillie

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