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My Idol/Best friend/Dad has passed

anderson5's picture
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Just letting those of you that were kind to answer my questions throughout dad's struggle with Esophageal cancer that he has passed. After a cruel 12 months battle with this terrible disease he left us on the 12th August, 2012. We did remain positive all through his battle and never once thought that he wouldn't beat it, I still find it hard to believe that my beautiful dad has left us and i have my days where i struggle to think past what he suffered in his last 12 months to all the happy, wonderful memories that we shared throughout our lives, he was 58 years old and still very much a strong and healthy man before he was diagnosed, i strongly urge for anyone out there in the same situation to always push for the soonest appointments and dont settle for anything less, thanks again for all of your support throughout this emotional stage in my life

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I am so sorry to hear that your Dad has passed. I know that the last year has been difficult for your Dad and your entire family.

With my deepest condolences,

Paul Adams,
McCormick, South Carolina

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I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My father just got diagnosed and he is 52. He is a stage III and has a couple lymph nosed involved, although he goes in for the PET scan tomorrow which may indicate something different but hopefully not. He has not started treatment, but will start next Tuesday. This has been the hardest thing I have ever had to endure in my life, and I am beyond scared. What's worse is that I can't be with. I just graduated school and work in a different state. With jobs in my career few and far in between, it's just not a good time to jeopardize. However, if it comes down to it, I will be with him in a heartbeat. It kills me to see stories such as yours. I can only imagine what you are going through. What stage was he when he was diagnosed and what was his treatment path? Unfortunately, I hear by the time a lot of people are diagnosed, it is too late. This disease is brutal and so scary. It's just not fair. You and my family are in my thoughts and prayers.


anderson5's picture
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Thanks Alison,
Dad was stage 3, he had the chemo and radiation 5 weeks straight and then they operated, The surgeon told him he got it all and that there was a 3% chance of it coming back, we were over the moon, dad never recovered from his op and we thought it was all part of the process of recovery, before we knew it they were telling us it was in his blood and he only had a couple of months to live, we were shattered, his chemo had shrunk his tumour over 90%, still finding it hard to believe that all this had happened in such a short amount of time, i truly hope everything works out for your dad, it's a terrible thing for anyone to have to go through, best of luck, also i lived 6 hours from dad and i have 5 kids but i travelled back and forth to help him, mum and my sisters with his treatment and to be there for him, i am so glad now that i made that effort and done what i could as i have no regrets, time is precious.

Also Alison, dont let all the sad stories get you down, read all the positive ones and keep positive, there is always hope, that's what i did when i came on this site before we knew dad was dyeing, we NEVER gave up!

sandy1943's picture
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So sorry your dad has lost the battle. Praying for God's commfort for you and family.

Ginny_B's picture
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Joined: Sep 2011

I know your pain and I'm sorry for your loss.

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