As I mentioned above, with "treatment" directed towards the metastatic cancer involvement of major nerves, pain does not have immediate relief, and meanwhile the patient must be given heavy doses of tradition pain medications to affect it at all.....a very terrible process for anyone to have to endure. His family will be his best medicine over the Easter holiday.
Jim Kelly to spend weekend at home
Updated: April 16, 2014, 7:28 PM ET
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is planning to spend this weekend celebrating Easter at home in suburban Buffalo with his family, before returning to New York City to resume treatments for sinus cancer.
Barring any setbacks, Kelly's brother said the former Bills star will travel home Friday before returning on Sunday to resume treatments.
"He's doing pretty good," Dan Kelly told The Associated Press on Wednesday. "We anticipate Jim coming home for this weekend. He's put together a couple of good days in a row."
Dan Kelly said his brother had a rough stretch last week following his first chemotherapy session on April 8. He said the treatments are particularly painful because they're targeting cancer cells attached to nerves in Kelly's maxillary sinus and adjacent tissues.
Kelly is scheduled to have two more chemotherapy sessions and is also having radiation treatment five days a week.
He has spent the past three weeks being treated at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York.