Oct 05, 2003 - 11:17 pm
I just wanted to thank all of you for your well thought out messages. I posted a message about 2 weeks ago about my dad being just diagnosed with stage IV cancer. Since then, he has started his treatments. He goes 2 days with a chemo bag and he does this every 2 weeks. For the first couple of days he feels ok, and then the the latter part of that week he is usually run down and tired. He's also been nauseous twice which is odd for him, considering he his never like that. Anyways, the week after the chemo he was feeling better, was up at 5 am. and heading back to the office. Which is good. He's also been back to doing a few things he loves, like flying, and his ducks. He doesn't feel as tired that week and was getting back to his old self. tomorrow, he'll go in for treatments again. We're hoping he can continue the treatments, but, the doctors are keeping an eye on his blood count (?) which was pretty low last time, and they said if it got any lower, they may have to take him off treatments. So we are praying that everything will be ok.
Anyways, I just want to thank you for your stories, for they've given me hope. he's not very computer savvy and although I will try to direct him to this site, I know he would appreciate any emails, as it's the only thing he has really mastered. lol. I know he has expressed an interest in talking to people that are/were stage iv cancer. So, if you have a web page or an email address, I know he'd be very interested in talking to you.
Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org