Shingles

That one word says it all….on Monday, December 1st, dad contracted shingles. This was while he was taking his 2nd round of chemo. It went unnoticed until Friday (5th) when mom asked to see his rash, she about died when she lifted up his shirt (pain doesn’t bother dad like it would most). They took…

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Better then Ever

Dad is doing better than ever. He had a check-up this past week (MRI + Review) and the tumor is still running stable. The doc was very excited and thought there was potential that the tumor might have shrunk a little (he could not say for sure). Either way it is great news. Even better…

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Dad is Doing GREAT

Sorry it is been so long since my last update. Time seems to have gotten away from me. And so it begins… On November 2nd, dad began taking high doses of Chemo. For a total of 5 days in-a-row, he continued taking it. During this time he noticed a minimal increase in fatigue, which goes…

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Decision Made

Dad has come to a conclusion as to what path forward he wishes to take. He has decided to start back up on chemo (this time the high-dose variety). The plan is for him to begin taking chemo on November 1st. It will be 5 days on, then off for the remainder of the month,…

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The Big Decision

Dad went in for his latest MRI scan this past Wednesday. The family all gathered on Thursday to meet with Dr. Baimeedi to go over the results. The Results Great news, everything is stable, there is no tumor growth. There has not been any tumor growth since going off chemo + radiation. This could not be…

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Enjoy the Moment

It’s been a couple weeks so I thought I’d give everyone an update. There is nothing new to report. Dad is doing great, feeling great, looking great. If there is a tumor growing inside of him, you would never know it (we believe the Protocel is preventing it from growing but it’s too soon to…

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Summer Fun! Live, Love, Laugh and Be Happy!

As we were told by the doctor, we have been making sure to go out and enjoy life. Mom and dad especially have been doing this with various friends. Mother asked that I share a little something in regards to what has been going on: Ever since Day 1 of Jay’s diagnosis, our family has…

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Go Out and Enjoy Life

Dad was supposed to get his next MRI early next week. Things didn’t go as planned. This past weekend I noticed a slight change in him; mom noticing something else reminiscent of the time before we knew of the tumor. Because of this, my wife and I urged my mom to call it in as…

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