• Bad, bad news!!!!

    Asked by Ron1961 on Friday, March 28, 2014

    Bad, bad news!!!!

    I went in for my liver resection surgery today. The surgeon opened me up and to everyones surprise there was cancer spread throughout my abdominal cavity. So badly spread that the doctor did not do the resection. Needless to say all of my doctors were surprised. Nothing of this nature showed on any scan, blood work or anything. I am devastated. Not sure yet what my next step will be. I feel that I have lost this battle before I even had a chance. I will never trust the results of any test again.

    49 Answers from the Community

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    • JeanB's Avatar
      JeanB

      So sorry that you got this kind of news. I am sending prayers your way.

      about 5 years ago
    • BabsWon's Avatar
      BabsWon

      So sorry for this situation, but don't give up. Based on others on this site, I know there are chemo treatments that can be used. At least wait for the doctors to come up with a plan. If they don't give up on you, you shouldn't give up on yourself either. Best of luck and keep us posted.

      about 5 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Sending prayers your way. If your Drs. don't get a plan get a second opinion.

      about 5 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Sorry Ron, but don't throw in the towel just yet. Let's see what they docs have to say for you. I wish you good things and a master plan for it all.

      about 5 years ago
    • spdsgrl's Avatar
      spdsgrl

      I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!

      about 5 years ago
    • Oktober71's Avatar
      Oktober71

      Wait on the doctors. If you don't like what you hear, get a second opinion. There are clinical trials out there. Try not to give up hope right now! Praying for you.- Jenn

      about 5 years ago
    • 2bbcontinued's Avatar
      2bbcontinued

      Sorry about your horrble news. Keep fighting. You never know what they may come up with to help in this battle. Doctors come up with all kinds of things now a days.

      about 5 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      Well, that sux. I'm very sorry. It isn't, however, time to give up. The best conventional doctors are at MD Andersen, Sloan Kettering, the Mayo, and Mt. Sinai. It is hard to ever tell if your doctor was at the top of his class or to the bottom. Bottom feeders are always out of options.

      Things are actually no worse now than they were before you had this surgery, are they? The only change is in your mood and the surprize of your dorktors.

      And there are also options outside of the conventional box. Go to an all raw & living lifestyle for two months and there is no doubt that your tumors will shrink. There is doubt as to whether they will be shrinking fast enough. Nature has a different sort of timetable without too many instant magic bullets. There is Habet el Baraka, a black seed which is proven (over 60 peer reviewed studies) to strengthen the immune system so your own body shrinks the cancer. Researchers haven't got it figured out yet but they have watched results and copied those results using black seed oil. There are folks who use Chaga mushroom extract and remiss from pancreatic cancer. Certain cancers respond to the fruit of the soursop tree (graviola) which is eaten in a certain on and off manner. Check out guanabana. Look into the Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, Optimum Wellness out of San Diego or Texas, and Living Light in Atlanta.

      Many of the protocols are able to combine with each other. Hope comforts. It is your life. How do you want to live it and how do you want to spend it?

      about 5 years ago
    • cris' Avatar
      cris

      So sorry , please keep fighting, sending ((((hugs)))) & prayers.

      about 5 years ago
    • Oktober71's Avatar
      Oktober71

      We are all here in your cheering section.

      about 5 years ago
    • Jaye's Avatar
      Jaye

      My prayers go up for your healing.

      about 5 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Listen to Geekling as you have NOTHING to lose.
      Raw Foods, Juicing and Anti Cancer Supplements.
      Also check into the Macrobiotic Diet.
      Go to the site Chris Beat Cancer AND his facebook page.
      Try and get Healthy by feeding the new cells that are born super nutrition foods.

      about 5 years ago
    • Joyex's Avatar
      Joyex

      Ron - so sorry to hear this bad news. I know how much hope you had placed in this op. There are still options - chemo is shrinking many tumours today without surgery. I am thinking of you and wishing you love, strength and peace at this difficult time. xx

      about 5 years ago
    • KLC's Avatar
      KLC

      Please don't view it as having "lost the battle". Not sure if you saw the movie "Lone Survivor" . . .there is a line in there - - YOU ARE NEVER OUT OF THE FIGHT! Even at this very minute - you are a survivor !

      about 5 years ago
    • catmoy's Avatar
      catmoy

      You ARE a survivor. I also had a " surprise" of a rare cancer in a fibroid. Listen to your onc. If your soul and brain don't like the plan, go elsewhere . God gave you a soul for a reason. Some say it is premonition, or a gut feeling. It is your soul trying to survive. Don't give up. Keep your thoughts toward a positive mission. I pray for you.

      about 5 years ago
    • 3tykes' Avatar
      3tykes

      Praying for you!. Please don't give up hope and wait to hear what the Dr. have to say....we are all here in this together. Wish you all the best!

      about 5 years ago
    • Ron1961's Avatar
      Ron1961

      Thanks everyone for your kind words. It certainly was a shock but I regroup and go on. Will speak with the Onc on Monday.

