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Terrible News

rebecca
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Terrible News

Post by rebecca » Thu October 20th, 2011, 12:58 am

I know that I am new to this forum, but I hope you don't mind me sharing this. Yesterday I received terrible news from the doctors treating my father, I was informed over the phone that he has terminal cancer :( . The cancer is in his liver and pancreas and unfortunately there are also complications in that Dad also has blood clots in his lungs and legs and is on blood thinning medications. The doctors want to do a biopsy but they can't while he remains on blood thinners...So they will wait and do a biopsy on his liver hopefully next week.

I asked if Dad would be able to spend Christmas with us, but the doctor couldn't guarantee anything, but he did say that Dads cancer is aggresive....As you can imagine I have had very little sleep and so I hope to use this forum as an escape and if I don't post for a while you will know why.

Please keep my family in your thoughts

Bec :)

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Post by Misfit » Thu October 20th, 2011, 1:09 am

**hugs**

There is no right thing to say with news like this, but know we'll be keeping you in our thoughts. I've dealt with a terminally ill parent and I know it's not easy.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu October 20th, 2011, 1:56 am

Oh Rebecca I'm so sorry to hear this! My father died of multiple cancers a few years ago and I know how you must be feeling! Big hugs and white thoughts for you and your family!

SM
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu October 20th, 2011, 4:14 am

So sorry to hear about your father, Rebecca. I will keep your family in my prayers.

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Post by Madeleine » Thu October 20th, 2011, 8:56 am

So sorry to hear your news Rebecca.
Currently reading "The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper & "A Christmas Railway Mystery" by Edward Marston

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Post by Vanessa » Thu October 20th, 2011, 9:02 am

Sorry to hear about your dad, Rebecca. It must be awful for the whole family. I very much hope you are able to spend Christmas with him. Thinking of you.
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Thu October 20th, 2011, 10:11 am

Sorry to hear this news, Rebecca. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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Post by LoobyG » Thu October 20th, 2011, 10:21 am

So sorry to hear this Rebecca, there are no words to describe how you must be feeling right now. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers x

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Post by boswellbaxter » Thu October 20th, 2011, 12:44 pm

I'm very sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with you!
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Post by Brenna » Thu October 20th, 2011, 1:45 pm

I'm so very sorry! You and your family will certainly be in my thoughts and prayers.
Brenna

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