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
5 Responses Apr 28, 2008

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.