GardenLady Posted December 20, 2008 Share Posted December 20, 2008 Hi! Although I've known about Lungevity for months, I finally realized there's a message board on here. And, I think I need to finally admit that I need some support. My Dad is 58 and has SCLC. I'm 30 and haven't had to deal with anyone with a serious illness before this. My grandparents had all passed away long before I was born, except for my mom's mother, who's still with us and pretty on-top-of-it, at 87. My biggest problem is that I'm 800+ miles away from my Mom and Dad, and as the fates would have it, we had just moved away from them only about 9 months before his diagnosis in April 2008. So, needless to say, I feel somewhat helpless, and because I'm not there everyday (like Mom) or every week (like my sister), I am in a certain state of denial. I am always the optimist, when it comes to the bigger picture, and I might even say that, in the past, I have ignored things (like a best friend's parents' divorce) b/c I didn't want them to be true. So, I'm looking to acquire the wisdom of all of you that are dealing/have dealt with a loved one with LC. In my mind, Dad will be one of the 16% that are 5+ year survivors and I hope that I am right. But, I know that I have to face the reality of the situation, as well. Thanks, in advance, for all of your help! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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