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BearlyBreathing ( Member #55075) posted at 12:37 AM on Monday, August 9th, 2021

Your dad is a trooper! I hope things keep going well!

Me: BS 54 (49 on d-day)Him: WH. 64D-Day 8/15/2016 LTAKinda liking my new life :-)

**horrible typist, lots of edits to correct. :-/ **

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WhoTheBleep ( Member #49504) posted at 12:54 AM on Monday, August 9th, 2021

This is a great update!! He sounds just like my dad did when he was going through chemo. You'd never even know he was on it if someone didn't tell you. A day or two of fatigue after each treatment, when the steroids wore off, and he eventually did lose his hair. But not for that long. And it came back thicker than ever... And curly, LOL. It eventually straightened out again.

Your dad has a very full life, I love hearing about his adventures. He's going to have this thing licked. 💪

I believe we have two lives: the one we learn with, and the one we live with after that. --The Natural

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 musiclovingmom (original poster Member #38207) posted at 1:38 AM on Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

Dad went in this past Friday. He was supposed to have a short treatment, but his kidney numbers were low. He’d also had some pretty bad nausea the couple of days before and has lost some weight. They sent him home to rest for a bit. He is scheduled for another treatment on 8/27.

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WhoTheBleep ( Member #49504) posted at 1:53 AM on Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

🤞🤞🤞Thanks for the update. Rest up, MLM's dad!

I believe we have two lives: the one we learn with, and the one we live with after that. --The Natural

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thatbpguy ( Member #58540) posted at 2:38 AM on Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

Really hoping for the best.

ME: BHHer: WWDDay 1, R; DDay 2, R; DDay 3, I leftDivorcedRemarried to a wonderful woman

"There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind." C.S. Lewis

As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly...

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 musiclovingmom (original poster Member #38207) posted at 4:48 AM on Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

Dad saw his urologist today. The cancer for sure hasn’t grown and the urologist thinks it is actually smaller than before chemo started! This is the news we were hoping to get! Chemo on Friday.

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tushnurse ( Member #21101) posted at 1:43 PM on Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

(((MLM)))

Great news!!!!!

Me: FBS
Him: FWS
Kids: 21 &23
Married for 28 years now, was 16 at the time.
D-Day Sept 26 2008
R'd in about 2 years. Old Vet now.

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 musiclovingmom (original poster Member #38207) posted at 2:04 PM on Monday, August 30th, 2021

Dad had his long dose of his 4th round Friday. He was tired yesterday. He has lost 10 pounds total, but the doctors don’t seem worried about that. This is his last scheduled round. Then, they’ll evaluate and decide if he needs more chemo or if they can schedule his surgery.

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 musiclovingmom (original poster Member #38207) posted at 2:04 AM on Sunday, September 5th, 2021

Dad had a rough week. He went to the ER with chest pain. Twice. They sent him home both times. He also saw a cardiologist for an a fib episode. On Friday, when he went for his short treatment, his creatine numbers were alarming and his potassium was really low. They sent him to the hospital immediately. He was there overnight get rice fluids. His levels are headed in the right direction, but still not in "normal" ranges today, so he will spend another night in the hospital. The good news is, he is at a point where he can be done with chemo and schedule a surgery - if his scans look good to the doctor.

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tushnurse ( Member #21101) posted at 2:33 AM on Sunday, September 5th, 2021

Hang in there MLM.
Sounds like dad got aittke dehydrated. Hopefully fluids will help get him back to baseline. Something we often see in chemo patients.

Hopefully things will continue to head in the right direction for him.

Fluids fluids fluids.

Me: FBS
Him: FWS
Kids: 21 &23
Married for 28 years now, was 16 at the time.
D-Day Sept 26 2008
R'd in about 2 years. Old Vet now.

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 musiclovingmom (original poster Member #38207) posted at 4:07 AM on Saturday, September 11th, 2021

Dad came home Sunday and has been home all week. He saw his regular dr yesterday and will see his oncologist again on 9/20. We will know after that if/when they will schedule his surgery or if he will have to try more chemo.

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 musiclovingmom (original poster Member #38207) posted at 1:10 AM on Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Dad had an appointment with his oncologist today. The oncologist agreed that the pain and AFib issues were most likely attributed to chemo and that he has hit the point where more chemo would do more harm than good. He thinks that they will not be long term issues, but will resolve now that we are done with chemo. The oncologist contacted the surgeon and surgery is scheduled for 10/12 - which is sooner than we anticipated. I *think* that’s a good thing.

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tushnurse ( Member #21101) posted at 3:06 PM on Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Great news!!!!!

Me: FBS
Him: FWS
Kids: 21 &23
Married for 28 years now, was 16 at the time.
D-Day Sept 26 2008
R'd in about 2 years. Old Vet now.

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