I will consult her ASAP about that.
More importantly, my dad is apparently feeling quite down, worrying that he may not have much time left. A family friend who is a doctor (note: not a doctor that specializes in cancer treatment, and she's never seen dad or reviewed his records etc.) is saying she's concerned, given how the tumors don't seem to be shrinking, and she's also worried that he "might not have much time left" too.
To say this is a shock is an understatement. Initially a year ago his doctors seemed very upbeat about his prognosis, from what I gathered. This has kind of hit me like a truck. I have no idea how this family survives, on a practical level, without his pension etc. And I know that seems a cold way to be thinking about it, but it's reality on top of the expected sadness (he is a strong follower of Christ so it is sadness but not despair, praise God!)
On top of that, he never had surgery as one doctor recommended, and he STILL has not gone back to that doctor to explore that option at all. I am dumbfounded at the procrastination at this point.
I beg you, if you feel so led, to cry out to God on my father's behalf. Please pray for healing, against all odds, and please pray that he would be proactive in seeking all possible opinions and treatments.
My head is spinning a bit right now.
God bless you all richly.