Worrisome news for Debbie in UK; please send her your support

17 Sep 2009 by under News, People

debbie rich and kieran 100x100 Worrisome news for Debbie in UK; please send her your supportOur good friend , in the UK, (pictured with sons Rich and Kieran) who has been in remission from her mesothelioma since December 2008, had a worrying report from her latest medical checkup. She visited her oncologist in the UK on Sept. 16, and they have detected some increase in size in her lymph node as the result of a CT scan of her chest, abdomen and pelvis.

“My oncologist is putting me in the Meso box again, and I am not going there,” she told me in an email this morning.

She’s posted the medical records on her blog, Mesothelioma & Me, so please visit her site to check out the full report. According to the findings section, the scan detected “a new 5mm nodule and several smaller new nodules withing the lower left lobe.” However, the scan does not show any growth or changes in the existing areas where they knew there was tumor previously.

It’s been a rough several weeks for Debbie, as she only recently was released from the hospital after suffering a bad case of swine flu and pneumonia! In her blog, she says she is hopeful the increased lymph node could be related to the infection and pneumonia from her illness rather than cancer cells.

Debbie experienced wonderful success in the treatment of her mesothelioma under the care of , who she began seeing in May 2008 for an experimental new treatment, chemoembolization. Under his care, her tumor (which she calls Theo) shrunk an amazing 83 percent. Debbie must travel to Germany to participate in the clinical trial at J.W. Goethe University Hospital at Frankfurt University.

Debbie said she has contacted Dr. Vogl about her latest test results, and will consult with him about treatment following a P.E.T. scan.

We know that Debbie is an ultimate fighter and wonderful advocate for mesothelioma awareness and for justice for victims of asbestos disease. Please send her some well wishes! You can contact her through her blog or email her at phu_phita@hotmail.com. I know she’d love to hear from you!

I will keep you posted!

3 Responses to “Worrisome news for Debbie in UK; please send her your support”

  1. Mike Crill Missoula,Mt

    My prayers are with you Debbie and you are quite the fighter who many look up to in this horrible exposure that was done to most of us.Bless your family and friends for the love you share.No one can take that away from you.Love everyday Debbie…I know you do…Sincerely and understanding Mike Crill and Family.

  2. Mike Crill

    My prayers are with you Debbie and you are quite the fighter who many look up to in this horrible exposure that was done to most of us.Bless your family and friends for the love you share.No one can take that away from you.Love everyday Debbie…I know you do…Sincerely and understanding Mike Crill and Family.

  3. Mike Crill

    My prayers are with you Debbie and you are quite the fighter who many look up to in this horrible exposure that was done to most of us.Bless your family and friends for the love you share.No one can take that away from you.Love everyday Debbie…I know you do…Sincerely and understanding Mike Crill and Family.