Oct 03, 2011 - 9:18 pm
Hello all, I haven't been on in a while, my dad has completed 6 treatments of carboplatin and taxol and 39 radiation treatments concurrently with the chemo.His radiation was completed on Aug 29th.He started is adjuvant chemo on Sept 21st.He has agreed to 3 treatments of chemo,which are in much higher dosing,because he is not on radiation anymore,I guess thats the way they do it.He is tolerating the chemo well. He has never been nauseated or vomitted.He is tired,he does turn red in the face/neck after the taxol treatments.He is eating very well,iron rich foods,beans,beats,liver,etc..he is very strong that way,he is 77.5 yrs old.I am proud of him.He is though,at times, grumpy,irritable,stubborn.My mom does endure quite a bit.She is an understanding woman.
He is scheduled for his PET on Oct 12,2011. Please pray for him that his results will be NED.He will be appx 6 weeks out from radiation treament. His last chemo treatament is on Oct 5th.The medical oncologist said he should have a total of 6
I am an only child.I am doing my best to maintain my life,work,home...my house is a holy mess...I just cant get things together like i used to do.My mom has her issues too.
I just wanted to say that you are all brave and I wish for you all health and peace.Take care and God Bless You All.........Sincerely,Kado