Dec 03, 2011 - 9:25 pm
My Dad was diagnosed with a brain tumour. That was about 6 months ago . Its terminal inoperable . Radiotherapy was the only option without it he had 3 months with they projected 18.
I cannot imagine how he feels. He is in the UK and I in Canada. I flew home to support him. I was able to be there for 3 weeks. It was good to feel like I was doing something. I was able to get all of the support mechanisms in place (UK has a good medical support system).
Fast forward to today. Im back in Canada . My Dad has had a follow up Scan and the tumor has reduced. Its now a two year prognosis.
My dilemma is how to talk to him. We talk about all sorts of things - normal stuff ... I want to be strong for him. But what I want to tell him how I feel how scared I am off losing him. He has been the man I want to be, the man I look up to.
I feel that sharing my stuff would just be selfish on my part.
How have you dealt with this ?