Sunlit Water

June 17, 2007

Oh Yeah

Filed under: Personal — by teofilo @ 11:12 pm

Since it’s (still, but just barely) Father’s Day, I guess I should give an update on how my dad’s doing.  The chemo regimen he’s on now, a new mix of some drugs he was on before, suits him a lot better than the previous one, which really drained him of energy.  He’s feeling better now and is more able to do stuff (like, say, fly across the country for my graduation).  The main side effect is that he’s losing his hair again after having grown it back during the previous treatment, but it’s still mostly there and that’s a pretty minor thing overall.  So we’re pretty happy about his condition right now.

In terms of a long-term prognosis, however, things still don’t look good, and while the chemo is slowing down the rate of growth of the cancer, it isn’t stopping it from growing entirely.  His oncologist has decided not to try to change anything, though, because he feels pretty good with this treatment and it’s not like there are any real alternatives out there.

So that’s where we are right now.  Thought some of you might like to know.

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2 Comments »

  1. I’m glad to hear he’s feeling better — I know finding the right chemo formula can be difficult.

    Comment by mrh — June 18, 2007 @ 5:57 am |Reply

  2. Yeah, this one seems to be working pretty well in terms of his quality of life, which at this point is probably the most important thing.

    Comment by teofilo — June 19, 2007 @ 12:02 am |Reply


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