I mentioned in a recent post that there was a lot going on here, but that it isn't good. We found out the 2nd week of March that my dad has cancer. He has cancer in both lungs, around his heart, in his liver and in his bones - all over. My heart is shattered and we're all having a very hard time accepting it. I think both of my parents are more in denial than my sister and I (and our husbands). I can't speak for my brother as we don't speak, but I'm sure he's having a hard time too as he has worked for daddy for the past 10 years & is with him daily. My dad is a wonderful man that's loved by many and always has been. He's the best dad anyone could ever hope to have. I've always been told I was a "daddy's girl" when I was little & I have so many wonderful memories, and I'm thankful for that. I'm also thankful that we have some time to "prepare" and to spend time together. His grandparents and parents lived to be in their mid-80's & mid-90's, so I just always thought he'd live to be "old". He just turned 72 two weeks ago - about the same time we found out about the cancer. My mom knew my dad growing up. He was friends with one of her older brothers. They were married one month after she turned 19 and have been married over 48 years. I don't know how she will manage, but my sister & I will do anything we can for her and our dad.
They are doing a liver biopsy on Tuesday as the lung biopsy was "inconclusive". They are fairly certain it's small cell and the oncologist says he would like to try chemo as my dad is "healthy" and active otherwise. Well, other than the cancer has paralyzed his vocal cords, which is how it was found. I want him to be here for as long as he can, but I don't want him to spend whatever time he has left being too sick to do more than lay in a bed.
I know there is nothing anyone can say & nothing anyone can do about this, but if you will please keep my dad and our family in your prayers, I would appreciate it. I'm keeping as busy as I can so I don't think about it constantly. I've been working or stitching if I'm not sleeping. I need to get back to sewing too.... that's coming.
Thanks in advance for your prayers!