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My dads tests results...

He does indeed have lung cancer. It hasn't spread yet, and the doctor seemed optomistic. But my dad said at 87 he didn't want to go through the chemo and anything else. I'm glad I'll be there in six days, because his appointment to see the specialist is while I'm there. We'll find out what to expect next and see what the outlook is. I'm depressed somewhat, but yet know that I've had my dad longer then many people have, so I mustn't complain.

My sister wrote and thinks that my mother has had a slight stroke or something. She's acting very weird. (sigh) I'll take her in while I'm there and we'll find out what's happening. Getting old is not for wusses.

Hugs, Patt

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snycock
Sep. 7th, 2011 01:02 am (UTC)
Aw, Patt, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I hope the meeting with the specialist goes well and that you all get the best outcome possible. And I hope that your mom is okay. I'm sure it must be a big boost for her to have you there.
pattrose
Sep. 7th, 2011 03:31 am (UTC)
They love when I come because I wait on them and don't let them do a thing. They always say it's like some marvelous vacation. I'm going to make the three weeks count.
grey853
Sep. 7th, 2011 01:09 am (UTC)
{{{{{hugs}}}} I'm so sorry, but I have to applaud your dad for being strong and doing what's right for him.

pattrose
Sep. 7th, 2011 03:33 am (UTC)
I agree, Grey. He's a strong old coot. I just don't know what to expect from this news. Lots and lots of questions to be asked by everyone.
caarianna
Sep. 7th, 2011 01:22 am (UTC)
You have a very healthy perspective, though loss of a parent is never easy. My Dad died of lung cancer at the age of 64, twenty-two years ago.

I hope he will remain comfortable and painfree. And I hope your mother will be okay, too. ::hugs::
pattrose
Sep. 7th, 2011 03:35 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry Marilyn. But there again, I'm very lucky that I've had my dad for this many years. I sure can't complain about that. And he's had a really good life. Most of it, anyhow. Many questions to ask the doc when I see him.
janedavitt
Sep. 7th, 2011 02:04 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear this. They and you are in my thoughts ::hugs you::
pattrose
Sep. 7th, 2011 03:36 am (UTC)
Thank you, Jane. I think I'm still in shock. But we'll find everything out in the next three weeks and go from there. I'm so sad.
sara_merry99
Sep. 7th, 2011 02:10 am (UTC)
::hugs:: I'm so sad to hear this, but I'm so glad you're going there and can be there with them soon.

I hope he is comfortable and pain-free and that whatever's up with your mother is easily corrected or dealt with.
pattrose
Sep. 7th, 2011 03:37 am (UTC)
I hope everything works out well too. Mom went years with nothing wrong with her and now she's got congestive heart failure and many other little things. It just took us by surprise. It's awful to see them get old. I'm going to hug them every time I think about it while I'm there.
mab_browne
Sep. 7th, 2011 03:40 am (UTC)
It's a hard time, and I'm afraid that all I can offer are internet hugs.
pattrose
Sep. 7th, 2011 03:41 am (UTC)
It's exactly what I need, Mab. I'm just so sad.
bluewolf458
Sep. 7th, 2011 05:58 am (UTC)
Oh, Patt.

Even when you're sort of psyched up for it that sort of news still hits hard, and all most of us can do is offer you a virtual shoulder to lean on. I just hope the specialist can do something, and that what's wrong with your mother isn't a stroke.
pattrose
Sep. 7th, 2011 06:01 am (UTC)
Thank you for the shoulder, Sheila. I hope both of them will come through this all right. I know that dad won't be all right forever, but I hope we'll have him a couple of years more. He's such a character and I hate the thought of losing him. At the same time, I'm worried about my mom. My sister said she's not herself at all. I'm hoping my three weeks there will help both of them.
tinnean
Sep. 7th, 2011 12:34 pm (UTC)
Hang in there, Patt. You know your flist will be here for you.

And don't forget to take care of yourself while you're caring for them.

*hugs*
pattrose
Sep. 7th, 2011 12:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Tinn. I just had a biopsy on that cyst on my tongue today, so I'm hoping that turns out all right. This family seems to be falling apart. *sigh*
scherwood
Sep. 7th, 2011 05:22 pm (UTC)

*major hugs*
pattrose
Sep. 7th, 2011 09:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I need them. YOu never want to think about losing a parent. But he's had a good life and lots of kids who adore him.
candygram_5000
Sep. 7th, 2011 05:25 pm (UTC)
Oh honey, I'm so sorry *hug tight*. I guess that now it's up to your father, and I will send you all the vibe that I can to help you and your family to bear his decision *hug and hug*
pattrose
Sep. 7th, 2011 09:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I think my dad is going to get through this just fine. He said he's had a good life and can't complain. He's like that. Just a super trooper.
cbtreks
Sep. 8th, 2011 02:34 am (UTC)
I'm sorry about your dad. I know you've had your dad longer than many people has, but I don't think that makes the prospect of losing him easy. *hugs* I hope whatever he decides, his doctors make sure he's comfortable and pain free and can enjoy whatever time he has with his family, long or short. I hope your mom's okay, too. I'll add them to my prayers.
pattrose
Sep. 8th, 2011 03:01 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for the good wishes and prayers. We need them all.
cluesby4
Sep. 8th, 2011 04:22 am (UTC)
Patt, (((((hugs)))) here. Please take care of yourself while you are with your parents. I understand how stressful this is going to be!



pattrose
Sep. 8th, 2011 04:26 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for the hugs. I needed them. I'm looking forward to seeing them.
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stargatesg1971
Sep. 10th, 2011 06:15 pm (UTC)
I'm soo sorry to hear the news about your dad. I hope your meeting goes well with the specialist. Hopefully your mom will be ok. Please keep us updated. ((((HUGS))))
pattrose
Sep. 10th, 2011 07:51 pm (UTC)
On one hand, I'm looking forward to seeing them, on the other, I dread all of the medical knowledge I'm going to have to learn before I leave. I will keep everyone posted.
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