Feb 09, 2013 - 10:18 pm
hey everyone my name is mike and I am painfully writing this post about my best friend, my father. Here's his story:
On 9/28/12 my dad was taken to the hospital after having a seizure. After a couple painful weeks and a biopsy later, the cause of the seizure was grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma. 4 small tumors with the biggest one measuring 1 and 1/2 cms. dr said due to their location they are inoperable. this was just 4 months after his sister was diagnosed with GBM (Which his dad also died from) and they say its not genetic, I'm worried. Anyway, during his 6 week radiation treatment, he got pneumonia and the dr didn't want him taking chemo. Once treatment was over he is now on his first week of chemo (5 days on 28 days off) the chemo is temodar.
My dad was as healthy as ever, we would run 4x a week some times. Anyway the follow up MRI after radiation showed tumors were not only still there but grew bigger. The biggest is now 4.2cm, about triple sized. in the past few weeks my dad has lost motor skills and memory and can't maintain a conversation. All this is just 5 months! Is there any hope this temodar will shrink these tumors and I get my dad back, or is he already gone? Is there any other trials or anything I can look into? Please help, this is killing me. Thanks