Aug 22, 2005 - 7:36 pm
My father is 65 years old and was diagnosed with bladder cancer 4 years ago. Docs suggested that bladder be removed at that time...Dad refused, so they did a partial. Cancer returned 8 months ago...very aggressive. Invaded the muscle and attached to the pelvic wall. They removed the bladder but the cancer had already spread. It has now metastasized to his head and possibly his kidneys. Doctors say there is no cure at this point and that he will probably die within a year. The news is devastating, as I am very close to my Dad, and cant imagine saying goodbye. I dont know how to deal with this...I feel paralyzed and so sad.