Saturday, September 8, 2007

Sorry for the lack of updates

The wireless AP we setup wouldn't reach to room 4200. Frankly, I haven't felt like doing much of anything. At least the grieving process has begun.

Andy's doing fine. He's received his chemo and is dealing with it pretty well so far.

The oncologist said that he's doing very, very well. No AFP numbers yet, but he said without a doubt that they will be lower. The chemo is working.

A reminder about the chemo cycle:

Day 1: Cisplatin.
Day 3: 5-FU and Vincristine
Day 10: Vincristine
Day 17: Vincristine

Chemotherapy is not radiation!

Chemotherapy, as its name implies, uses chemicals. It was discovered in WWI or WWII during a mustard gas accident. Chemotherapy uses toxic chemicals in controlled doses to kill the cancer cells.

Radiation, as its name implies, uses radiation.

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