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mom_of_2
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Hi, my name is Chrissy, I've posted on the lung cancer board before, but never here on caregivers, although, I've read many posts here and it seems there are many wonderful people here. Anyway, my father, 74, was diagnosed with stage IV NSCLC on 10-8-10. They did chemo, which seemed to help for a while, but now there is a new spot growing, and the chemo is no longer working. They just decided yesterday to set up hospice. He is going downhill fast, and while I knew that time would be limited, I didn't think it would be this quick. From everything I understand, we'll hopefully have another month with him. So, I'm asking for prayers that my father doesn't suffer in the end here, and also, for me, for strength and courage to accept and face what is to come. Thank you. And prayers and thoughts to everyone here.

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karenbeth
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Joined: Sep 2010

My thoughts are with you and your family. May the time your father has left be painless and peaceful.

Karen

Noellesmom
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Praying for you and your father, Chrissy.

I lost my father to lung cancer 24 years ago and I know how difficult it is.

Hugs.

3Mana
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Joined: Aug 2010

Chrissy,
I'm thinking of you and I'll say a prayer for your dad. Please take care.
Carole'

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mswijiknyc
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Is féidir go gcoinní Dia duit i mbosa a láimhe, Go dtuga Dia do síochána athair sa saol seo agus an chéad cheann eile. Nuair a osclaíonn Dúnann an doras, fuinneog.

May God hold you in the palm of his hand, may God grant your father peace in this life and the next. When a door closes, a window opens.

Sounds better in Gaelic. Be good to yourself. (((hugs)))

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Tina Blondek
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Joined: Nov 2009

Hey Chrissy
May God bless you, your dad, and family at this most difficult time. May he grant you the strength you will all need in the near future. Live each day to the fullest. Tell him how much you care and love him.
Give him your blessing to let it be his decision where he goes from here. I lost my dad to EC March 9, 2010. We will forever be our Daddy's Little Girls! Peace!
Tina in Va

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luz del lago
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Joined: Jul 2010

Chrissy, I am so sorry to know that yet another wonderful family is suffering because of the beast. You have my prayers. Take care.

Lucy

tc_sis
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Joined: Feb 2011

Chrissy,
My family and I are thinking of you at this difficult time. Our prayer for you is that you will find a peace that passes understanding and comfort beyond measure. We are facing a similar situation as our time with my brother will soon be drawing to a close. Make each moment count. Our hearts go out to you.

Tc_sis

here4lfe
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Joined: Jan 2010

For your continued strength during this time.
Blessings to your father and the relationship you have.

Best

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grandmafay
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Prayers and hugs for the difficult days ahead. Blessings, Fay

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Barbara53
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Hi Chrissy,
My father died 10 years ago, and once his cancer took off he went so quickly that his suffering was brief. Those last weeks were full of tender days and scary nights, but I'm so glad I was able to be part of it. Wishing you the best through these difficult times. It will be okay.

mom_of_2
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Joined: Nov 2010

Thank You all for your thoughts and prayers. My dad is hanging in there, having good days and bad. I am having a hard time believing he doesn't have much time left. He is still able to be up and walking around, not much, but some. He is still eating some too. I guess nobody knows exactly when, and I know things can change from day to day, but it doesn't seem real to me. He is in such good spirits, and isn't afraid to die, which makes things alot easier on us. He actually has us going to the funeral home to set up arrangements now, because he wants to be a part of it all. He says he doesn't want to burden us with it after he is gone. Just the way he is, always wanting to take care of us, when now is the time he needs us to take care of him. Thanks again, I really do appreciate your kind words and thoughts at this time. Thinking of everyone here, Chrissy.

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Tina Blondek
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Joined: Nov 2009

Hi Chrissy
Thanks for your update. Your dad sounds a lot like my dad. The week before he passed he made sure I got to the funeral home and made all the arrangements. Made sure we were not putting him back in the hospital. He wanted to pass at home, which he did. Made sure when the rescue squad came they carried him out head first, not feet first! He said I came into this world head first, I want to go out of this world head first! Ok dad all of your wishes were fulfilled. Glad to hear your dad is in good spirits! Good for him, keep that positive outlook. Enjoy these days. Live for today. Your dad will know when his time has come, and he will tell you. Until then.....cherish each and every moment. Keep in touch.
Tina in Va

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