Saturday, December 09, 2006
Good News/Bad News
My father's home from the hospital, and seems to be doing pretty well. He's not feeling great, but he has visiting nurses coming by, and housekeeping help several times a week also.
I just got a call about the friend who had brain surgery on Wednesday. None of his friends had heard the biopsy results, which were supposed to be back yesterday, and everyone was nervous. And yes, it's bad news: an extremely aggressive kind of brain cancer (GBM Grade IV, for you medical types). The surgeons think they got it all -- which is something -- and he'll be starting chemo and radiation in a few weeks, with possible clinical trials in the interim.
He's home now, three days after brain surgery, and sent out a long, funny e-mail to friends and family. Amazing.