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Stage 3 - Squamous Cell Carcinoma

My father is dying, I'm certain of that now.  Sooner rather than later, we'll arrange the funeral, plan what my mother will do now that he's gone & ache forever for the loss in the family.

We bonded late in life over a place of all things.  My father fell in love with Temagami as much as I did when I first went there many years ago.  We both felt the connection to something greater then ourselves. 

He was never close to me really.  I was always the independent child, off on my own, needing no one.  What he didn't realize is that I wanted the direction he wasn't in a position to give, the guidance he couldn't. 

Now I'm left with what's left over, a few good years and a man taken far to early.

gdgtgrl gdgtgrl 41-45, F 7 Responses Apr 28, 2008

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I have had two squamous cell carcinomas removed from my face and neck in the last three months. The first one appears clean. The other was scraped and cauterized Tuesday. The expectation is that there is the 90% cure. Hope you'd<br />
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My Dad has squamous cell carcinoma on his neck. It was diagnosed 10 months ago. After a round of radiation treatment it looked like a healed over scar about an inch around. In the last three months it has come back and is growing fast enough that I notice a difference when I go to see him once a week. It's about 2 inches around now. He is scheduled to meet with a surgeon at the VA this week. The VA really botched a surgery on my husband three years ago and I am apprehensive. I want him to be cured but I also want him to have the least amount of discomfort. I am not sure what to expect.

İ am so sorry for that.İ found this site for you..<br />
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Take what time you have and get to know your father.<br />
I'm sure he loves you and would love to know he is loved in return. I sure would.

thanks mother, I needed to hear from a friend.

I'm sorry. Bless your father.