S. Jane Posted April 29, 2004 Share Posted April 29, 2004 Went to my Dad's doctor's appointment received the good news that all was clear! I have to admit, we three sat quietly and somberly, and probably didn't give the response that the doctor had expected - he even had to repeat remission - complete remission! After what the PET scan technician had told my Dad, we had assumed that there was still visible cancer in his lung, but it turned out to be just a bit of fluid and nothing to worry about! Then we went on to discuss PCI. I initially started on the board to find out all I could about PCI because it is a major decision. I have to thank all of you who had ever posted anything about it, because I did search upon search and read all I could, and forwarded this to my Dad. After much consideration, he had decided against PCI. You can imagine our shock when the doctor recommended that my Dad get PCI! WHAT?! During initial meetings, the doctor indicated (my father believed) that he was against PCI. The second opinion we received, the doctor was FOR PCI. My Dad thoroughly trusts his doctor, and now, he is deciding he WILL do PCI. Dad flip/flopped his opinion within a 20 minute span! It must be a heady burden for a doctor to have that much influence. This will be happening within 4-6 weeks (hopefully to be over before Dad travels to the WWII Memorial dedication in Washington D.C.). I have passed on so much of your information that you all have posted, and well wishes to my Dad and me, so I'll be doing the same for all who read this. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Chick is really happy to "know" of others in his situation. Jane Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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