Oct 01, 2009 - 10:50 pm
My Name is Christina. I lost my Father to Gastric Esophageal Cancer on May 1,2009
My Dad wasn't feeling better over the weekend, so I told my Mom to take him back to the Doctor on Monday. That is what she did and they did the MRI on Moday and scheduled a upper GI on Tuesday. Tuesday April 7th when my Dad went in for the scope that is when they found the cancer in his Esophagis. So, they then proceeded up to his primary doctor for the results of the MRI and that is when they got hit AGAIN. They found a mass on his liver. I will never forget that phone for the rest of my life. My Mom calling to tell me that my Dad had cancer.
I flew home with my 3 boys a week later. And I am so glad that I didn't wait. We got their on April 15th and he was gone on May 1st. I am glad I was there, but it was so hard.
I have spent the last 5 months trying to deal with things on my own. Reading grieving books, writing in a journal, talking to friends and family. But they don't understand. Most of my friends still have both of their parents. They can all be sympathtic, but it isn't the same.
This past Sunday night was when I realized that I can't do this on my own anymore. I cried for 4 hours none stop. So, the next morning is when I called my local American Cancer Society and they told me about this site. Since I joined I feel better. I feel like I can write whatever I want about what happened and what I am feeling and there are people that will understand. So, I feel that it is important for anyone here that has lost a parent to KNOW that we understand and we are here for each other when we know our friends don't really understand.
To those who are still fighting and caretaking...We are here for you too!!!! To all of you...You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. My God watch over you, may his light shine upon you. God Bless to everyone.