Mycatsknow Posted January 16, 2012 Share Posted January 16, 2012 Hi everyone! I'm here because, even though my dad was diagnosed with lung cancer around November, I was able to meet with my dad's doctors for the first time last Monday. I had to be there when the doctors told my dad that his cancer is not curable, that he will be under treatment forever. I had to see heartbreak in his eyes, and, since my mom doesn't speak English, I had to explain everything to my mom, in front of my dad. Curiosity took a hold of me.. so I searched Stage IV NSCLC online. The results kept me in bed for the entire past week. I'm tired of being mopey about this, I feel it is time to confront what is going on, and put my best face to help my dad. And that's why I am here A little background about myself and my dad. I'm 22 years old, just graduated from college in December. I'm in the process of moving back into my parents house so I can be closer to support emotionally through this. I feel lost, because all the plans I had for my future have been put on hold. My dad is 60 years old. His cancer has spread to his lymph nodes and there're spots in his ribs and a mass in the tissue around his colon... at least that's what I think. My dad has been very secretive and quiet about his situation. He starts chemo on Tuesday. I feel lost, scared.. I want to isolate myself but be surrounded by people at the same time. I want to be there for my mom, but I don't feel I'm strong enough. My dad has also denied the help of a translator, which leads me to believe he doesn't want my mother to fully understand his situation. This puts me in an awkward spot. I want my daddy to be ok. I also would like to know what to expect to see now that he starts chemo... So many questions! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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