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Thanks mrs. (Dad) was posted 01/18/2007 11:26 am by K.
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Dad could have had surgery(we went into Mass General in Boston), but opted not to. He is 84 yrs. old and felt that he would not have made it through the surgery. Gastro Dr. says chemo and radiation not an option for him(because he is pretty frail). He doesn't even have an oncologist because of this. He just wants to take and live one day at a time. He on occasion uses Gas-X if he has these bloating bouts. Seems to help sometimes, but not always. Love him dearly -- but a very stubborn man. He tells me if he has any pain he will let me know, but I'm afraid he won't. I'm trying very hard not to smother him and bother him with questions, but it's so hard. I try to get as much advice and info from you wonderful people on this board so that I don't have to get drs. involved(he wants it that way). Thank you so much for your advice. I will look into the medication that you have mentioned --maybe he will get a liitle more relief from that. K.

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