Hello. I’ve been lurking in this forum for a while but this is the first time I’ve asked a question. I’ve always been so struck by how kind and supportive everyone is.
My Dad (74) was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) about 8 months ago. He had seven rounds of chemotherapy but was recently told that it hasn’t made a difference (his blood levels are comparable to when he started) so it won’t be continuing. Obviously, this is not the news we were hoping for.
His Consultant has advised that his prognosis in the absence of chemotherapy could still years but that if he were to, for example, get an infection then things could get very serious very quickly. I think my question is, has anyone else been in this situation? The absence of any significant intervention like chemotherapy has left us feeling like we’re a bit off the map.