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My passion is helping others defend themselves and their families. I am an NRA Certified pistol instructor, a NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - North Cincinnati, and the state leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - Ohio. I also have a heart for the Lakota people and lead mission teams to the Pine Ridge Reservation each year, am founder and director of Backpacks For Pine Ridge,, and do various volunteer work in my own community. My greatest joy is being a grandma and hanging out with my husband of 30+ years.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

First Chemo Treatment

I think most of the folks who read here know by now that my dad is starting chemo. He goes every 3 weeks through Jan. or Feb. He gets a strong dose - apparently stronger than what a lot of people get because he is in good health - other than cancer. The studies show that this approach is better than a lower dose more often.

So, yesterday was the first treatment and it went pretty well. So far, he's not sick! I'm beginning to think he knew he wouldn't get sick but just wanted me to make a pot of chicken noodle soup for him. :) He may or may not lose his hair but if he does, it would likely be after his second treatment. I have plenty of skull bandannas ready for him if he needs them. I think he could wear a nice black leather jacket with them and go for the biker look. :)

He did have a bit of a scare last night. Apparently had some kind of allergic reaction to the chemo, called the doc and was told to use benadril. Today he gets a prescription for some other minor side effects.

So, all in all, its good.


hennhouse said...

Amber... I'll be praying.

Amber said...

Thanks. Its scary stuff, but what can ya do?

Ericka said...

I'll be praying for him and your family.

hallga77 said...

he would make a good biker. WE will be praying for him.

Michelle said...

praying for you Amber and your Dad!