My dad has been diagnosed with Anoplastic carcinoma thyroid cancer. Its a very rare cancer and has little to no treatment.
I talked to him tonight and the bad part about it is I know, my mom knows, my 2 sisters know, but he doesn't find out until tomorrow.
Tomorrow my dad has to go to a doctor who is going to tell him that he has about 3-6 months to live.
I didn't think it was right for him not to know, but he had a heart attack last year and my mom is afraid that he may have another when he gets the news so wants to be at the doctors office when he finds out. Talking to him on the phone tonight and not losing it may have been one of the hardest things I've ever had to do.
My grandparents on my dads side lived to 95 (grandpa) and just six months shy of 100 (grandma). So I never really saw anything like this coming on. He'll be 78 in Oct. so its just kind of one of those things where you think you still have so much time left.
I just keep flashing back on memories and breaking down. All day long I've thought about going to Ross Cinema in Evansville, IN with him to see ROTJ when it came out. I was 8.
I would greatly appreciate anybody's thoughts and prayers for him. Anything to put some positive energy out there and make it easier in any way, shape, or form.
AND PLEASE! Never take one moment for granted. You never know when the last moment will be.
Thank you everybody.