Guest tweety5476 Posted May 15, 2004 Share Posted May 15, 2004 I'd like to introduce myself to you. My name is Star and I have a father who was recently diagnosed with sclc in January but also had a biopsy that showed met to liver, two spots 1.5 cm by March. He was then put on chemo meds, carbo and taxol and ended up in the hospital with blood pressure and sugar shooting thru the roof. I read all of your posts until 4:30 this morning and realize this is incurable. Dr. says chemo may give my dad an additional three months. My dad is 71 and has been leading a very active life. Works at the YMCA three days a week, until his chemo, goes to the movies and out to eat. I am his only daughter and I am having great difficulty accepting all of this even though I suspected it months ago. Trying to get my dad to get a second opinion seemed to aggitate him and finally I had to take him to his oncologist, which he never saw til March. I had called the Dr. and asked if he had told my dad and the doctor said they let the patient pretty much ask the questions. My dad didn't understand the seriousness of the situation and therefore did not know what questions to ask. I made an appointment last week and made the Dr. tell him he was stage IV sclc and had to question the doctor and have him talk to my dad like a real person instead of the medical mumbo jumbo my dad didn't understand. After the first chemo my dad said no more, which is fine by me as I feel it is a personal choice. I did feel however that you need all of the information in order to make that choice. I think it was such a shock to him, it was hard for him to comprehend all of it. So when he want to talk about it, I try to give him the info. He has decided to do the chemo again. I am really terrified after this last chemo treatment that sent him to the hospital of what will come next. I don't mean to ramble, but I just need someone to help me help him. Can any of you? Thank you in advance, Star Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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