      about 5 years ago
    • Rivergal's Avatar
      Rivergal

      Praying for you. You are a survivor! Hang in there!

      about 5 years ago
    • Kristy728's Avatar
      Kristy728

      I had several tumors in my abdominal cavities. Some they took out, others went away with chemo. I'm a three year stage 4 survivor now, so hang in there you could be too!!

      about 5 years ago
    • myronbob's Avatar
      myronbob (Best Answer!)

      read on post ,someone had 18 chemo ,and removed 14 liver tumours . stay in game onc will give you plan , hopefully chemo and removal in stages .or rfa . you'll get right plan . its real early .

      about 5 years ago
    • alaskasusie's Avatar
      alaskasusie

      My prayers are being offered for you on this unexpected journey. It's good that you were able to share so that we can help support you and offer you encouragement.

      about 5 years ago
    • Janine44's Avatar
      Janine44

      Praying for you Please Don't give up lots of help here I agree with diet changes Whole foods can really help

      about 5 years ago
    • Janio's Avatar
      Janio

      Don't throw the towel in yet! I'm a 9 year survivor of BC! Had it return 2 more times. Once in my rib and had radiation and didn't get it all still some left. Now in liver in a few spots from small to big. I'm on a third type of chemo. This last chemo so far in 3 months stop growth. I go Thursday for scan to see what it is doing. Hopefully no more growth or spreading. So hang in there and wait to see what your next step is!!!

      about 5 years ago
    • AmyJo's Avatar
      AmyJo

      Ron, I am so sorry to hear this news. I can relate though. After my liver resection everything was going great but after my routine scan they found it had spread to my lungs in a buckshot manner.... splatters of cancer throughout both lungs. Please don't give up. I've been fighting for 4 years and I'm not ready to give up yet.
      Sending you many prayers for healing and for comfort in dealing with this.
      ~Never Lose Hope~

      about 5 years ago
    • Carol-Charlie's Avatar
      Carol-Charlie

      I was diagnosed with Stage IV Ovarian Cancer. My oncologist removed a 39 lb. right ovary & Tumor. Then he removed all the cancer he could see. It had spread to my intestines and my urethra. Two months later we did a PET CT Scan... It came back completely cancer free. I then did two years of chemo...This was exhausting, but not painful. Fingers went numb, feet too, but sleeping almost all the time was the hardest.... But it sure worked... Cancer free for eight years now. Tell your doctor you want to fight and jump in there and fight.... It worked for me... Hair didn't grow back enough to go without a wig... feet still numb, but I've added three more grandchildren AND two great grandchildren... Life is worth fighting for... Take God's hand and ask Him to lead you... tell Him you'll follow!!!!! It's over eight years.... We're still holding hands and I'm still following... God bless you Ron.

      about 5 years ago
    • Carol-Charlie's Avatar
      Carol-Charlie

      I was diagnosed with Stage IV Ovarian Cancer. My oncologist removed a 39 lb. right ovary & Tumor. Then he removed all the cancer he could see. It had spread to my intestines and my urethra. Two months later we did a PET CT Scan... It came back completely cancer free. I then did two years of chemo...This was exhausting, but not painful. Fingers went numb, feet too, but sleeping almost all the time was the hardest.... But it sure worked... Cancer free for eight years now. Tell your doctor you want to fight and jump in there and fight.... It worked for me... Hair didn't grow back enough to go without a wig... feet still numb, but I've added three more grandchildren AND two great grandchildren... Life is worth fighting for... Take God's hand and ask Him to lead you... tell Him you'll follow!!!!! It's over eight years.... We're still holding hands and I'm still following... God bless you Ron.

      about 5 years ago
    • Pooh64's Avatar
      Pooh64

      Oh dear. So sorry to hear about your shocking news. Don't give up. Try to stay positive. If you don't know what the next step is...then there must be options. Will keep you in my prayers.

      about 5 years ago
    • Lois26's Avatar
      Lois26

      Keep fighting Ron, don't let the cancer win. Sending prayers.

      about 5 years ago
    • lstlaurent1130's Avatar
      lstlaurent1130

      Ron, so sorry for your unexpected news. You need to hang in there and not give up hope. I am praying for you.

      about 5 years ago
    • KarenN's Avatar
      KarenN

      Sorry about the bad news, Ron. That's frightening. I don't know who your surgeon is, but if he or she is not an expert, I would seek a second or even third opinion. I am an appendix cancer survivor and in communicating with others, I have learned that there are a whole lot of people who were misdiagnosed. Their stories are similar to yours: opened up and cancer all over that didn't show up on scans. Many of them are survivors, now that they got the appropriate treatment. Don't give up!

