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My dad was diagnosed with lung cancer.

Monday, May 07, 2012

Well this has been a pretty hard month. Last Tuesday my dad found out he has lung cancer. He will be 65 in January and I've never seen him with as much as a cold. He started feeling weak with sore muscles in Jan, went to the doctor and a series of tests were done and it's cancer.

I'm really numb, and trying so hard to be strong for both my parents. My mom had to go back to work today. She's a seasonal worker in a seafood processing plant. She didn't want to go but she has no choice as money is tight where my dad can no longer work. I promised her I would do all I can to help out with appointments and such. I went over this morning to check on him. (He's on heavy medication for pain).
We sat and talked for a bit and he cried on my shoulder. I've never seen my father cry before. I told him that everything would be OK, but I honestly don't know if that is true. I need to focus on being strong so I can carry the burden for them if that makes sense.
I'm lucky that I only work 2 days a week and am able to bring him to his treatments and be there when my mom can't. Tomorrow will be a long day at the hospital for more tests. If there is anyone reading this a little prayer would be much appreciated.
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    If there is any way I can help you during this time, please let me know. As I said in your later post, my dad was diagnosed with mouth/throat cancer last month and he is going through treatment now. I could not imagine what you are going through with your loss but please know you are not alone.

    2005 days ago
    Thoughts and prayers to you. Lung cancer is one of the worst I think. My mother lost a boyfriend to the disease and it seemed like there weren't a lot of symptoms until it was in the late stages. I'm sorry.
    2022 days ago
    My prayers with you. Cancer is the nightmare we all dread. At least your father has you to be with him, to love and support him.
    2022 days ago
    Keeping you & your family in my prayers
    2022 days ago
    Thinking about you and your family. Stay strong.
    2022 days ago
    My grandmother passed away from lung cancer in 2005. I wish you and your family the best of luck and will keep you in my prayers. emoticon
    2022 days ago
    This totally sucks, is so totally unfair, and makes me feel so angry to hear!!! I'm sending my very best wishes and hopes for you all emoticon emoticon
    2022 days ago
    definitely praying for you and your family.
    2023 days ago
  • J0ETTE
    I will most definitely be keeping all of you in my prayers.
    2023 days ago
  • RRP546
    i read this and my prayers are with you my wife had breast cancer and passed away 7 years ago. somewhere you will find the strength for your parents good luck to you
    2023 days ago
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