Thank you for keeping up with Tony's status as he was battling cancer.

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Sunday, January 31, 2010

He is suffering more side effects (hand and foot) this time and much earlier than in the last chemo cycle. On top of that, he has a cold or something he caught that has given him a cough and some congestion and fever. Not a really fun week for him. One more week of chemo, then a week off.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

He is feeling really sick on the new medicine. The regular chemo is fine, but the new medicine started this week really gives him nausea. The doctor talked like he would get used to it, but it is pretty rough right now.

Monday, January 25, 2010

He started another two-week chemo treatment today. He was running a fever yesterday which could have postponed the chemo, but the fever is gone today.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

MRI results

One solid white spot that was still there post-surgery is now definitely gone. Another fuzzy white spot has changed in appearance and may be larger. The doctors believe it is not tumor, but is radiation damage that is changing shape as it unfolds and decompresses as the brain expands back into the hole where the tumor was. (now that is a confusing sentence)

To be cautious, they are adding another medicine to his regimen and plan to check again in six weeks. Hopefully the area will reduce or stabilize. They did hint that in some cases a surgical trip might be required to check it out, but not yet in this case.

They are pleased with how he is handling the medicines he is on. The side-effects he is reporting are what they expect and hope for. No side-effects makes them wonder if the dosage is enough.

So the news appears to be all good except for one nagging concern; the fuzzy white spot. But the surgeon saw the fuzzy white spot area during surgery, checked it out, and did not think it was tumor, so the news may be all good.

He is scheduled for another Houston checkup in six weeks.

Thank you for your prayers. Please continue as this goes forward...the prayers have been helping.

Friday, January 15, 2010

MRI next week

He sleeps a lot, but feels okay. Two weeks of chemo wears him down. He is off of chemo next week before starting another two week treatment.

Lord willing, we will get an MRI next week to see how things are going. Let's pray for good results.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

He is tired today

Yesterday, he had his every-three-week treatment to prevent blood vessel growth. That on top of this being his second week of chemo has made him very tired today.

Friday, January 8, 2010

All has been well this week. He is on the chemo, but doesn't seem overly tired from it. He seems to feel fine.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

A Good Week

This has been a very good week. Without the chemo medicine, he has been fully involved and energetic...especially in the last half of the week. He hasn't reported any arm episodes, and hasn't taken pain pills. He starts chemo again on Monday (tomorrow), so he will probably be tired over the next two weeks (2 weeks on with 1 week off).

Thanks goes to God for everything working together well lately.