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CaptTNF was posted 01/31/2004 11:32 pm by MelanieK
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I was going to write this before your cruise, but didn't want to put a damper on your vacation. I'm glad you are back safe and sound and had a good time. However, I was concerned at your docs attitude to wait 6-8 weeks for treatment or until you are 'symptomatic'. That really scares me. My husband has been fighting this damn cancer for 2 years 8 months (no Whipple). I think I can speak from experience at this point. Yes, I know each case is different, but if Lou waited to be symptomatic before getting treatment, he would not be here today. The attitude of his oncologist is to stay one step ahead of the cancer, not the other way around. I'm not trying to be negative, but I hope you will give it some thought and possibly get another opinion, especially since your scan showed suspicious areas on the liver. BTW, we were on the Sensation in 1995, and also swam with the sting rays. OK, I was the only chicken that would not get in the water...too scary for me. Aren't cruises fabulous!! I've been selling cruises for 15 years, and we have been on around 50 of them. Capt, best wishes and take care, so you can start planning that next cruise. Sincerely, Melanie

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