Debaroo Posted July 1, 2003 Share Posted July 1, 2003 Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that dad goes to the thrac-whatever surgeon today. My sister and I were wondering-if they can't get Daddys lung working again, and he is on oxygen, is he still able to get chemo? The pulmonologist said that dad "CAN live with one lung, he'd be on oxygen" dad was upset because he dosn't WANT to live like this, he can't stand up without having to rest and to catch his breath. So, Mom called the Oncologist to ask if Dad can get chemo, even if his lung isn't in working order, he said that he would be able to get chemo, but it would be up to Dad...he said "he would have to decide for himself...this is very difficult to talk about over the phone, but he would have to decide based on what quality of life it would give him. Lets just see what happens with the surgeon tomorrow, they may be able to get the fluid out and get his lung working again. We have to see what happens, lets not jump the gun." Mom called me back, crying, and this whole thing...well, for lack of a better word...SUCKS (I hate using that word, but it really is the only word that I could come up with). I'll keep you guys posted as to how things go, I don't know if the surgeon would take immediate action, or have Dad go to the hospital in the morning for the procedure to be set up then... I just hate all the waiting. WAITING SUCKS TOO !!! And while I'm at it, I'm not crazy about the high taxes we pay on long island! and car insurance is too expensive, too! and the MOVIES-UUUGH, don't get me started, and what about the size of candy bars, they DID get smaller, didn't they? OK, OK. This is Deb signing off saying "Take care, and have a pleasant day." Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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