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A quick update. :)

Dad had his appointment with Debbie, Dr.Purdy's assistant today and Dan drove us there and back. That was nice of him because we didn't remember where it was or how to get there. WE all hate one way streets. *grin*

First of all, Dad is in stage one of his lung cancer. Yay!!!! Dad thought Dr.Purdy told him that he was in stage four, which makes a big damn difference. This is doable. The radiation will probably keep it in check or make it disappear all together. That, we'll have to wait to see about. It takes time for the radiation to do it's job.

The MRI of his brain was good, no abnormalities at all. She gave us a copy of the report and it said just that. This is also very good news.

On October 17th, Dad has to see Debbie again, and have some blood work done. THey just want to check and see if he's lost weight or anything happening from the radiation. They did point out that this is a hard cancer to cure, but they had high hopes for dad. There is always a chance that it could back in a few years. They had to tell us that. He will continue to see Dr. Purdy every three months after the radiation and have CAT scans done to be sure everything is fine.

All in all, it was a great visit. Dad is doing well with radiation, but it's only his second time. This might be hard on him. Soft foods may be his best friend. LOL But that's all right with dad, he's fine with it.

Mary and Mom have a doctors visit on Monday, so I'm anxious to hear about that. We'll find out what happened with the breathing test.

I hope this weekend is good for all of you. I"m going home tomorrow, so no more updates. (And the crowd goes wild) Be well,all of you.

HUgs,Patt

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bluewolf458
Sep. 30th, 2011 09:24 am (UTC)
Well, that's basically good news. Hope that once it's fixed there's no recurrance, and that the report on your mother is as positive.
pattrose
Sep. 30th, 2011 01:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Sheila. I'm anxious to see what happens with that appointment.
grey853
Sep. 30th, 2011 12:35 pm (UTC)
Well, that is good news. Stage one vs stage 4, that's a huge damn difference!!Plus, it hasn't spread, so that's really good news. I hope things continue to improve both with your dad and your mum.
pattrose
Sep. 30th, 2011 01:57 pm (UTC)
Me too, Grey. Thank you for your good wishes.
sara_merry99
Sep. 30th, 2011 01:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, hey!! That is very positive news about your dad!

How's your hubby doing? Gall bladder troubles *suck*!
pattrose
Sep. 30th, 2011 01:59 pm (UTC)
Rodney has his appointment today at 9:00, so I won't know until I get home tonight. I hope they schedule it for Monday morning, because I've been through this and it hurts like hell. Thank you for asking about him.
tinnean
Sep. 30th, 2011 05:35 pm (UTC)
Good luck to all of you! *hugs*
pattrose
Oct. 1st, 2011 03:32 am (UTC)
Thank you, Tinn. :)
cbtreks
Oct. 1st, 2011 01:24 am (UTC)
That's good to hear! I hope everything goes well for your dad and that the radiation treatment does what it's supposed to.
pattrose
Oct. 1st, 2011 03:30 am (UTC)
Thank you for your nice thoughts. I hope it all works out well too. We're not being unrealistic, though. We know this is going to be a tough patch for him.
caarianna
Oct. 1st, 2011 01:42 am (UTC)
Wow, such good news! I'm so glad.

By now you're probably home! ::hugs::
pattrose
Oct. 1st, 2011 03:31 am (UTC)
It was a very good visit, but we also know that this raditation is going to take a toll on my dad. But he's in fighting shape. He's a tough old buzzard. :)
pattrose
Oct. 2nd, 2011 05:22 am (UTC)
Just got home last night and I'm thrilled to be here. It's time to take care of hubster now. It really was good news and I was very grateful to spend the last three weeks with mom and dad. Too many people don't have the time because of work.
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