Aug 08, 2011 - 5:10 am
My Dad (55) was diagnosed with HCC w/ cirrhosis in March 2010 and we had the transplant done in April 2010. I (26 male) was the donor. They took my entire right lobe and removed all of his liver. Everything went great and we both recovered well, especially him. He has had routine check-ups and tests done ever since.
Unfortunately, he started experiencing pain in his back in July 2011 and it has been confirmed that the HCC has reoccurred with mets to the lungs and bone (destruction of ribs).
The doctor has prescribed Nexavar and said that there is no other alternative. He also said that it won't cure him but simply prolong the inevitable. He gave him 6 months to a year.
I am really scared and sad. I feel so inept for not being able to do anything else for him. He is weak from the meds and never leaves his bed.
What do I have to look forward to? Is there anything else I can do?
Is there anyone with a similar prognosis who defied the stats?