Thursday, July 26, 2012

Today's Doctor Visit

The doctor's appointment today went well. Daddy will start 6 cycles of chemotherapy on August 7th. He will have a port installed and an infusion every 2 weeks.

The doctors are optimistic that if the chemo works to shrink the tumor (which is now the size of a softball and wrapped around his colon), then surgery can be done to remove it. Now we just need to get him through the treatments and hope the side effects are manageable for him; then prepare for surgery. 

I'm really impressed with Piedmont Hospital. Everyone there has been so considerate, caring, resourceful, and helpful. 

Daddy continues to need as much support as he can get. There are two fundraisers in the works for him; a benefit bike ride August the 18th at the VFW, and a concert there on October the 6th. You can visit my blog if you'd like to donate any amount that will go towards his care, or donate at any United Bank. We appreciate the support so very, very much!

Thanks to everyone, love you all!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Results still not known...

We were supposed to see the surgical oncologist today to get the results from all Dad's recent tests.  The appointment was cancelled, and we were told to see the regular oncologist next week, and that the surgeon would be calling us later in the day.

I sat by the phone all day, waiting for the call.  Five o'clock p.m. came, and no word from him, so I figured they would call tomorrow.  He called and left a message as I was outside doing chores (wouldn't you know he would call as soon as I got away from my phone), and said that he spoke with Dr. York, and they are recommending chemo before any surgery.

That is all we know right now.  I will try and call the surgeon again tomorrow, just to get more details before Tuesday.  The waiting is horrible.

Daddy isn't doing well right now; he is weak and tired.  I'm hoping somehow that he can build up some strength.

Please keep our family in your thoughts.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Benefit Ride Date Change

The Benefit Ride date has changed to August 18th.

Here is a photo of the flyer for the event with the new date.  Please message me if you are interested in passing out flyers.  Thanks everyone, and hope you can make it!