Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My Dads CT Results Are In

Dad got his CT results back on Monday, they were ok but most of the masses in his liver grew approx. 1cm. The doctor feels that the reason we’re seeing an increase in size is because there was a two month wait between the first CT scan to the start of his first chemo session. See he had the original CT done January 10, 2011. Then he started Chemo March 7, 2011. Then May 9, 2011 was his most recent CT scan which really has only been two months of chemo. The Doctor, from what my dad tells me, sounds optimistic so my dad has chosen to continue with chemo for another three months then they will have another CT done to get a better idea of what’s really going on. Now we wait… AGAIN!

I’m so sad, I really don’t know what to think at this point. I guess I was just really hopeful based on how my dad has been feeling and looking these past few weeks that we would have gotten some really good results. I guess that’s really not the case but I have to keep in mind that he is only on palliative chemo, which I knew, but it just seems more real when you actually read it on the CT results. I just pray that he continues to look and feel better in the next three months in hopes of some good news.

In Other News...

Hystroscopy and Endo Biopsy are quickly approaching. Only 6 more days to go!! Does anyone know if I will need to take a few days off after this or could I go back to work the next day? I just have a desk job so I won’t be doing anything strenuous. Does it hurt to have this done?


  1. Geez...that must be so tough - what you're going through with your Dad. I lost my Dad to Leukemia a little over three years ago and it was so hard. I pray that you get some good news with the next CT. In terms of the hystroscopy and biopsy - I've had both done, but not at the same time. For me, both procedures were relatively easy and I was back to work the next day. In terms of pain - the my hystroscopy was a breeze, no pain at all. The endo biopsy was a little different. If I'm being truthful, it does hurt - but the good news is it is not unbearable and is over, very quickly. You'll do fine, don't worry!

  2. Thans so much Jen, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad, It's just not fair.

    This whole thing with my dad as been super tough and then to top things off with the disapointment of my infertility challanges it just sucks!!

    Thanks so much for your support

  3. Any time! Going through my Dad's illness and seeing how it affected him was the hardest thing I've ever been through. I can't imagine dealing with the infertility stuff at the same time. Hang in there and all the best next week! Don't worry about the procedures too much!

  4. Here from ICLW.
    Hope Dad gets better results next time.
    And good luck on your biopsy and hystroscopy.

  5. Stopping by from ICLW (#8) and now a follower. I am just starting my DE IVF journey too. Sorry about your dad. Hope that the next CT is better.Hugs.

  6. Visiting from ICLW (LadiesinWaitingBookClub). I am so sorry to hear about your father's illness. I will be praying for both you and your dad. I am in the middle of my 2ww with DE. I don't think this cycle worked but we'll try again. That's what we do right? ((hugs)) to you!

  7. Nancy, thanks so much for your kind words.

    Good luck in your TWW I sure hope it goes better than your think it will. May I ask what clinic you found your DE at?

    Thanks to everyone else, your kind words means so much to me.


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