Saturday, April 18, 2009

Cancer update

Spoke to my father today. He sounded weak, tired and old. According to him, the removed 2/3 of his right lung. The tumor is almost certainly cancerous, but it'll be Tuesday before the test results reveal whether the malignancy had spread to the lymph nodes or not.

Ironically, the heart attack he suffered the other month is the only reason the tumor was discovered. They ran a bunch of CT scans on him to get a handle on what was going on with his heart, and that's how the cancer was spotted.

He seemed baffled as to how he could have lung cancer. He was never a heavy smoker, but he's been around smokers all his life and been subjected to more than his share of secondhand smoke. He also used to puff on cigars, but it's probably been 25 years since his last one. It all adds up, I suppose.

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1 comment:

  1. Hey, man, I'm sorry to hear about your dad.

    I've only recently been seeking out your stuff on the web, having thought about you off and on since we met a few years ago.

    It is scary how much we have in common and yet we never knew each other.

    Love the photos - yours and Lisa's. Extremely talented couple, you are.

    I'll have to grab some of your writing and catch up.

    Take care.