Sunday, 13 June 2010

Dads progress

Dads last stint in hospital lasted 2 days which wasnt too bad, he was given antibiotics again to treat the infection and sent home. His doctors havent yet started his treatment up again, as the reactions he has had have been pretty severe. The swelling in his feet comes and goes . At the moment he is having tingly sensations in the soles of his feet only, he said it isnt as painful as it was initially. His skin has darkened quite a lot too, just like it was when he was having chemotherapy the first time round, but this time he hasnt had it for a few months. His teeth have gotten pretty bad too from all the treatment, but it doesnt seem to bother him - hes still smiling and still pretty active. He seems to be shaky on his feet after he has been sitting for a while but once hes up and about hes fine. He is still working full-time, and yesterday he was doing some gardening, setting up a bonfire and playing with his grand-daughter. He amazes me how he is able to put his condition to one side and just carry on enjoying his life. Despite the seriousness of his condition and all the painkillers he takes on a daily basis, at 69 years of age he is an example of how inner strength,family, and a lot of distractions makes life with myeloma not as tragic as I thought it was..


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