Topic: Sorry it's been so long
Thank you all for the emails, I am so sorry it has taken me so long to post.
Its been a journey and a half since the last time I wrote.
Dad is not doing so good right now and it is taking a toll on everyone.
Its very difficult to see someone suffer so much, or see someone who was once so strong and full of life weaken and appear to except defeat! ((WE LOVE YOU DAD IF YOU READ THIS STAY STRONG, YOU KNOW WE ALL LOVE YOU))
It is also hard to watch those around him suffer due to watching him suffer
(I LOVE YOU MOM, VENT TO ME ANY TIME) I KNOW you will read this!!!
Here is an update...
Last time I posted we had just left the ONC who told us they were cancelling Chemo because he could not see the tumour and that he obviously couldn't treat something he couldn't see. He sent us to another surgeon for a second (technically 5th) opinion!
This sugeon was very upset at the fact that the last hospital felt that my dad was unresectable and that he would certainly die within a year.
Thats the good news ...HOWEVER
We also found out that the first hospital didn't tell us that my dads bile ducts were blocked for such a long period of time (YOU KNOW WHILE HE WAS TRYING TO CONVINCE HIS STUPID GP THAT THERE REALLY WAS SOMETHING WRONG AND THAT IT WAS NOT JUST REFLUX, STRESS OR GALL STONES) anyways the blockage caused 3/4 of his liver to die!
The new surgeon and team, feel my Dad is a candidate for resection. Well at least so far. He will be reassessed next month.
He has had a drain put in and has been suffering because of it.
His spirits are down his hope seems to be slipping.
We are starting him back on the Pau D'arco tonight as he was off of it before and during this procedure. We are hoping to see an improvement and hopefully it will help alleviate some of the pain he has been experiences.
Then we are hoping to help him put on weight, he has lost so much weight and has no appitite.
I HATE CANCER
I hope to read some positive posts tonight.
I hope to hear of some success stories
and I hope and prey we all get throught this horrible horrible disease!