Unfortunate News Update
Friday, January 21, 2005

Ni Hao again, all my fellow Browncoats...

First off I just wanted to thank all of you, from myself & my Dad, for all your best wishes & prayers. He really got a kick out of it when I told him who, and from where, they were all coming from. It really made a difference. I ain't got the words to fully express how good it feels to belong to such an outstanding community.

Dad had his first chemo session last Friday. The nausea side effects kicked his pigu pretty bad from then until today. At the hospital today they hydrated him intravenously, and gave him some better anti-nausea drugs. He left looking better than I've seen him in weeks.

His next session is Monday, but this is supposed to be with some 'friendlier' drugs this time. Then he has a couple weeks off before having to do the 'nasty' ones again.

I can report that it seems there are results from the treatment however. The pain has lessened somewhat already, and he is more functional when the nausea isn't gripping him. When they started the first treatment, there was immediately severe pain from the tumour(s) in his lung. Kind of a good news, bad news situation. The drugs definitely went right to work, but he had to suffer through it a bit.

It's a long road, but he seems to be well on the path.

Hopefully I'll find the time to do more than lurk soon, but until then... thanks so much again for being there for us.



Tuesday, January 25, 2005 5:45 AM


All my best to you and your Dad, Ski.

Monday, January 24, 2005 12:36 AM


Here's hopin' that everything goes well, and that your dad gets better ASAP.
Best of luck, to you and yours.

Monday, January 24, 2005 12:30 AM


Please tell your dad ALL the FIREFLY associates are praying for his COMPLETE RECOVERY....And nothing less !
God bless, old friend !

Saturday, January 22, 2005 3:48 PM


Great to hear from you, 'Ski! Glad to hear that your dad is doin' better. Just let him know that we're not lettin' up on the prayers until he's back to full strength!

- Soul -

Saturday, January 22, 2005 10:24 AM


Your father is still in our thoughts 'Ski. In Chemo the drugs may have bad side-effects but they also have shiny "effects" too.

Saturday, January 22, 2005 9:48 AM


I hope everything goes well, and your dad gets all healthified in short order.

Saturday, January 22, 2005 9:44 AM


Hey 'Ski

Thanks for keeping us informed, Allthough I'm sorry the drugs have such nasty side effects, I'm glad to hear that they seem to work....I hope the treatment will do it's work, and I wish your Dad, you, and all of you there again my best wishes.

Keep Flyin' my friend!!!

Greetings Fredep!


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