Tuesday, February 19, 2013

a little worse for wear

nearing the end of February 2013-six months ago Roger was near the hospice stage.
Today Roger is anticipating crappie season, getting the boat ready, making plans with friends to go fishing.
His greatest suffering today is cabin fever.  And thank you one and all for your prayers!
Zytiga is working to his benefit, slowing and arresting the development of the cancer.  This is not a "remission" , but a break.  At stage IV metastatic,  the cancer doesn't go away, it is in his bones, spine, stomach, bladder, brain... but growth is slowed and the oncologist is happy with the results.  Roger is now back to counting years of life not just weeks and months.   Roger is feeling good!