Please don’t fret about a recurrence. With medical advancement you never know what treatment will be out there in a couple of months. My husband was in a phase one trial for immunotherapy. At that point (back in 2015), the drug had only been used on monkeys. I believe by 2017/2018, the drug had been fast tracked and put on the market. There is so much research ongoing that the next treatment may we’ll be just around the corner.
In the meantime, please take comfort from the fact that your dad doesn’t need more treatment at this point. This will give him a chance to build up his strength and take the time to enjoy the things he likes to do. You can also take this time to make new memories with him/to add to your stores of good memories.
She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails... Elizabeth Edwards
Wife to John,dx 10/2012, BOT, HPV+, T3N2MO, RAD 70 gy,Cisplatinx2 , PEG in Dec 6, 2012, dx dvt in both legs after second chemo session, Apr 03/13 NED, July 2013 met to lungs, Phase 1 immunotherapy trial Jan 18/14 to July/14. Taxol/carboplatin July/14. Esophagus re-opened Oct 14. PEG out April 8, 2015. Phase 2 trial of Selinexor April to July 2015. At peace Jan 15, 2016.