Topic: Update on my Dad

It's been awhile again since I've posted.It's been almost exactly a year since I first posted here. I've very happy to say that life has settled down! My Dad just went through CT and PET scans, and came up completely clear. He's finally looking like his old self, putting on a little weight, and resuming his life. And one very odd thing....after losing every spec of hair on his body to chemo, the hair on his head is growing back. NOT just growing back, but he has more than before he got sick. AND it grew in dark brown!!! We keep teasing him about using Grecian formula. Late January he has an appointment with the oncologist, and we'll discuss removing his port.

We all feel so incredibly lucky to be here. His Drs. just smile and laugh when we come in for a check-up. They only met him after this horrible cancer struck, and are astounded at his good health these days! I pray it continues smile

I want to say thank you to each and every one of you here. You gave us hope and courage to fight, and all of your stories gave us strength. There IS hope to be had...whether it be in tiny doses or great big heaps. Keep snatching it and hang on tight!

Eternally grateful

Cinnamin

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It is so wonderful to hear a success story. Thank you for sharing and giving us hope. Blessings, Susan

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Thank you for sharing Cinnamin, it's great to hear success stories.  Continued good health to your Dad!

Survivor of cholangiocarcinoma (2009), thyroid cancer (1999), and breast cancer (1994).

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Cinannamin.....Thanks so much for returning to the board and sharing this fantastic news with us.  Congratulations.  This truly is the club no one wants to belong to however, nothing beats the camaraderie we  all share in.
I wish for continued success for your Dad.
Best wishes,
Marion

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Hi Cinamin,

Thank you so much for coming back here and letting us all know how things are going right now for your dad. It is great to hear that your dad is doing so well and I hope that this continues for him. And I alos hope that he gets more good news with his app with the onc in Januray.

My best wishes to you and your dad,

Gavin

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Cinnamin-Wonderful new about your Dad! I'm sure u will be posting many positive updates on him in the future. Thank u for sharing with us!
Nancy

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Hi Cinnimin - What worked for your Dad ?

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Roxy,

Surgery was the answer for us. Had to find the "right" surgeon, and Dr. Hemming at UCSD fit the bill. We tried chemo, but my Dad is in that percentage of people who simply cannot tolerate it.

Best of luck to you, and please ask any questions you want!

Janet

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Cinnamin
Thanks for sharing great story of your Dad's recovery.........Gerry

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cinnamin,
     thats great, we love to hear good news...continued success to your dad .....prayers....ron and lucille

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Great news Cinnamin -- wishing your Dad continued success!!

Fighting CLC since 11-2010. Looking for silver linings every day.