The Outlier

Dad continues to be an outlier, that one dot on the chart that doesn’t fit with the rest of them. Last week, he had his first MRI in 3 months, and followed up with both the neurologist and oncologist. Great news, the tumor is at a minimum stable, and it appears to have shrunk again┬ásince…

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Defying All Odds

Dad went in to visit with the oncologist on Monday. The meeting went quite well! One of his numbers for his blood labs was on the low end, but other than that there was nothing to complain about. He made sure to specifically ask the doc what her opinion is on his prospective chances. She…

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Shrinkage Can Be Good

Yep I said it… shrinkage can be a good thing. Typically men do not like to talk about shrinkage, but this week, the doc pointed out that my dad’s shrinkage is something to be proud of! MRI Update Dad went in on Monday for his first MRI in 3 months. If you recall from my…

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365 Days in a Year

It has been one year from the day dad fell at home and was whisked away to the hospital… One year from the day I received that dreaded call… One year from the day I thought I was going to lose my dad… All I can say is BooYAH! He’s alive and kickin’, with plenty…

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He Continues to Go Strong

It’s been one of the longest stretches without an update. Good news, dad is still going strong! Where things are at He has not been on chemo for a little over 1 month. His blood labs keep showing his white blood cell count slightly on the low side. He will continue to go weekly for…

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Magical

That’s what the doc said when delivering the latest MRI results, “It’s magical.” The doc, who had just come back from a Disney cruise, was referring to dad’s tumor shrinking slightly from the last set of results 6 weeks ago. That marks 6 months of stability and the past 2 MRIs showing the tumor shrinking.…

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No News is Good News

It has been about 1 month since my last post….the longest stretch between posts, and I have nothing but good news to report. Dad is doing awesome, he’s been back working at his bookkeeping business, even while going through chemo (yes he’s feeling that good). You would think we need to tell him to rest…

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Happy New Year

Although dad still has shingles, he has not been grimacing near as much as he was in the first week, which is welcome news. During this time they have stopped chemo until his body recovers enough from shingles. This means for the second round of the high dose┬áchemo, he has completed 2 sessions. Scan Update…

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