Saturday, December 23, 2006


My dad will receive his third chemotherapy treatment next Thursday, December 28th, whilst I am away in the High Sierra. With her sister, Gloria, back home, my mother again will be left alone for several hours as my dad dozes through the infusion.

Then we will wait ten days.

My father will have another CAT scan on January 7th to assess the progress of the cancer and whether the chemo is having any impact. Then we’ll know for sure if his apparent resurgence is in fact because of a diminution of his tumors and/or a reduction in their metastases, or simply the consequences of the palliative effects of the treatments. The odds are vastly for the latter. At the very least we may get a timeline.

I await with morbid curiosity.

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