My dad was diagnosed June 2016, with small cell lung cancer. It started with a bad cough and a loss of voice , and after going to the hospital , we got some of the worst news of our lives.. it was lung cancer. This has been a very emotional,scary, nerve wracking journey, but my dad is doing everything he can to get through this. I remind him everyday he will beat this cancer, no matter what the statistics say. God is far more powerful than any cancer .
So far hes had 6 months of chemo therapy, which was one week of chemo and 21 days off. He is being treated at Dana-Farber Cancer Center. He was very sick through this. He had a partial response from the chemo where the tumors shrunk significantly but not completely gone, so the doctors wanted to start him on radiation therapy for the brain and chest. He also got his voice back!! That was the best day!!
He will finish his radiation this week. He's been having radiation every week day for the last 2 weeks. He feels very tired, unbalanced on his feet, and his eyes are watery a lot. At times his appetite isn't great, but he is managing his weight very well. We take it day by day.. but at times he feels defeated. It's hard to see my dad go through this... he's the strongest person I know, and a great father.
He will have scans in the coming weeks and we are praying so hard for good news. I believe he will get through this and leaving it to God to heal him. He's a fighter! This summer he says he wants to be able to swim in the lake... I remind him that he WILL!! Refusing to lose hope.
All prayers helps!