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By purr (Tue Apr 07, 2015 at 10:29:32 PM EST) (all tags)
 I cut my hair.


 I have been avoiding writing anything serious here.  I guess now is as good a time as any.  

My Dad was diagnosed with small cell Lung Cancer in October of 2014.  It is not curable.  Best case scenario is chemo and radiation treatments to extend his life to a possible 2 years.  However, he also has a progressive case of dementia which is effected by radiation and chemo treatments.  

So he went through 6 chemo treatments.  His lung tumor is at 2cm. No new spots of cancer was noticed but before treatments started cancer had spread to his spine and pelvis bone.  

My sisters and I do not want him to go through radiation treatment because it will permanently mess with his brain.  My dad does not want to go through any more treatments.  Yet his doctor has mentioned radiation more than once with out any certainty that it will help long term.  

I am not sure how I feel.  I almost feel numb.  Just trying to hold it together until it is all over.  I live a state away and depend on my sisters' to keep me in touch.  I have been keeping the peace between my sisters even though they live near each other and I don't live anywhere near them.  My stress level has been upped 20 notches.  This is so not fun.  

It is what it is.  



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I am so sorry by StackyMcRacky (2.00 / 0) #1 Wed Apr 08, 2015 at 08:43:41 AM EST
all I can offer are virtual hugs

hugs by clover kicker (4.00 / 1) #2 Wed Apr 08, 2015 at 09:29:18 AM EST
>  Yet his doctor has mentioned radiation more than once with out any certainty that it will help long term. 

Sometimes the medical system feels like they always have to be actively doing something, just in case lightning strikes and it ends up being beneficial.

Sorry to hear about your dad by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #3 Wed Apr 08, 2015 at 01:37:56 PM EST



:-( by ana (2.00 / 0) #4 Wed Apr 08, 2015 at 01:44:10 PM EST
Not much to say, except I'm sorry to hear it.

And we were days from starvation until those missionaries knocked on our door. We made Alfred Packer stew. --georgeha

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