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Dad's Medical Update

If all goes well, my father will start chemotherapy tomorrow morning for Aggressive Mantle Cell Lymphoma, a type of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. More information about it can be found here:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/07/080707081821.htm

However, he has to be strong enough for this treatment, which is very taxing on the body and will go on for a few months. He's been having trouble with low potassium and sodium levels, and just recovered from pneumonia. His immune system will be severely weakened, which will limit the number of visitors he can have. Today we dropped off a box full of VHS movies for him, and there's not much more I'll be able to do until this is over.

His bone marrow biopsy still isn't back, so we're not sure if he's in stage 3 or 4, but the treatment is pretty much the same. Thoughts and prayers are appreciated, of course ...

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enigmaticblues
Aug. 12th, 2013 02:59 am (UTC)
*fingers crossed* And also, I'm sorry your dad is so sick.
ozma914
Aug. 12th, 2013 03:34 am (UTC)
Thanks ... I wish I could say I was optimistic, but the prognosis isn't good for this particular one.
petzipellepingo
Aug. 12th, 2013 07:35 am (UTC)
Massive good vibes headed his way.
ozma914
Aug. 12th, 2013 06:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks -- just when he needs them most.
kazzy_cee
Aug. 12th, 2013 12:51 pm (UTC)
Sending good wishes for your Dad!
ozma914
Aug. 12th, 2013 06:22 pm (UTC)
Much thanks!
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