Tag: Cancer

Today’s Medical Reports

Lots of health news today. I’ll be self-centred and go first. I am relieved as all hell to report that I do not currently have Barrett’s esophagus which I was afraid I might have. Barrett’s esophagus is a relatively uncommon side effect of Acid Reflux (see multiple previous blog entries) that often leads to esophageal […]

Shout Out to Tom O’Drain

This is just so Tom knows I’m thinking of him. I’ve e-mailed him already. Tom’s mother is dying despite everything they’ve done. I’m not going to go into it here, but you can read his blog here: http://ducky72.livejournal.com/ Being involved with a parent with cancer is draining beyond all measure. As you know I’m there […]

Update on Dad III (Good News)

PET Scan: Lymph Nodes didn’t even show any cancer at all — it’s gone. That’s excellent news, of course. That’s right: there is no trace of any cancer in the Lymph nodes. The tumour itself still has some activity, though. The doctor can’t be 100% sure it’s still cancerous due to residual radiation and scar […]

Update on Dad II

A number of you have written asking for the latest update on dad. On the plus side, he’s definitely doing better. There is no question of that. He is also definitely not cured. I’d love to tell you he’s in remission, but he isn’t. However the news he got was good news. Only one mass […]

Little fan’s final joy sees Ottawa Senators off to Cup

Okay, I am rarely moved to tears. This one got me. What a fantastic piece, and it’s a very sad story — bittersweet and poignant. You’ve got a three-year old with a terminal illness and a bunch of hockey players. It proves some athletes can do good things for good people in unfortunate circumstances. A […]

Update on Dad.

Hi All: There is an update on Dad. I want to thank those of you who have sent your support. He has gotten two opinions from two different doctors at two different hospitals and they concur on the diagnosis. The cancer is stage 3. It has not responded to initial chemotherapy treatments. It has not […]

Lung Cancer in the Family

Dad had his last full and complete physical in May 2006. This November, when I went to the Fastener show, Dad wasn’t feeling well and wasn’t sure if he would even go. He was having a little trouble breathing and we all gave him a bit of a hard time, telling him old age wasn’t […]