Jan 03, 2012 - 9:26 pm
I haven't been writing in a while...I've been watching and praying for all our readers and writers,survivors and those who have passed on this past year.My dad's NSCLC STAGE 3B,last chemo was on 10/5/11, and his first PET on 10/12 was negative for any metastisis anywhere,remebering that he had subcarinal lymph node involvment, 2 nodes, which was not amenable to surgery, unfortunately.He made it through 39 rad treatmens and a total of 9 chemo treatments of carboplatin and taxol.He quit smoking 6/2/11 and has not smoked since.He smoked over 50 yrs.appx 1 pack per day.He does drink alcohol, has always,but not during chemo/radiation.I wish he didn't, b/c of the sugar.etc..He eats well.He is very tough for 77,almost 78 in April.He really never was sick during chemo/rad. Only once did he feel nauseated.Zofran pill is very good for this problem.He was tired, though,took afternoon naps.His tumor was a 13mm right lower lobe,responded well to radiation.
Now here we are...waiting for Jan 12th.Hoping for a NED PET this time too...Please pray for my dad and my family....I believe in the power of prayer and positive thinking.
You ALL are my heros,I can't express that enough,thankyou for being there for me for the past 7 months.You are stronger than most.
I've learned that cancer does not have to be a death sentence, as I thought back in June of this year.Will keep in touch.....Blessings, Cathy,(kado)