Oct 01, 2009 - 1:53 am
hi, my name is Mary. My Dad was dx w/ nasopharyngeal cancer in Feb. He was told about 2 wks ago there is nothing more that can be done for him. He tried chemo and couldn't do it b/c it made him too sick, he completed radiation and surgery is not an option for him. I'm sorry if i don't go about this in the correct way. I need to ask someone, how do i do this. How do I watch the strongest man Ive ever known simply fade away. I have never lost anyone this close to me. I am here with him tonight sitting with him. Someone has to be awake w/ him at all times. I am glad I get to spend this time with him but at the same time it is so hard. I have always been Daddy's baby girl. Now I wish so much there was some way I could protect him the way he has always protected me. I feel so helpless. I know he isn't in pain but i also know he is scared, that is the hardest thing. He is the kind of man who has never been scared of anything but now I see fear in his eyes. If anyone has any words of wisdom for me I would greatly appreciate them.