21 April 2009

Entering the 4th Week of Treatment

Again, sorry for the delay. The tournament recap I constructed melted the internets and made Blogger beg for mercy. I'll have to post the recap in parts.

Chad has now entered his fourth week of cancer-fighting treatment. Not all of the three parts of his treatment - chemo, radiation and Green Meds - require the full six weeks but the entire course of treatment will conclude at the end of six weeks. At least, this particular course.

After six weeks, new tests will be run and scans will be scanned and Chad's team of doctors will reassess his progress. At that time they will decide to take a break from portions of the treatment or plan a new course of treatment altogether.

Chad has done so well with all of these treatments and therapies thus far. He's continuing his studies and therapies to retain his brain, he's not too green, he's not super sick... he's getting a bit tired as all of this goes forward, but really, he's being a trooper. And he and Shannon are maintaining really positive attitudes overall.

Let's send them both all of the good vibes we can muster, now that they are more than halfway through this course. It might not be easy to stay positive without reinforcement; everyone says that the effects of cancer-fighting treatments are cumulative, meaning that a patient often feels worse, usually more and more tired, as the treatment progresses.

We have access to all kinds of good vibes, right? Let's send them in the general direction of Chad and Shannon.


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