Spend as much time with your loved ones as possible, always have a positive attitude and strive to meet and exceed goals.
Hi, I'm 27 my dad is 58 and we were told on Friday he has terminal cancer. My dad started feeling poorly in December which he first thought. If your mom, dad, or an adult close to you has cancer, this booklet is for you. Here you can read about what has helped other teens get through this tough time.
Get to know this inspiring man! Your love of your father comes through and it is a beautiful thing…God bless and keep on keeping on….
It means a lot to all of us fighting cancer. I also was diagnosed with Stage IV adenocarcinoma last October.
Not sure why it is working for me, but I please God for the timing of my diagnosis, moving to Houston to work with M. Anderson, and the doctor willing to give immunotherapy a try on me.
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Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment. Even without knowing what the future held, he lived his last 6 months like he has the past 14 years, to its fullest.
This past year was the most I had seen my dad struggle in almost 10 years. However, he never let it get in the way of living his life. While more serious challenges started over the summer with two strokes, we were able to spend the 4th of July together as he made sure everyone at Sloan Kettering knew his room had the best view of the fireworks. In the following months he used an extra-long oxygen cord so he could freely walk around the apartment, and a carrying case so he could do his daily errands, visit friends, attend concerts and Broadway shows, etc.
He packed up more than 20 tanks of oxygen in the back of his car just to have a father-daughter trip this past August. I am grateful for the 27 and a half years I had with my dad. Although the past six months have not been the easiest, I am grateful for the people who have made it easier.
I know my dad would appreciate these moments because thankfully, life has gone on, and will go on.
Thankfully, we can all pass along his spirit and his message today and everyday by appreciating the little things and creating memories with the people we care about. Richard passed away in September after a year battle with lung cancer.
Rachel, I met your father almost exactly 3 years ago when he came to Tucson to give a talk at Ventana Medical Systems. He was 11 years out and had gone through several surgeries, chemotherapy and probably radiation. I had just had a lung removed a couple of months earlier and had taken my first two Xalkori pills he had been on Xalkori for about 4 years by then and I only lasted 3 weeks before my liver objected.