May 31, 2013 - 2:03 pm
I know that I may be a little out of line here since I myself was not diagnosed with cancer. However, about a month ago my dad was diagnosed with a "highly treatable" cancer in his sinus cavity and the doctors found the same type of cancer in one of his lymph nodes. My family has had a really hard time accepting this and I am terrifed as my dad begins chemo Monday June 3rd and two days later he begins radiation. He was told that he would only have to have 3 chemo treatments(one every 3 weeks) and 7 weeks of radiation (5 days out of the week).
As you may know, you always hear the negative side of cancer. Never or rarely the positive side, which I understand. I think my family is taking the news harder than my dad- he says he has a gaurdian angel (my 2 month old niece that passed last year) by his side and he's confident he will get through this. I am confident he will get through this too, but it does not make it any less scary deep down. I am consumed with this and I don't want to see my father in pain. I have been indirectly affected by cancer in my past and now that it is someone extremely close to me, I'm falling apart. It doesn't help that I wanted to be there for my dad, but I broke my leg a few weeks ago and now I am not getting around well. He just bought a new house and I can't even help him move or prepare anything. It's put a huge damper on things and just has me feeling super depressed.
Has anyone experienced this type of cancer? I know so many people have it worse and I am blessed that doctors think my dad will be cured and that it hasn't spread, but it hasn't lessened my fear and anxiety about what he has to go through. I was just hoping that someone can give me a little more hope or make me feel better (if thats possible) about this. The doctor said worst case he may have to have a feeding tube from the radiation if he is having problems getting nutrition from swallowing problems. That just scares me more. I know my dad is strong, but I am really having a huge problem with this. Any positive feedback is really appreciated.
As for those of you that are affected by cancer, no matter what stage, what type, where the location: I will pray for a quick healing for you and hope that those family members (such as me, a wife, another child...) can find some sort of comfort in knowing that you will get through this.