My Dad Has a Very Rare Brain Cancer
My dad was diagnosed with a rare brain cancer in Nov/07. He has been undergoing agressive chemo since then and is having a stem cell transplant in a couple of weeks. He and my mom are two of my very best friends and it has been difficult seeing him get weak and sick and ageing so quickly. He is a real trouper, though, and maintains a positive attitude. I don't know what I'll do if he doesn't get better. So far, though, the treatments are working and we are very hopeful he will make a recovery.
Also my maternal grandma was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in May/07 and we lost her in Sept/07. My grandpa (her husband) was diagnosed with mantel cell lymphoma in June/07 and has gone thru chemo. He is holding right now, but we're not sure for how long. He lives 5 hrs away and I talk to him on the phone when I can and get news almost daily from my mom.
Your thoughts and prayers for us are much appreciated. I would like to know: How do you cope? I think I'm coping ok but sometimes I'm not sure.