November 30th, 2007

handholding

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I hate doing this to you all, but I really need your help again.

My father is officially diagnosed, from 3 separate doctors, to have stage 4 lung cancer. It's spread to his heart, where it's inoperable and radiation therapy won't work, only chemo. The doctors say if the chemo works, he may have a year or so. If it doesn't, maybe 4 to 6 months.

How is it that a man like my father, so damn healthy in every aspect of his life, has developed this? Never smoked a day in his life, only had the rare occasional wine with dinner. I don't know either, but it is not fair. A night has not gone by without me crying myself to sleep. I know miracles can happen, that people magically get better and survive to be 105. But I can't do this on my own. Please put him in your prayers again. I myself have even gone back to church in hopes that anything will help him.

I keep thinking back to that Cancer Treatment Centers commercial, where the lady is told she has 2 months to live until she goes to see them and they tell her she doesn't have an expiration date, then there she is, a survivor 5 years later. I just have to hope that my dad is strong enough, and I know he is, to beat this so he can be one of those sappy stories on TV.
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