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... was already so advanced that if and when he has a chemo, the treatment would probably do him worse than good. Thinking of you and your family and pray that your father will soon get back his strength! God bless. ... (48 replies)
... I just wanted to give you all an update. Linda, I know you asked me about what Chemo drugs my father has been taking and his progress. They are giving him a drug called "alimta". ... (48 replies)
... t it took until September for it to be finally diagnosed as meso. By that time I'd gone from stage II to stage III. Another month passed before my first chemo, Alimta and Carboplatin. After two cycles the doc said that they weren't working, based on the ct scans. ... (48 replies)

... Hi All, Hope this fiinds you all well and enjoying the holidays. Linda, my dad has been undergoing chemo since September and the oncologist has not given him any idea when it will end. He was thankful to find out that his tumor mass has shrunk by 50%. He has gotten stronger and is able to walk futher. I just wish that there was a firm cure for this horrible disease.... (48 replies)
... recently as his pain was becoming more constant. Unsure if this information is of any help to you but this is how my father is managing his pain relief at present. ... (48 replies)
... My father had his first chemo treatment on Tuesday, 15 January. ... (48 replies)
My Father my hero
Mar 21, 2007
... allow him to continue with the treatments.I was fortunate to have been able to spend many hours with him in the months leading up to his passing.I got to know my father as more than my hunting,fishing and golf buddy in those months.I got to know him as a person. ... (3 replies)
... He saw the oncologist and started chemo alimta and carboplatin in December. It was inoperable nor could radiation help as the mass was too large on his lung. ... (48 replies)
... Robert I'm so pleased to hear that the Alimta has worked for your dad and things are improving. ... (48 replies)
... chemo treatment but after researching a bit on the internet and showing him some reports and stories on the Alimta he is willing to talk to the oncologist about it. He has to have a chest xray prior to his appointment so we should know if the plueral effusion is working. ... (48 replies)
... Well, the doc told me today that the doxorubicine and cytoxan didn't work. She said that since Alimta and carboplatin didn't work either, that the chances of any other drugs is less than 1%. So no more chemo. Seems I'm out of options. Doc says I have 4-8 months to live. My pleural effusion is much larger, and affecting my breathing. Next week I will have a 'Denver' tube... (48 replies)
... go I was quite active on the site. Dad went through all of the same things that I can see you guys are writing about, including the lungs filling with fluid, the Alimta and 6 sessions of chemo etc. ... (48 replies)
... Hello All, Just a quick update to let you know that my dad had is xrays done on October 31st and found out that Alimta has shrunk his Mesothelioma mass by 50%. We are very pleased that we made the decision to go with the Chemotherapy. He is getting back to his old routines and is feeling a lot better. We know that we are only buying time with this drug, but please know... (48 replies)
... It is a long time since I last posted anything on this site but I feel that I should now do so because the news about my dad is very encouraging. If you search under GaryR you will find what I have previous written. Dad was diagnosed with malignant meso in february 2006 and had 3.5 litres drained from his lung. He then had 6 courses of chemo with Alimta. This was a tough time... (48 replies)
... Hi Jox, Linda and everyone else.. Thanks for your replies. Linda, I will let you know how the chemo goes. He had to receive 2 types of chemo drugs, one was the "average" chemo drug and the other was a special kind of chemo that is given to Mesothelioma patients. I believe its called Alimta. Jox, thanks for your kind words and your honesty. I'm greatful to have someone to... (48 replies)
... ent to see the Oncologist this week but to be honest I don't think he is well enough to have radiotherapy. The other option is to make a request for funding for Alimta but this could take 3 months, some days he doesn't look as if he is going to survive 3 months!! ... (48 replies)
... Hello to Everyone I have missed. My thread was closed a long time ago and I have not written another in a long time time as so much has happened both good and bad. My father, my hero, Mr Norman Harold Forin, succumbed to his disease on October 8, 2007 at 11:39 a.m. at NYU Hospital in New York City. My mother, my sister and her husband and eldest daughter were at his side. ... (0 replies)
Dad Just Diagnosed
Aug 21, 2006
... well she had chemo last thurs alimta and cisplan she was not to good all weekend with sickness constapation and pain yesterday morning she made my father take her into hospital which is not her she hates hospital . ... (24 replies)
Dad Just Diagnosed
May 21, 2006
... That was very upsetting to me because I felt that this was something I could do for my father and the doctors were taking that away from me. ... (24 replies)
... Hi Gary - I just read your post - it is almost midnight here so I am guessing it is around 6 or 7 am in the UK. I am thinking of you and your dad and praying for your family. I know that before my father's first chemo treatment we were all quite scared and really did not know what to expect. My dad is on a three week regimen of alimta. Every week he gets one third the... (24 replies)

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