Oct 11, 2013 - 9:56 pm
I'm brand new to this as a discussion board member. For years I've been involved as a volunteer and I guess never thought I would be typing this. 10 days ago our lives were turned upside down. My Dad was having some stomach problems so decided to have a colonoscopy. They found a tumor and when they did the CT scan found tumors on his liver. He had surgery yesterday to remove the tumor from his colon and it was successful. They did confirm that there are rumors on his liver. They want to do chemo to try and shrink them before they approach surgery there.
I wasn't there when the dr came out to talk to my Mom and sister. They tend to get emotionally worked up and I'm so conflicted now. They said the dr said after my Mom was pushing that he said 2 years max if he responds well to chemo and that surgery for the liver isn't an option. When the dr talked to my Dad today he sounded so much more optimistic and said it was a long hard road but he can fight this and they will approach surgery for his liver after the chemo. My Dad is incredibly healthy otherwise. He's had asthma since he was a child. He's 63, travels all over the world for business, and is fit and active.
I have to think there is hope and there are people out there who have survived this. My Dad, my family, and my fiancé are my everything. My baby sister is getting married in 9 months and I'm getting married in 14 months. All I want is for my Dad to be there. My sister asked if I am moving my wedding up but I have to think there is hope and we're not giving up living!! Please help me with this hope! Tell me your positive experiences.