Apr 25, 2003 - 3:33 pm
My father had to have his left leg amputated on March 27, 2003. It was a life saving operation that was very hard for all of us(family) to accept. Yet for my father it was a blessing because of the pain and suffering that he had been going through for 5 months. He hasn't been the same lately. I thought that at his age (63) and his condition that it would be easier for him to accept the loss of a limb in exchange for his life. Since his diagnosis he has had everyone support and still to this day but he's still feels down. I don't know whatls going through his head and why he feels depressed when he's beaten death. I've read many messages of people who weren't as fortunate as my father and my prayers goes out to everyone of them. I don't I will ever look at a cancer victim or survivor as someone who has their own problems. I feel as if it were my proplem too. Is there any way to make my father view his new live with more appreciation of what he has and what he was about to lose with out reminding him about his past suffering? Should I treat him as if this (cancer) had never had happened and that the leg he lost was the problem that should be forgotten?