posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 04:34 AM
a reply to: Kali74
Good thoughts and prayers for you. Really sorry to hear about this.
My dad who is almost 73 had rectal cancer which metastasized around his bladder (at 68). He had symptoms for years and years and just blamed it on
IBS. Well, it wasn't IBS and despite my mom and I urging him to see a doctor, he wouldn't. He was afraid that if he would go to a doctor, they would
find "something, anything" wrong and mandate an operation. Eventually, his kidneys started to fail and he collapsed. My mom found him and they got
him to the hospital in just enough time to survive it and get diagnosed with very advanced cancer (honestly, I forgot what stage, it was 3 or 4,
though). The doctors gave him a year or less to live - this happened in October 2011. He's still alive now. However, after all the chemo
treatments, he sleeps 16+ hours a day and basically cannot handle inclines or more than 3-4 stairs.
I guess my point is that the doctors gave him less than a year, and here we are 5+ years later and he's alive. We've changed things, like expressing
love now which we never did when I was younger. I still think his time has been cut shorter, but it seems to be more on his terms. About 2 years
into all this, they doctors haven't been able to find any cancer, but he still needs to go in for tests/monitoring every 2-3 months. He's also got
tubes attached to his kidneys and intestines, which sucks for him and makes me feel awful for him. Still, we've had more time with each other and I
hope that for you and your family as well!
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