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A message from at 9:00am about Dad, Lung Cancer.

Dear friends,

During yesterday’s visit, my doctor explained the results of rescan to us. To avoid lots of medical jargon that makes no sense to an ordinary person like me, I translate what he said as the following. The number and size of tumors in my lung and liver have been reduced by 25% to 50%, and the ones on the bone have been stable. No new ones have been found. That’s good news. The bad news is that with this pace, I need at least two more cycles of chemotherapy. This will take us to the end of September before the next evaluation.

The side effects of chemotherapy continue to linger around. However, most of them have gradually become manageable and I’m not ready to enter the Yul Brynner look-alike contest yet. Now I’m focusing on reducing naps and rebuilding my strength and energy level. It’s going to be a long journey, so better start sooner than later. Since I don’t feel pain anymore, we have decided to cut off pain pills and see how it goes.

We’ve come a long way and the direction appears to be correct. So the journey continues and we hope for more good news down the road to share with you. Until then, stay tuned.