11th September 2021
Update on my father’s health – 3
I’m still getting many requests for an update re: my father’s health and how I’m tracking with my time.
Overall, things are much better – the crazy busy phase of the previous two weeks, which required going to hospital emergency and ICU, is over.
- Radiotherapy: 13 out of the 15 scheduled sessions have been completed. My father’s acute symptoms have definitely reduced: he is able to eat somewhat normally and get some sleep.
- DVT: My father’s massive leg swelling from DVT has reduced by 60%, mainly over the last two days. Lots of injections have been given, some were skipped due to bleeding. The clot will take a long time to dissolve, though.
Will get to a level of normalcy from Thursday
Radiotherapy finishes on Tuesday, then a number medical appointments to review progress and decide re: chemotherapy. Once chemo starts (probably 2 weeks from now) I’ll get busy again. From Thursday next week, though, I’m hoping to get up to 8 hours a day for my political and other work.