My wife ( age 57) was diagnosed about 6 weeks ago and has had 4 chemo treatments after a PTC stent was placed. I happened to come across your posts about your father and it sounded sort of similar. The big thing being not reselectable ( no surgery) No one ever gave me an estimate of time ( like you seem to have received) but rather I hear less than 10 % of people live 5 yrs. with this disease. For my wife they think it started with bile duct definitely in liver and maybe gall bladder.
We haven't had a subsequent scan yet ( we are going to do that in Dec after about 4 cycles. 8 treatments)
Your posting have given me some encouragement has it seems you are at least 6 months since diagnosis and your father is doing better.
Do they talk about any chance of surgery? From what I've read that isn't a cure all but seems to be best option/extend life projections.
Anyhow keep posting and telling me how your dad is doing.
I assume this is just a post to your topic , I don't think I could figure out your direct e-mail address.
mark ( user name BRIELY04)