Thank you both for your post. We talked to my fathers surgeon as well as his neurologist, and together (My mothers ultamite decision) we have decided not to do surgery. His AD is progressing very quickley and his response to surgery in all probability would not be good. My mother has decided to keep his quality of life as good as she can right now. The docotrs do not know how quickly to cancer will spread, or how quickly his Ad will progress. I guess you can say its a 50/50 chance of his caner spreading or his Ad progressing.It was a very hard decision for my mother. They truly have a great love story. She has decided to take him to is favorite spot in the country and enjoy the time that they have left together. This is truly a disease that robs you of your loved ones. I really know the reason behind the saying "The Long goodbye".