Aug 04, 2012 - 5:00 pm
Few days before tx started he found another lymph node a bit enlarged, but on the other side of the neck. Originally he had only one side (the left one) infected (the left side of the base of tongue and lymph nodes on the same side). Waiting period from dx to tx was almost two month so it was to expect that the cancer will spread a little more. After a needle biopsy also that new lymph node turned out to be cancerous.
Now there are already 8 rads behind him and 2 chemos... After his first chemo he had a bit of nausea and he was a bit tired. Nausea lasted for few days. He also had a lack of apetite but tried to eat anyway. Then he started to use prescribed medication for nausea and now he feels ok. He had his second chemo yesterday (he has them every Friday) and he feels ok. He started to feel that he has a little less saliva but nothing big yet. Probably the worst is yet to come.
He tries to be active every day - he and my mom are going for a long walk every evening and he does some things around the house and yard. But he also rests a lot and sleeps every afternoon.
Well, the good news is that his neck is almost normal - the lymph nodes are already much smaller and softer. Before the tx started his neck was really swollen on the left side. The lymph nodes were really big and tense. I didn't see him yet because I was on vacation and we live 70 miles away. But we speak on the phone every day and he says that he feels so much better now that he can move his head properly and those nodes are getting smaller.
Thank you all for support and prayers... I just wanted to keep you posted with our journey thru this desease. I hope that my dad will be the winner in the end as many of you here already are!