Jan 16, 2013 - 1:05 pm
Hey everybody! I read you every day but I hardly find time to write something due to pretty busy weeks at work (I work in Finance dept. of City Municipality and it's this part of the year when Finance has the most work to do).
My dad is now 4 months post treatment (for those who don't know: BOT cancer with lymph nodes, rads and chemo). He finally started to feel better after New Year. His pain is not that strong anymore, lymphedema is much much better. His food is still mostly mixed and pureed. He is not that tired anymore and does not lay in bed mostly all day anymore.
He had his second post tx check-up today with rad onc doctor. She checked his mouth inside, looked and touched his throat (with a little light), felt the outside of the neck. Everything looked good. Much better than the last time. His throat is better now, still a bit swollen inside, but better. She couldn't see or feel anything unusual, so he is now ready for his first CT with contrast! It is sceduled for 29th January, so all your prayers are still welcome for that day.
We're a bit nervous what the scan will show so I strongly hope everything will be ok. I'm a bit worried because his lymph nodes before treatment were really big (on the left side of his neck the biggest package of nodes were 8cm large!!!). So it scares me that he might not respond completely to the tx, even though we can't feel anything and his neck seems completely clean. His primary tumour on BOT was not that big (T2) and doc can't see anything unusual anymore, but still... I have scanxiety .
Thank you all for your support and I hope and pray you all stay healthy! You're in my daily thoughts and prayers!