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    Oh No (Money): I am still trying to raise money to help with expenses and help us move back to our hometown to be near friends and family. If you would please pass this link along it would help me tremendously <3 http://www.gofundme.com/bqkyw

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    Radiation (External radiation ): The radiosurgery went quickly over 5 days but was very tiring.

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    Other Care (Doctor's Appointment): We made another trip to texarkana on July 20, 2012 at 1pm. My dad gets so upset because its expensive. Copay and gas but we HAVE to fight the best we can <3 The doctor did not offer hope. The brain tumor is about 2.2cm and dad's lungs have worsened. His neck has remained the same but it hurts him so bad. It is stiff and he doesn't have much energy lately. The doctor didn't want to give him anymore chemo which really upset me! I understand he says he cannot cure this but why give up? The doctor had a different chemo we haven't tried. Dad has been two weeks without chemo this time and will be receiving Gemzar chemo on Monday July 30.

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      DaveWaz

      I just wanted to let you know that the American Cancer Society can help with rides to treatment and often can provide gas cards to help deal with the costs. You can call them at the phone number to the right and at the bottom of this page.

      over 4 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery (Surgery): Dad began his 1st of 5 radiosurgery treatments at 6:50am on July 20, 2012. It was hard on him getting out that early and being in Texarkana [45min away] we had already made 5 trips to and from there that week. And his doctor couldn't reschedule his afternoon appointment to morning to save us a trip. We got the first radiosurgery and we went home.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Pictures taken of brain): The radiology place took a bunch of pictures of dad's brain after we met the neurosurgeon. [7/18] This lasted a while but wasnt as uncomfortable as getting the mask for radiation made [7/17]

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    Other Care (Met with neurosurgeon): My dad had to meet with the neurosurgeon on 7/9/12. This was a pointless visit and costed us $31 plus $15 in gas to just see him and at the early morning! And for one minute! All he did was introduce himself. grr. It is so hard on my dad getting out especially that early and we don't have the money to keep doing all these appointments. I wish they'd make it easier on cancer patients.