Leslie Posted May 30, 2007 Share Posted May 30, 2007 Hi all-- I know Adrian recently posted to report that my dad is doing really well. Although he is quite fatigued, he actually looks great (although you can see the fatigue in his eyes). Despite not feeling 100%--he is still teaching class once a week. It seems that having the goal of getting to class on Thursdays helps keep him focused and gives him a reason to get out of bed each day. He has two more classes until the semester ends. I am so incredibly proud of him for even making it this far. In the past in our family, nothing is ever off the table for discussion. We have always been open with each other and with others. I am finding however, as Adrian mentioned, that with certain people I would rather just gloss over the details of everything that we're going through. Re-living the past 6 weeks with each and every person---is just not that helpful. It feels funny not to talk about the most significant thing happening in our lives right now--like we're avoiding the elephant in the room--but on the other hand, the feelings are so deep and so painful...that sometimes it feels better to stay on a more superficial level. The "How are you, really?" questions--are sometimes really unwanted... So, that was a really long introduction to a totally unrelated question--my question is: Some folks on this website, appear to have received radiation to their chest. This option has not been offered to my dad. Can anyone tell me why they had this procedure and how it helped? I just want to understand the full range of treatment options. Thanks in advance. Apologies for the very long post. Leslie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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