Saturday, January 16, 2010

Cancer update

This pretty white ribbon is the symbol for lung cancer awareness - I did not know that before, I'm learning all sorts of new things! In fact, my brothers and I are so curious that my dad calls us "the amateur oncologists"; we are all about the reading and Googling. You can tell from that comment that my dad's sense of humor is still in good shape. In fact, he is feeling good all over; he had aboslutely no symptoms before the diagnosis and now he still has no symptoms, so it feels somewhat surreal.

The real part is that he met with the oncologist, who scheduled a brain MRI to see if the cancer has spread to the brain (no results yet), and he met the chemotherapy providers, and next week he meets the radiation providers. So after the results from the MRI and second meeting with the oncologist (Wednesday), he will be ready to begin treatment.

I've been reading lots of non-cancer stuff too so will try to write those up over this long weekend. I'm not turning this into "The Cancer Blog" but at the same time, I want to update those are interested. Humor me - it's all a work in progress!


bermudaonion said...

I know this must be heavy on your mind. Your dad's sense of humor will help him a lot through this. I'll keep him in my prayers.

hokgardner said...

I am sorry to hear about your father's cancer. But reading up on the disease and treatment options is an excellent idea. You'll be able to be an advocate on your dad's behalf going forward.

Booksnyc said...

Thinking of you, your Dad and your whole family as you face this diagnosis. I hope connecting in the blogosphere will support you through this.