Nov 08, 2006 - 11:02 am
Hi, I am 22 and my father was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in June of 2004. I attend college about seven and half hours away from home, and today my family is contacting Hospice. My family, my dad mostly, will not let me come home until I finish the quarter. I am in my senior year, and all my dad ever wanted was to see one of his children graduate from college. Seeing as he will not be able to do that, I am trying as hard as I can to get through this difficult time. However, all I can do is think of all the wasted moments I miss being so far away doing homework and taking tests than mean absolutely nothing to me right now. I do not know how much longer he has. He told me the other day he cannot hold on much longer, but he is trying to hang on until the end of November so that we can all celebrate Thanksgiving *in the hospital no less* and with his death looming--I just don't know how to possibly focus on anything right now. If anyone has any experience with multiple myeloma, or losing a loved one, please contact me. I just need someone objective to talk to.
Thank you, and best of luck and prayers to all of you and your familes!