Sunday, August 8, 2010


It's past time to update Jeanine's condition, but it is hard to do because there is little to tell. I told her that I was going to do it, so here goes.

Jeanine is still on Torisel. At this point, it seems to be holding the cancer at bay. She has had few side effects from this treatment and yet, she still has issues that make her uncomfortable or in pain a good deal of the time. Part of that pain, of course, is from the tumors in her liver. Her treatment does not promise or even claim a minuscule possibility that it can shrink her cancer. At this point, the doctor is simply trying to prevent any growth in her known tumors and prevent the growth of new tumors.

Other pain comes from the side effects, for the most part, from the Vicodin she takes to handle the pain from the cancer in the liver. She finds herself needing that Vicodin every 4 or 5 hours.

Jeanine is finding herself more and more tired depending on the activities she is engaged in. She is considerably tired after her treatments on Fridays. Yet, she is still able to work, do what needs to be done around the house (though she has hired someone to do her yard work,) and take care of her responsibilities in her ward. She appreciates your concern and love and continues to like to visit with you. Thank you for your continued support of her.

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