Saturday, April 19, 2008

The New News on My Dad

I went to Mayo with my parents to talk to the oncologist about my dad wanting to stop chemo. The doctor agrees that the treatments are doing more harm than good right now. So the plan is to stop the treatments and in three months have another PET scan and blood work done to make sure that he is still in remission. That's about all we can ask for. His spirits were lifted and for the first time in a long time I saw him smiling like he meant it. I saw it in his eyes, in his face, and heard it in his voice. I hope he can bounce back as fast as possible, with the understanding that these things take time.

Next on the medical agenda is my mom's hernia. It is large and in charge. It is still causing her skin to break open and bleed. It is still causing her a large amount of pain (that she never admits to) and it needs to be taken care of soon. This one will be a biggie. Can you imagine trying to repair a hole the size of a volleyball in a person's body? Yuck. More details on that will follow when my mom goes to the surgeon.

I am going back to the ENT next Tuesday because it seems that since using the steroid spray things have gotten worse. Maybe there is another brand they can give me to try or something.

I guess that's it for now, other than fissure issues again, but most people don't want to talk about that stuff. I should tell you though, that when I use the bathroom I play video Yahtzee to try and keep my mind off of the pain. The last time I played I got......718!!! Yes folks, that's right! You are not reading numbers backwards or anything. I got 4 Yahtzee's that game!! How much do I rule? Go ahead....tell me....I'll let you.

1 comment:

Amalia said...

You rule supremely! You rule magnanimously. You rule...