Since I was asked to write about my brother-in-law, George M. Abraham, I write this thread.
In September, he had trouble to swallow food. He went to the doctor and after various tests, nothing was identified. Then he began to experience pain on his side. At that time, he underwent a barium x-ray. After that, he was diagnosed with an advanced, stage four, cancer of the esophagus with spots on the liver and limp nodes. He had an appointment with the oncologist to decide about the logistic of the treatment. During that meeting, George mentioned about experiencing blurred vision. An immediate MRI was conducted and found that there was a spot on his brain and a growth in the right eye. This made finding forced to change the treatment plan. Within two days, he lost the sight on his right eye.
The treatment strategy was to attack the brain spot first, then the eye and the rest of the body at the same time. The brain spot was removed with the use of cyber knife. For the eye, a series of 20 radiations at a specialized clinic from Monday-Friday was decided. There was no assurance of hope was given by the doctors. In addition to these, he was to undergo a series of four chemotherapy was prescribed. This is done on once a week and lasts for about 8 ½ hours. This Wednesday is the last chemotherapy session. The radiation on the eye will continue for another week.
After two sessions of the chemotherapy, he could eat without any discomfort. He eats everything. He works at home and when needed goes to the work place. He does not feel any weakness, so far.
Last Saturday, when I called, he told me that he could see shadows on the floor. This he could see only when he looks down.
(To be cont. Part-2)