Re: Peritoneal Mesothelioma
My Mom was also diagnosed with Peritonal Mesothelioma (July 2005). When hers was found it had already spread to one of her lungs. Her prognosis was Terminal but started on Cisplatin/Gemzar combo for I believe 3 rounds. Then we stopped for a while and her stomach became filled with fluid, so bad she could not get comfortable. She was told that there wasn't anything else to do and we called hospice. In the meantime her best friend who is very religious prayed on her and within one week the fluid went down to normal. She then started a trial with Dana Farber in Boston and had two full rounds. That stopped working and she is now on Alimpta sp? and has had two full rounds. We go for a CT Scan on the 22nd. Both my sister and I are there for her with every chemo treatment and then some. She has been a real trooper through this although has had lots of depression especially at the beginning. Please hang in there, we thought the worst and certaintly didn't expect Mom to be with us 17 months later but she is. There is alway hope. Stay positive and keeping fighting. It is a miracle from God that Mom is still with us and I'm praying that is continues. My heart goes out to you and your Mom. Please keep the Faith and don't give up.