      about 5 years ago
    • junebug0121's Avatar
      junebug0121

      Ron, I am so sorry for you to have gotten this news. Above all.. know that there are so many on your side. Do not give up. New medicines, new doctors all will be come to your aid. I, personally, would be scared witless. Having been admitted to the hospital as terminal with an perforated colon and no hope from my oncologist.. an incredible surgeon performed his miracle. Then, with chemo and care.. I did survive. Now I have Hodgkin's Lymphoma.. which shocked my doctor and the Tumor Council. BUT... we are still here. I would get a second opinion and keep the faith. God Bless you. Texas

      about 5 years ago
    • glam's Avatar
      glam

      Please never ever lose hope....be very very faithful....grab God's hand and talk with Him with all your heart and soul.....for him nothing is impossible.....don't desist of your life......with your permission I will keep you in my prayers.... God bless you and the Virgin and Santa Teresa please extend your veil over Ron for cure and relieve.....God continue blessing all of us

      about 5 years ago
    • Fusionera's Avatar
      Fusionera

      Praying hard for you. As glam said, never lose faith. I am praying not only for your healing, but also for the right decisions regarding further treatment. Please keep us posted.

      about 5 years ago
    • cbanks' Avatar
      cbanks

      Don't give up Ron. Let's give the docs some time to put a plan together. Glad you are here. We are here for you.

      about 5 years ago
    • crudd123's Avatar
      crudd123

      Many prayers for you!

      about 5 years ago
    • HOBO's Avatar
      HOBO

      Ron, at first let me say how very sorry I am. I am certain you are scared. We all would be. This is just the beginning. Wait to hear what the doctor has to suggest. Remember you are in charge. Everyone on this site will walk this journey with you. You are not alone. Hang in there. Please keep us posted. Sending you warm hugs.

      Jane

      about 5 years ago
    • cbanks' Avatar
      cbanks

      Good luck on Monday Ron. You found the right place to be. We are with you!

      about 5 years ago
    • zubsha's Avatar
      zubsha

      I am so sorry you have to g through this but please do listen to all the voices telling you to not give up. This is a disappointment for sure but not the end of the war by any means

      about 5 years ago
    • kaluha22's Avatar
      kaluha22

      There is a doctor in Washington DC that specializes in this type of surgery. His name is Dr. Sugarbaker and he is at Washington Hospital Center. I am praying for you. My husband just had his 3rd surgery for stage 3 colon cancer.

      about 5 years ago
    • kalindria's Avatar
      kalindria

      I have little to add to this just my firm belief that there is always an option to try. I know this was a shock and will take some time to wrap your head around. Give yourself permission to mourn your change of circumstance and then gear up for whatever battle lies ahead. We're here to help and support you, whatever path you choose.

      about 5 years ago
    • Lamarcy21's Avatar
      Lamarcy21

      I've heard good things about Dr. Sugarbaker as well. He helped to prolong the life of a dear friend for 2-3 years. Good years. Life is good and worth fighting for.

      almost 5 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Does anybody know HOW Ron is doing?
      Prayers and Hugs!!
      B

      almost 5 years ago
    • HOBO's Avatar
      HOBO

      Hi Barry,

      I was.thinking the same thing this morning. I hope things are progressing well for Ron.

      Jane

      almost 5 years ago
    • chrismorr's Avatar
      chrismorr

      Still nothing on Ron ? I hope he's fighting the good fight !

      over 4 years ago
    • Mary57's Avatar
      Mary57

      Ron, I agree with eating raw vegetables etc. no process foods at all! Cancer can not spread in a alkaline body! Your body must be very acidic. I have a friend that drank alkaline water, bought a machine called Kangen Water that hooks to your kitchen tap. He is now Cancer Free! Look on the website about Kangen Water. It was first used in Japan 40 years ago in there Hospitals. Now anyone can have it in their homes. I myself drink ph8 alkaline water, I started one year ago after doctors found a cancerous polyp which they removed two years ago, last colonoscopy show just one polyp six months ago, which was removed, did not get letter from Dr. so I guess it was benign. I believe keeping my body in a balance alkaline state has helped me from getting multiple polps. Look up the site and decide for yourself, they can answer any questions, and testimonials of people that have used it. Will remember you in my prayers too! I have a friend that has Pancreatic Cancer, she was first diagnosed 15yrs ago, refused chemo & radiation, instead grows her own fruit & veg, positive attitude. The cancer is still there after 15 years, but not spreading! She has seen her children grow up and is now a Granma! Hope this bit of information helps. Look forward to hearing from you on this site. I'm Mary57

      over 4 years ago
    • Mary57's Avatar
      Mary57

      Just realises Ron posted his bad news eight months ago! Hope he is still fighting. Will he get my message,?

      over 4 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Does anybody know IF he is OK?
      B

      over 4 years ago
    • nametoolong's Avatar
      nametoolong

      How can you eat raw veggies with an ostomy? ( I was told not to.)

      almost 4 years ago
    • Braz's Avatar
      Braz

      I do fine eating raw veggies with an ostomy. If anything, the fiber contents make things more manageable.

      4 months ago

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