Dad has CA again - page 2

For the 3rd time, non-hodgkins, in 7 years. All I have done this p.m is eat chocolate! I usually am not an emotional eater so this is freaking me out. I don't know what else to do. Everything seems... Read More

  1. by   gr8rnpjt
    Quote from sharann
    Hi Bethin,
    I don't know exactly which AI disease he has, which is the problem! It may be a form of RA but not as crippling. He is being worked up (and down). He has fatigue and joint and muscle pains daily. The pains are very weird as they are nonsymetrical, one body part at a time usually. He hurts too much to take phys ed anymore. Anyhow, I have Crohns myself, so i know how sneaky these auto immune things are. What is yours?
    My dad is a survivor, but he is getting older and more tired.

    thanks again
    Has your son been tested for fibromyalgia?
  2. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I am so sorry Sharann. How awful for you and your family.
  3. by   sharann
    Thanks everyone here. Dad will be in the hosp for another week to start the chemo, a new regimen called (I think) ESHAP. They took almost a liter out of his pleural area. He is angry and frustrated as are all of us.
    Thanks for all the prayers and well wishes.
    Have a great Thanskgiving everyone.
  4. by   honeyb111
    :kiss Sharann I'm so sorry to hear about everything going on in your family - sometimes it seems like it will never end. And you are not whining - you're venting and frustrated and know that you can find support here among your cyberfriends. Bipley has it right - my dad and I don't always see eye to eye but I can't imagine not having Daddy around - yes I still call him that and I'm 34 now!

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family