My story begins in 2011, the day after the Super Bowl. My father came over to have a chat with me. My heart sank when he told me that he was just diagnosed with stage three lung cancer.Read more »
My apologies to all the “Stan Fans” out there. It has been far too long since my last update on my father’s progress. The last time I wrote, dad had come down with a terrible case of shingles. He still uses topicals in addition to the medication that his doctors have given him. It has been a long road but it is getting better every day.
Dad is still taking his daytime MMJ capsule (1/2 capsule) everyday at 11am. His appetite is very good and his speech and balance are dramatically better! Hospice still comes every other week to check on him. They told us that the diseased lung sounds just like the healthy lung. It is thrilling to see the surprise on the faces of the hospice nurses when they come to check on him.
Since my last entry dad has been living a full life. He has taken trips to southern California, participated in wine and music festivals, and even spent the day on the bay watching the America’s Cup! Additionally he and my mother sold their home of 46 years and moved to an opulent senior community in Santa Rosa. Dad has been able to participate in the communities many exercise classes and off property adventures.
Recently Stan met with his new Oncologist in Santa Rosa. When the doctor walked in he said that he had read my dad’s file that morning. He went on to say that my father is an, “Absolute miracle” stating that he is in the 1% of cancer patient’s success.
Since my father’s health was looking so promising he decided to kick it up a notch. He met with a company that makes custom oils for the gravely and chronically ill. Stan began to take this oil at night in order to sleep through any “high” effects that were possible. Apparently when cancer is aggressively treated, THC is an important component. Needless to say, my dad feels dramatically different and believes that combining traditional medicine with a Cannabis treatment is key.
Dad has made it clear that he doesn’t want to be scanned anymore so we still don’t know the status of his Lung cancer and Brain tumor. We DO know a year and a half ago he was given weeks to live and now his quality of life is more than he could have ever hoped for.
Dad looks forward to reading your comments. If you have any questions he would be happy to answer them for you.
Enjoy past blogs on Stan:
- The Story of Doobons – Our Beginnings
- Doobons Beginning (UPDATE!) Stan’s Journey