Jul 22, 2012 - 9:14 pm
My Dad had a very small spot on his Lung back in July 2011 they removed that small spot and had placed a radiation patch in the lung... May of 2012 the PEP scan showed that the cancer is back in the same lung and in several spots. he also has one node affected and four weeks ago we found out he had 5 small tumors on his brain. He went through 3 weeks of full head radiation. July 20th we saw his Dr. and he said let's give him a week or so of a break. But now he is coughing up Blood and they think that a tumor may be bleeding. My dad can't have normal chemo. His lungs are sooo weak and frail that the dr. said that the normal chemo you and i would get would kill him.... Once he can start chemo he will go once every three weeks for 10mins... I feel he keeps getting some new symptom and they have to keep pushing off his chemo. and i am afraid by the time they start the chemo will it be to late since he is getting something different? The Dr's never told us the "stage" they just say it's aggressive and very active. I feel like my dad is just going down... He is losing 6-8 pounds a week, his left side from the hip on down has lost strength. Anyone Else or know anyone else that had any of these issues or someone that couldn't have normal chemo because the lungs were so weak and Damaged? I just don't know what to expect. My Dad spiritual is doing great he says that the treatments are just to help him live better and prolong his life... How much can a body take of this before it says hey i cant do it anymore! There is just so much i am not sure on and it's all new to me!