Mar 21, 2005 - 10:08 am
I am so happy to find this support network. We just lost my Mom two years ago to lung cancer. My Dad was the most wonderful compasionate care giver for her. Just this week, we find that he has adenocarcinoma of the sigmoid and he sees a surgeon Thursday. Thank God he had the routine colonoscopy at 74, but I sure wish he had done it sooner. He has a villous adenoma and they are going to do a resection. I guess we will learn more after he sees the surgeon. Loosing Mom was hard, and there was a lot of suffering. It is still very fresh in our minds, and that's what makes this even tougher. I am going to move in with my Dad for several weeks during his recovery from the surgery, and I am wondering what kind of care he will need if he need chemo, etc. He lives alone since Mom died, but sometimes I wish we could convince him to live with us. I have four children, but they are older and they all love their grandad a lot ! This is not my dad's first bout with cancer. 25 years ago he lost his eye to melanoma on his retina. He is an amazing man.