Just picked up Dad's interferon prescription, so we're off and running. We had a pretty sobering visit with Dad's GP yesterday - actually got to see the report from the Mastocytosis specialist. He listed Dad's prognosis as "very poor." Ouch. Mastocytosis is a slow-moving disease, but Dad has a particularly aggressive case, so when pressed, the GP said yesterday that if the interferon doesn't help, we're probably talking in terms of months rather than years. Double ouch. I'm really proud of my dad, though, he's not giving up. Last night he announced he has a new short term goal - to make it to his 80th birthday (October 20, 2012).
In other news, I'm going stir-crazy sitting around the house with nothing to do between medical appointments. I think I need a TV habit (my parents have cable and a nice big-screen TV). Any suggestions? (I honestly haven't had a TV on in at least 6 months).