Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Adding to the misery - Cancer!

Well, for months now I feel like my blog has been on the dismal side and has contained nothing but misery. Not sure why life seems to be in a downward slump right now. Anyhow, to add to the pile of misery I found out today that my Dad has prostate cancer. They don't want to operate on him because of his age and told him that he could live another few years if things go well. I haven't spoken to my Dad directly about any of this. He told my brother, but told him not to tell anyone. Well, fortunately my brother told me, but I certainly can't question my Dad about it. UGH!!! I am truly hoping that there will be some great ray of sunshine (no pun intended) in my life soon. I could really use it.

6 comments:

Alberta ('Berta) said...

J Rae, sorry to hear about your Dad's health challenge...don't give up. A family friend has been living with this for 4 years now. The first year with treatments were the worse because he had no reserve strength, but now he's looking good and back to fishing & golfing!

Take care of yourself!

Katrina said...

I am so sorry about your dad, lots of good thoughts and prayers. Hopefully he will decide to tell you himself. Maybe he just needs a bit of time to absorb things.

Sharon said...

Jinger, I am sorry to hear this. Now, I know there is a treatment you can do without surgery called prostate seeding-where they put some kind of meds into the prostate itself. I don't know if he would qualify for that. Hopefully, he will be able to share it soon and you able to make heads or tails out of it.

I do know people who have had that diagnosis the last 3-4 years though and they are active people. My thoughts are with you. Take care.

Lauren said...

I'm so sorry about your father... you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers!

Stacey said...

My prayers are with you and your family. xo

Lisa said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad, you and your family are in my thoughts.