Jul 31, 2009 - 10:38 pm
My father is 82 and newely diagnosed 2 weeks ago. He had a bone marrow test, ct scan, pet scan and ecocardiagram this week. He told us that he does not want cemo or radiation treatment and I respect that. I am already caring for my mom who has COPD and is a 24 hour watch. I guess I am just scared because I don't know what to expect from this sort of cancer. I don't want to ask his Dr. in front of him, but is he going to die a long painful death? Has anyone ever had a family member with this? I want to stand by him and honor his wishes but it is going to be so hard. He already has no energy at all. But I am not sure whether it is the disease or he has already given up. We have a Dr. appointment this Tuesday, August 4th and I guess he will tell us how progressed the cancer is and if it's in his bones yet. If anyone out there can offer me any peace of mind please do. I feel so alone right now.