Friday, June 27, 2008

Apparently, my dad is getting better

Since the radiation therapy and radio-sensitizing chemo, my dad has seemed to be pretty full on dying. Temporary cognative issues, breathing troubles, lots of loss of energy. But today, after some scheduling issues which drove my mom nuts, they finally got in and saw the results of the scans. Much better. One brain tumor is gone, the other is much smaller, and the lung tumor is regressing a lot also. So, why is he feeling bad? Because of the monkey-stomping the tumors are taking. There's scar tissue, some bleeding, etc. That's where the effects are coming from. So, they'll get better over time. No, it's not totally cured yet. Probably looking at the gamma knife, and some similar spot treatments. Will update when more is known.

1 comment:

John Bossert said...

Can't beat a good gamma knife.

Thanks for the update, Steven. I'm really glad to hear that things are turning positive.