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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Hard News.

Not a good day.

The news for my dad is much worse than we dreamed. He has pancreatic cancer (with involvement of bile duct). Five tumors in the right lung, penetration of the bone of the spine. Stuff on his liver (most of which are cysts).

Six to twelve months. Has his first radiation appointment (84 years old getting his first tattoo) Thursday. Chemo will only buy him another two months so he probably will skip that part of this dance.

In typical Dad style, 30 minutes after getting the news, he was trying to figure out who could drive him to his Monday night band practice.

Thanks, everyone, for your good wishes. All positive vibes welcome.


Chiloe said...

Oh Debi, I feel so sorry for you and your dad. He seems like such a great man . So sad ... Lots of hugs for you and your family . ♥ ♥ ♥

Minniesitches said...

I'm so sorry to hear your news. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear this.

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

I am sending you all my positive vibes along with my prayers!!!!!!

Felicity said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your father's illness. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Hugs xoxo