Friday, October 9, 2009


I'll keep this brief because I don't have a lot of answers right now. My AFP level is rising again. It's at 89 and that is significant enough to easily rule out any kind of lab error. The cancer is back, but I do not know where or what the plan is yet. If it's localized somewhere, Dr. Chandramouli said that Dr. Einhorn mentioned the possibility of doing another surgery. If it's not or if surgery looks too risky I will likely go on a Taxol/Gemzar regimen of chemotherapy.

Taxol -
Gemzar -

When combined, Taxol and Gemzar have a greater cumulative effect and produce better results. Having said that, they still don't offer a very high chance of a cure for a person like myself so I think we are hoping for another surgery at this point. I have a PET scan scheduled for Monday morning at 7:00AM and should get the results of where the cancer is by late that day or Tuesday. We will be sure to update the blog with that information.

I know you might be reading this and thinking to yourself, "this again?". I apologize for the roller coaster this whole thing has been. I'm still trying to digest this information and prepare myself for another fight. I had really hoped that I finally beat it with that last surgery but I guess we are still going to be tested. My resolve hasn't weakened, but my body is growing tired. The mind is willing. Thank you so much for all of your prayers, kindness, and positive thoughts. I appreciate them more than I could ever tell you.


PS: I love my wife.


Anonymous said...

Fuck dude, this really sucks, I really don't know what to say other than be strong and keep pushing like always.

Kofi Jamal said...

Bro, stay on the positive and stay on that path. You have a lot going on for you and you know it; so don't dwell on anything negative. Stay shining in the light, even if sometimes it may be hard to do. Know you have a lot of people pulling for you and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Angelina Kump said...

I'm so sorry. Remember you are loved by many people who are there for you at any time. Keep close to your family and god. You are in the thoughts and prayers of me any my family.

Jan said...

My prayers are with you, I am so sorry to hear your cancer may have returned. There is hope that the lab results aren't conclusive, that it is something other than cancer. Just keep fighting the good fight. Cancer is a beast. All I can think to say is "Kill the beast!!"...
I am all too familiar with TC as my son had it. Someone pointed your blog out to me a year ago, I hadn't looked at it for a while... Sounds like you have a wonderful wife and family --cures and miracles do happen everyday.

jennifer martella said...

i love you sean. you are in all my prayers!!! love ur cousin jen