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Update on the update.

I don't think I've updated since my dad went to see the radiation doctor. He was hoping for the 5 day treatment,but the tumor is much too large. So they set him up for the seven week program. There are a lot of side effects and I worry about him so much. He has decided to do this because he doesn't want to leave my mother behind, but I'm afraid it will harm him or make his symptoms become worse. Right now,he doesn't really have any. He went on Tuesday to get a staging x-ray, to see what stage he is in and then they did the special test that lets them know if his lungs are strong enough for radiation. WE have gotten no results from that yet. They have him set to start radiation on the 27th,but his official check up and follow up with the cancer specialist isn't until the 29th. Is it just me, or does this seem backwards? I'm going to call his doctor today and see if they can shed some light on this for me. My dad is a nervous wreck, which I hate to see. Poor thing. Today is his MRI to see if it's spread to his brain. He tells everyone they're just checking to see if he has one. *grin* He still makes jokes and has a sense of humor,so there is that.

My poor mother isn't doing well at all. The more she worries about my dad,the worse her memory problems seem to become. Monday, she has the oxygen appointment and will have to sleep all night long with the device. Then we have to take the machine back to them first thing Tuesday morning so they can read the results.

I took my dad shopping yesterday for some new polo shirts. He hates shopping. We found one he liked and he said,"That's enough." I made him pick out four more,so he has enough for a week of treatments. I want him to be comfortable-not to mention, he's going to look nice. :)

I feel like I've been here a month, even though it's only been two weeks. I miss my hubster. Only seven more days until I see him again.

Enough of this. I hope you all have a great weekend.

Hugs, Patt

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