This week, I will be heading to Texas to help take care of my Dad, and get him to and from his radiation and chemo treatments. A while back, I typed a post about Dad having surgery on some of the vertebrae on his back. After the surgery, he started radiation. When initially diagnosed with Metastatic Cancer in his lower vertebrae, doctors were not able to pinpoint the origin of his cancer. Even through CAT scans and MRI’s, there was no origin identified. Finally, doctors requested an upper GI series, at which point the origin was identified. The origin turned out to be a tumor in the lower-third of his esophagus. Doctors stretched my Dad’s esophagus, to make it easier for him to get food and liquids in his stomach. On Tuesday, he will finish his radiation, then start going for chemo. The chemo treatments will be in-depth to reduce the size of the tumor and kill it off.
If and when I have down time this week, I will try to read and comment on all of your posts and try to answer your comments.
I have just one request from my friends; please keep my Dad in your prayers. He is strong, wants to fight this cancer, kick its butt, and live life to its fullest.