Category Archives: Treatments

12 Months and Still Fighting

Update on Ren’s condition. For those that have been following this blog will know that Ren has a will that is not surpassed by many. He was always extremely determined (some would call it stubborn) to achieve any goal he … Continue reading

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ALPPS Non Event

On Wednesday I woke up in intensive care. I was sore, but I was alive was my first thought. My second thought, something is not right as I looked at clock and the time showed only 1pm. Also I did … Continue reading

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ALPPS Surgery Update

The fluid buildup due to ascites is becoming unbearable, so I decided to go to hospital a day early in a hope of a solution. I got none. I was told that draining the fluid would do more harm than … Continue reading

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Lifelines

Last month I was thrown two potential lifelines. Firstly I found a surgeon willing to do a colon resection using Dr. Karel Fortyn’s devitalization/devascularization method. I blogged about this procedure in the past where I went into a great deal … Continue reading

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Hallwang Week

This is a long story and I am starting at the other end, but Its the the most current and if I feel up to it, I’ll fill in the significant events leading up to this week later. I arrived … Continue reading

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Removab #4 Saga

After the last Chemoembolization disaster, my scheduled Removab treatment was put on hold. Hallwang refused to offer the treatment till I recovered from the last TACE and resulting complications. Hallwang wanted to send me home for 3 weeks, but considering … Continue reading

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Defeat

At some point you realize that there is no point fighting the inevitable, and that the only sensible option is just to give up. I reached that point last month. If you have been following my blog, you know of … Continue reading

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TACE #4 Aftermath

I have not updated the blog for quite some time and when this happens, I usually have a good reason. The reason is however almost never good and this time was no exception. TACE #4, although initially quite painless, was … Continue reading

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TACE #4

Due to my liver pain and swelling I brought forward my next TACE (Trans Arterial Chemo Embolization) procedure and last wednesday I found myself yet again on Prof. Vogl’s (a.k.a. Dr. Pain) operating table. But I get ahead of myself. … Continue reading

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Cancer Fever & The Keto Diet

I had nightly fevers in the 38.5 degrees Celsius range for over six months now. A fever can be caused by infection, by the immune system fighting the cancer, or by the cancer itself. A long term fever such as … Continue reading

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