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24th-Jul-2006 09:17 pm

For those of you who don't know, my dad has cancer in his prostate and in his bones. By the time they discovered it he had been walking around with it for too long, so it can't be cured. If you want more details, look for my entries in the time before Easter this year.

What's new now is that the first treatment, the hormon treatment that was to postpone the cancercells from attacking and actually made him able to lead a pretty normal life, has stopped working. It's pretty sudden, and the doctors weren't expecting it at all. So now they aren't really talking about him lasting for years anymore... The next treatment is chemo, which I know he's not looking forward to. He might start right away, but he might wait a couple of weeks as well. We have a bunch of relatives coming over to stay for a while from Colorado, and if it's not urgent he will probably postpone it so that he can hang with them for a while instead of being at the hospital. I'm flying back to Norway next tuesday for a week, which I was planning to do anyway.

This really changed a lot of things for everyone, and suddenly my head is filled with thoughts and questions about the situation again. I'll be allright, but this is some pretty tough shit.

(oh and, you know what's funny? that post yesterday...i had no idea of this then. he just got his test results today)
24th-Jul-2006 07:22 pm (UTC)

oh honey. i'm sorry.
chemo is painful and frustrating - he's going to need the support of his family more than ever. :-\
wishing you all the best.
24th-Jul-2006 07:43 pm (UTC)
Hey! "painful and frustrating" is exactly the phrase I used, and I didn't even look at your comment before I wrote it! Weird....
24th-Jul-2006 07:42 pm (UTC)
I'm really sorry about your dad... chemo is painful and frustrating. I have a couple of good friends who have gone through it.

Big hugs.
25th-Jul-2006 10:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks :)
24th-Jul-2006 07:43 pm (UTC)

25th-Jul-2006 10:24 pm (UTC)
24th-Jul-2006 08:15 pm (UTC)
my dad had the same cancer,some years ago. but just with prostate. Now he's ok, the surgery operation was good.
I hope that everything is going to be better for you.
Take care,
i miss you man.
25th-Jul-2006 10:31 pm (UTC)
he would have been okay, but it spread to his skeleton before they detected it...
24th-Jul-2006 08:52 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear that.
25th-Jul-2006 10:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah, me too...
24th-Jul-2006 09:17 pm (UTC)

My thoughts are with you.
25th-Jul-2006 10:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks :) *hug*
24th-Jul-2006 09:52 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry sweetie that you have to go through this. Let me know if there is anything that I can do.

Hugs, Rodney
25th-Jul-2006 10:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks Rod, it's really nice to have you around. *hug*
24th-Jul-2006 09:53 pm (UTC)
i love you, Markus! I'll keep your father and you and your whole family in my thoughts.

*snuglges you to bits*
25th-Jul-2006 10:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks Ola :) *snuggles back*
24th-Jul-2006 10:12 pm (UTC)
My close friend's mother had cancer in her ovaries and had them removed, as of late they found out she also has some brain tumors.
My aunt recently underwent surgery for a brain tumor aswell.
I hope for the best, I really really do.
25th-Jul-2006 10:33 pm (UTC)
So do I. Thanks :)
24th-Jul-2006 10:20 pm (UTC)
*hugs you very tight* it's really hard, i don't know what to say because when you say things like "its okay" or "don't worry" you're being totally fake because it's not okay and it is something to be sad about and comments like that make the situation seem like it's not a big deal, when it is; so all I can say is that I'm here for you and I sympathize and I really hope the best for your entire family. I'm so sorry,

ali b

25th-Jul-2006 10:36 pm (UTC)

I'm not being a fake, I'm really not. I know it's hard to understand, but it really is ok. In a not ok way. My best friend when I was younger lost her mother to cancer, and I never really understood that either. But I do now.
24th-Jul-2006 10:24 pm (UTC)
You'll be in my prayers
25th-Jul-2006 10:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I really appreciate it.
25th-Jul-2006 12:39 am (UTC)
My thoughts are with you.
25th-Jul-2006 10:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
25th-Jul-2006 01:34 am (UTC)
25th-Jul-2006 10:37 pm (UTC)
25th-Jul-2006 02:10 am (UTC)
I am so sorry to hear about everything. My neighbor (who I was very close to and basically served as a very close grandmother since mine didn't live close) went through a lot of that, which was very hard. I wish there was something I could say or do that would make it easier, but unfortunately there isn't much. I am thinking about you and your family though.
25th-Jul-2006 10:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks I really appreciate it :)
25th-Jul-2006 04:03 am (UTC)
sorry to hear about your dad

not that me saying that does you any sort of good
25th-Jul-2006 10:40 pm (UTC)
It does though, it's so nice to know people care. Thanks :)
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