Wednesday, December 5, 2007

News from the Homefront.

After yet another shit day at work due to the off-line Nuclear Reactor (story here) and stressing non-stop pressure at work... I received a wonderful phone call tonight from my folks...

Dad had his 5th chemo treatment yesterday and at that time received the results of a C.A.T. Scan he had a week ago. And the news was excellent. Very promising indeed.

It seems that his lymph-node's swelling is reducing and they are going back to 'normal' size. The Doctors are pleased with his progress, especially the lack of serious adverse side effects... so far only fever, some minor rash, loss of hair (not like he had much to lose) and some mild neuropathy in his hands. They said that he is in Partial Remission at this point and they will continue his treatments to the end of the eight cycles (this was week one of the fifth 3-week cycle).

Both my parents could not have been happier, and I know from hearing my Father's voice that this report has thrust his spirits higher and higher. Didier and I could not be more pleased.

It's not over yet but he's well on his way on this challenge of his life... and a positive resolution.

Thanks again to everyone for their continued positive support. We all appreciate it so much!

12 comments:

Newsguy Bob said...

That IS good news.

Misster Kitty said...

That it is!
:-)

N@ Lauzon said...

Great news Kitty...continued good thoughts.... :)

Ma Horton said...

What a Christmas gift ..big hug from Ma .

Maria said...

Thats really GREAT news.
See all your blogger friends thoughts and prayers helped.
Power of Prayer and Positive thinking never ceases to amaze me.

Maria said...

Thats really GREAT news.
See all your blogger friends thoughts and prayers helped.
Power of Prayer and Positive thinking never ceases to amaze me.

Maria said...

opppppppppps sorry for the double post.

Misster Kitty said...

Thanks again Gang!

In all honesty, the prayers and postivite thoughts help SO MUCH!

:-)

JB said...

Keep fightin', Kitty's Dad!

God bless us, every one.

John Mielke Photography said...

Hoooooaaaaaaaah!

Keep on fightin' daddyo! Kick it's ass!

M

TICKLEBEAR said...

nice to see he's still got some spirit into him!!
must be comforting to see for everyone.

are you going there for the holidays, at all??

best wishes anyway, to one & all.
there's much to rejoice about!!
take care!!
:)~

HUGZ

JB said...

Everything okay?
It's not like you to not post in this long.
Maybe you just got tired of people running roughshod over your blog after you announce you're going away for a while, and you've snuck off on a vacation without telling...

Whatever the case, I hope everyone's well...