Kristi Posted March 12, 2009 Share Posted March 12, 2009 Hi. My name is Kristi and my dear Daddy, John was diagnosed a few weeks ago with Stage III non-small cell lung cancer. He is 69 and has been a smoker since he was a teenager so this wasn't a huge shock to our family but devastating none-the-less. I am so upset over this. I love my Dad soooo much and have so many questions. He has undergone two weeks worth of radiation treatments and the tumors are shrinking. He also has Vena Cava Syndrome which is giving him fits with swelling and breathing issues. I live 500 miles away so I haven't even been able to hug him. I talk to him almost daily though and he is in good spirits although he has mentioned that he knows his odds aren't good. I tell him to FIGHT THIS!!! There is a Cancer Treatment Center of America in Tulsa, very close to where my parents live and I have begged them to check it out but they are sticking with the local cancer doctors for now. I need opionions on CTCA. Does anyone have any knowledge of them, am I right in wanting them to fight this or at Stage III, do you give up that kind of hope? I want a miracle!! I want him to be around for as long as possible!! I feel like I'm the only one wanting them to seek something more. I have this overwhelming sense of urgency in him getting the BEST treatment possible. I also feel this pain in my heart at the thought of losing him. I'm just not ready to lose him. This is the worst rollercoaster I've ever been on. I catch myself crying at any given time. I think about what a wonderful father he was to us growing up. I think about how I don't want him to suffer. It's just so painful. Oh God, why do these things happen to good people? The good news is I'm leaving to go visit my Daddy in two days and can hardly wait. Thank you for reading. I ran across this site while researching my Dad's cancer and such and I'm sure I'll be visiting the other forums along the way. In the meantime I will be praying for that miracle. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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