jamie Posted March 18, 2004 Share Posted March 18, 2004 Thank you so much everyone for being so helpful with all of this. My Dad isn't in good spirits, and everytime I bring up anything about LC he gets fusterated, and dosent want to talk about it. As Ive said in other posts, his doctor's aren't being helpful at all as far as giving us more information, and that seems to be fine with Dad, but not for me. The more info. I find out, and the messages I get from you guys make me see that he should be getting more information, and maybe even more attention from his Dr.'s. The problem is that he dosent seem to want anymore info, and truly dosen't seem to care. His additude has changed so much since finding out that he was not a canidate for surgery. It seems that now he feels like he's done for. Ive tried to give him survivor stories, and all he seems to do is find the low points in them... like telling him that someone has survived years with at his stage, and then he says something like "Yea, 6 years of Chemo, that's just what Im looking forward to". Im really at a loss here. He told me today that he was just really depressed and didnt want to talk about it anymore. Is this normal? Im sure it is, I cant imagine being in his shoes, and I cant understand. Ive tried to lead him to this website, and told him all about it, and he says its not for him.... what to do? How long can I let him go with this additude? Its not helping anything, and I feel like so much more could be done. He's only 49 and he says that he cant see prolonging chemo if this round dosent work. I think, he thought surgery was going to be his "cure all" in this. Its only been about 7 weeks since dx, and already I feel like hes giving up. Any advice on how to handle this would be much appreciated, from caregivers, survivors,... anyone. Again thanks a bundle on all the replies, since my Dad wont talk, I feel like I get to vent on here, and it helps me more than you know. Just getting replies to my posts makes me feel great. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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