ruminations... - hilary

Other Care Associated with Pancreatic Cancer. Posted on July 26, 2012 View this journey (17 Experiences)

Ruminations... Dad comes back to Mayo next week for scans/bloodwork. This will be his 2nd check post-treatment (surgery/rad/chemo). In the meantime, his cousin was diagnosed with cancer everywhere (3 weeks after horseback riding!) and a girlfriend of mine, too (she had scans today to see if it metastasized). Seems we can't escape it... I did some research for my girlfriend to help the figure out how to tell their little girl. One thing stuck out: the more you talk about cancer, the faster it loses its mystifying power. We've avoided the 'c' word in my home... though my 12 year old has clearly figured it out (overheard him telling a friend his "granddad has like 5 kinds of cancers." Friend asks, "wow! is he going to alright?" Son's response, "yeah, he'll be fine.") I'm thinking we need to not only talk more casually about cancer ... but also adopt the hope children have. The Drs will make it all right. Crying now ... crying later... I *TRY* to save it for later and enjoy today.

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    Kato12

    I find that the very best place to cry is in the shower.

    about 7 years ago
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    Kato12

    God Bless you for being such a devoted daughter. I am sure that your dad appreciates all that you do for him and it sure sounds like you do a lot.

    about 7 years ago
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    Kato12

    Also thank you for posting his journey, it helps to know how other people do with this big surgery, I have always been very active, raised on a farm we still have cattle , chickens and my 4 precious dogs. I have raised a garden and done a lot of home canning our home grown veggies but this year I did not have the energy to plant a single seed. I pray that next year will be so much better.

    about 7 years ago

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