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My dad's friend Lonne, who I got to like quite a bit while I was in Nebraska this last time, rolled his truck. His son was with him but wasn't hurt, and Lonne got away with a few broken ribs. I hope he's doing well. (And I'm sometimes glad I spend so little time in cars, though I'm now in buses every day. Buses are pretty big and move pretty slowly, so they don't seem too dangerous.)

My dad starts chemotherapy on the 24th. I'm not sure why they've decided to do chemotherapy this time when they didn't do it after the brain surgery and seemed not to intend to do it after this last bout of radiation. I guess they changed their minds. Dad doesn't ask them these kinds of questions, so I'm in the dark.

Back to school tomorrow. Yippee!

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wesleysgirl
Nov. 20th, 2006 01:12 pm (UTC)
I'm under the impression that chemo is more generalized. (Like, if you're on chemo, it will kill cancer cells in your kidney if you have kidney cancer, but also any random cancer cells that might be floating around, trying to take up residence in your liver or spine, etc.) Radiation is focused on a specific spot.

I think.

*Hugs you*
kimberly_a
Nov. 20th, 2006 06:05 pm (UTC)
I've been wondering if they're doing chemo this time because the radiation didn't work. I don't know what makes them decide to do it vs. not do it.

I had the same impression of chemo, that it covers the whole body instead of a focused area. So I guess that's good. It might be miserable for my dad, but it might really help him in the long run.
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