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----- Original Message -----
From: <beav76@uswest.net>
To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2000 8:36 PM
Subject: Re: [MOL] To my MOL amigos!


> Hi Chris;
>     My husband is on Thalidimide too. He seems to be experiencing at
100mg. a
> day, weakness and very dry skin. Does your dad have any side effects and
what
> doseage is he on if I may ask?  It's to early to tell yet if it is holding
his
> cancer at bay or not.
>     Thankyou for sharing what happened with your father.......Beav
>
> CCR417@aol.com wrote:
>
> > Tonight @ 10:00 will mark exactly two years since I learned my father
had
> > gone to the hosp., thinking he had a heart attack.  He'd gone by
ambulance
> > that afternoon and no one told me (the whole REST of the family,
including my
> > ex-) knew what had happened, but I learned at 10 PM !!!!  I couldn't
even
> > visit till the next day and was frantically calling their house all that
time
> > and worrying why there was no answer.
> >
> > Anyway, enough belly-aching; what I want to say is that two years later,
> > after lung surgery, chemo, radiation, and currently thalidomide - my
> > 77-yr-old father is STILL with us, and we thank GOD!  For those who
don't
> > recall and for the newer members, I'll fill you in.  He had NSCLC in
both
> > lungs and it had crossed the mediastum.  They removed the small growths
in
> > the right lung (at the last minute and while he was already
anasthetized)
> > instead of the lobectomy he was anticipating in the left lung.  He awoke
> > alone and terrified that they took out his "good" lung, only to learn he
> > didn't have a good lung anymore.  He winced when they told him and it
cut me
> > to my heart.  The chemo shrunk the cancer but didn't stop it from
re-growth.
> > The radiation DID and the thalidomide seems to be keeping it at bay.
> >
> > That's the latest.  Don't give up hope out there - if a 75 yr old man
could
> > endure all that and survive - give it your best and follow in his
footsteps.
> > God bless you all.
> > -chris
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