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Dad out of hospital

Dad's out of the hospital, and they tell him his lymph nodes are shrinking. Two more rounds of chemo to go ...


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Oct. 24th, 2013 07:26 am (UTC)
Good news, indeed!
Oct. 24th, 2013 09:32 am (UTC)
And this time of year, we need all the good news we can get!
Oct. 24th, 2013 08:03 am (UTC)
Good to hear!
Oct. 24th, 2013 09:32 am (UTC)
It's been a really up and down time ...
Oct. 24th, 2013 12:21 pm (UTC)
Keeping my fingers crossed that everything continues to go well.
Oct. 24th, 2013 07:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks ... not out of the woods yet, by any means.
Oct. 24th, 2013 01:19 pm (UTC)
That's great news!
Oct. 24th, 2013 07:59 pm (UTC)
It is, indeed!
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Oct. 24th, 2013 08:00 pm (UTC)
Just when we needed it!
Oct. 24th, 2013 05:58 pm (UTC)
Good news!
Oct. 24th, 2013 08:00 pm (UTC)
And hoping it continues that way!
Oct. 24th, 2013 07:29 pm (UTC)
Oct. 24th, 2013 08:00 pm (UTC)
Oct. 28th, 2013 06:30 pm (UTC)
Fingers crossed indeed! This sounds like very good news.
Oct. 28th, 2013 08:59 pm (UTC)
He's lost weight, but otherwise he seems to be doing much better than I expected. Two more rounds of chemo to go.
Oct. 28th, 2013 09:00 pm (UTC)
That's the worst of it, isn't it, the chemo and radiation?

I have lupus and don't think my body could handle it; it would destroy my immune system. (an airplane flight knocks me out for weeks afterward.)
Oct. 28th, 2013 09:02 pm (UTC)
I wonder about my wife on that front -- between her endometriosis and fibromyaliga, she can't really take any more problems. Here's hoping neither one of you ever have to go through it.
Oct. 28th, 2013 09:13 pm (UTC)
Full disclosure: last year I had my first mammogram and a biopsy, and they diagnosed me with "Stage Zero" cancer - ie, wonky cells which have an "increased" risk of becoming a tumor sometime in the next 5-15 years. They wanted me to start the works asap and when I voiced my concerns about radiation/chemo, they agreed I was sensible - and wanted me to have a mastectomy preferably within two weeks.

I said, let's monitor it and when it's something more, we'll talk. I had a follow up recently and all they'd call it this time was an "abnormality" - but "not an urgent abnormality".

I'm pretty sure we ALL have wonky cells, and I suspect "Stage zero" is a neat little trick that allows them to statistically increase the number of "cancer cures". It's a very controversial "catagory".

My partner was told she should have an operation on her breast 17 years ago and got a second opinion; he said she didn't need it and it's 17 years later.

My grandfather (father's father) did die of cancer, bone cancer I think? My last memory of him before the funeral is lying in a nursing home bed, barely able to speak, nothing but skin and bone; felled in his 90's after a full life. being told later by my aunt that he hadn't wanted anyone to see him that way. So - really awful and NOT something I want to live through, or watch my partner or mom go through.

My best to your wife, btw. All these "little" stresses when you already have physical issues? I know, it feels like, you endure it, you do because you're strong and you've been through a lot but DAMN you wish it would go away sometimes.
Oct. 29th, 2013 09:51 pm (UTC)
Yes, my prostate has wonky cells too -- although I'm fairly sure that's not what they caused it. :-)

Emily's strong, but boy does she get beaten down some days. Right now she's pretty much over college, although she has two months to go ... I have a feeling she'll need some rest after the first of the year.
Oct. 29th, 2013 09:53 pm (UTC)
Bless her; college nearly killed me. no lie. I had to drop out of grad school but trying to that and work two part time shift off campus was insane.

She'll definitely need rest - lots of. Time away would be nice if you two can manage it. someplace relaxing and fun; get away from the damn dishes and everyday routine for a while. Little holidays can do wonders.
Oct. 30th, 2013 06:02 am (UTC)
Similar story here -- Emily loves learning, but it's been a long haul and she's exhausted. We'll probably hang out over winter, then plan a getaway in the spring, depending on how my writing jobs go. But Emily won't go long without wanting to do something: After the holidays she plans to work on a novella project that I'm writing and she's editing/formatting.
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