|*DISCLAIMER: This page is an unmoderated forum, and the opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Patients are advised to consult their personal physicians before making any medical decisions. |
Until this late spring, I really didn't know if he would ever come around and wondered if we had done the right thing. It just didn't seem like he had any quality of life. He also wasn't gaining enough weight to help. His normal weight is 175 and he got down to 133. Slowly it crept up to 144 and stayed there forever. But, slowly, he recovered. It's been over a year now and honestly he has a great life. Almost the same as before, and in some ways better. Cancer does that to you, makes you appreciate everything more and not take anything for granted.
A few months ago he started having digestive problems and began to drop
weight. I posted his symptoms here on the board and everyone said he needed
enzymes. Sure enough, within a week of prescibed enzymes he was gaining
weight like he hadn't been able to before. He is now up to 155lbs. and feels
stronger with the added weight. But, all of this has taken a year. Keep the
faith, your dad will recover it just takes time and lots of effort.
Reply to this message | Return to Main Message List