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Please pray for my Dad

My dad has been battling cancer for a few years now. We've beaten it three times already but then it shows up somewhere else. Currently, his colon cancer metastasized to his lungs and liver. When my Dad came to visit for Thanksgiving, he sat my brother and i down and explained that if the cancer doesn't respond to treatment, they plan on taking him off all medications. My step-mom warned us that this might be the last time we would see him alive.

Well, last night I called him and he told me that there's been a change in his status. The cancer hasn't responded to the chemo in 6 months, so they are taking him off and trying radiation in a last ditch effort.

At this point, I'm not even sure what i want. I absolutely want the cancer to disappear and I want him to live for at least 20 more years, but i doubt that is realistic.

Im not ready to say goodbye. And this lesson is one i don't want to learn.

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So sorry you and your family are going through this. You will all be in my thoughts.
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So sorry to read of this, our thoughts are with you at this tough time



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It's so hard to lose someone like this. I'm so sorry for your pain.
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So sorry, i know what your talking about, my husband has stage 4 cancer,it also has spread, two different types of chemo,it did not help.

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Thanks everyone! I feel so helpless and small right now.

I wish i could take care of him, but realistically, that would drive him crazy and I'm too far away.

Reality sucks big time.


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I'm so very sorry, I will be praying for your family! I went through this with my dad so I understand that helpless feeling in the pit of your stomach.
All you can do is love him and be his strength. I knew the end was near for my dad but still that didn't stop the total devastation that I felt. It's been 7 years and I still feel that way.
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It is very, very hard to be a grown up. I am so very sorry for the pain you are in. I wish there was something to say to make this easier, some magic words to buy you more time with your dad. Please know that I am praying for your strength and miracles for your dad.


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