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    My dad begins his chemo for his stage 4 lung cancer on Monday. He is meeting with his throat doctor tomorrow to find out what course of action they are going to take with that cancer.

    His treatments will be once every three weeks. The doctors say that he shouldn't have any bad side effects. He is trying the treatment on his own in Lake Wales, FL to see if he can still live by himself (he is a very private and stubborn individual and last year when he lived with us for 2 months following his triple bypass drove him nuts). If we discover he cannot cope on his own he will come back to Ft. Myers and live with us. My Mom is retiring early (was to work another year) and moving down here to help out. She was moving to Naples anyway just now it's going to be earlier than planned.










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    My dad had throat cancer 20 years ago. He had radiotherapy but it didn't work so he had a laryngectomy ( voicebox removal) he lived 18 years after that, although we lost him a couple of years ago but it was a blood clot so nothing related to the throat cancer.

    Medical treatment has moved on so much, so fingers crossed for your dear dad xx

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    How are you doing with all this news?

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    Quote Originally Posted by foreverducky, post: 190130


    How are you doing with all this news?
    As well as can be expected. Just trying to stay positive and keep my thoughts on good things and distractions like trying to plan another DCL (or other) cruise SOON! I am big into fantasy baseball and that is starting up again.

    Thanks for asking ducky!










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    My thoughts & prayers are with you DF .

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    We're here.

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    so sorry hun x

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    thinking of you and your Dad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyFreak, post: 190134
    As well as can be expected. Just trying to stay positive and keep my thoughts on good things and distractions like trying to plan another DCL (or other) cruise SOON! I am big into fantasy baseball and that is starting up again.

    Thanks for asking ducky!

    Keep looking for the positive!

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    Special thoughts and wishes for you all

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