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I never realized how cruel cancer is...

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by AndreDanican, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. AndreDanican

    AndreDanican Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

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    Feb 5, 2014
    Montreal
    ...until my Dad died this past weekend. He had pancreatic Cancer, diagnosed in February of 2016. He had a Whipple surgery, chemo, the works. He seemed to be on a good path but that disease is sneaky and cruel. The last six months have been horrible. What little was left of him at the end is breaking my heart. It's like the chem lab in his body had gone crazy and was all out of whack. It's hard to say even what it was exactly that killed him. He was having fluid in his lungs, all kinds of messed up things that had no clear source. I will miss him. No more talking about the lousy NY Mets. There has to be a cure for this disease out there on the horizon. I know I'm going to contribute what I can to helping someone find it.
     

  2. mnutz

    mnutz Tele-Holic

    I'm sorry for your loss.
     

  3. jannodude

    jannodude Tele-Meister

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    Aug 10, 2016
    SF Bay Area/California
    Sorry to hear your loss, I recently loss an uncle to cancer as well..evil stuff.
     

  4. TeleFunk Man

    TeleFunk Man Tele-Holic

    Sorry to hear about your loss. Sounds like your Dad went through the worst possible scenario.

    I lost my mom to cancer back in the late 90s. It's a brutal, horrible disease. I hope there's a cure for it during my lifetime.
     
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  5. troy2003

    troy2003 Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 30, 2010
    Central Minnesota
    Very sorry for your loss
     

  6. otterhound

    otterhound Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 14, 2008
    Manheim Pa.
    My sympathies . Sometimes death can be a sweet kiss when it comes . There is no more pain for your dad . May you find some peace with yours .
     

  7. dkmw

    dkmw Tele-Afflicted Ad Free + Supporter

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    Mar 30, 2016
    Florida USA
    I lost my mom to that stuff - two and a half months from diagnosis to horrible end.

    Take comfort that your dad is no longer suffering. Celebrate his life with family and friends.
     
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  8. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Nov 15, 2009
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  9. jvin248

    jvin248 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 18, 2014
    Near Detroit, MI
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    Sorry for your loss.

    My father went through that same path except declined the whipple, pancreatic cancer is aggressive and there is little that can delay it.

    Remember the good times.
    Often in the little moments those bits of time you spent together will flood back in like the light through a stained glass window.

    .
     

  10. Glass Onion

    Glass Onion Tele-Meister

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    Sep 19, 2016
    Brandon, MS
    Cancer is a *****.

    Dont
    Think about those last months think
    About all. And I mean all the years
    And times before.

    Cancers power lives in making us focus on the pain. F cancer.

    Prayersand mojo all the way
     
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  11. ndcaster

    ndcaster Friend of Leo's

    Nov 14, 2013
    Indiana
    sometimes it just sucks

    this, from a Christian

    I'll probably be there, eventually, we all might, and we feel for you
     
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  12. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 24, 2014
    PNW
    My condolences to you and your family.

    I hated it, and the years spent in chemo and radiation.
     

  13. KyAnne

    KyAnne Tele-Holic

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    Oct 8, 2011
    Swamps of Louisiana
    Cancer is EVIL. Lost my wife 3 years ago June. Started in tongue (twice), moved to lung, lymph node, then brain, then spinal cord. This took several years and many treatments of all types. It was virulent and nasty. I'm sorry for your loss. And I have empathy and sorrow to all that have had to witness this. It's not for the faint of heart.
     
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  14. Fender427

    Fender427 TDPRI Member

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    Oct 1, 2015
    Northeast
    Very sorry for your loss.
    **** Cancer!
     
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  15. BadMojo

    BadMojo Tele-Meister

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    Sep 17, 2017
    Maryland
    Sorry to hear you had to endure that.

    I watched my father die of lung cancer. I don't think I will ever get over seeing that. I was there to close his eyes. The disease is pure evil. He looked like a holocaust victim before he died. The fluid in the lungs was difficult to cope with. They suffer horribly.


    We are here for you bro.
     
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  16. Chatnoir

    Chatnoir Tele-Meister

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    Sep 5, 2016
    Peabody, MA
    My sympathy; I almost lost my mother twice - Christmas and Easter no less, and only recently buried my uncle, who lost a long sad battle to colon cancer. Prayers to you and your family at this difficult time.

    Laura
     
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  17. teletimetx

    teletimetx Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 25, 2011
    Houston, TX
    So sorry for your loss.
     

  18. chezdeluxe

    chezdeluxe Poster Extraordinaire

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    Dec 29, 2007
    Brisbane Australia
    Sorry friend.

    My wife died from pancreatic cancer in October 2015 after a diagnosis in July 2012.

    Very few people survive that disease. We thought we might be lucky after The Whipple Procedure and follow up chemo but the cancer returned in May 2014 and Helen died 17 months later. The chemo treatments could only do so much to prolong her life.
     

  19. Allen Peterson

    Allen Peterson Tele-Meister

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    Sep 15, 2016
    Katy, Texas
    Sorry to hear this. Sounds like he put up a good fight.
     

  20. boredguy6060

    boredguy6060 Friend of Leo's

    Mar 28, 2012
    Sou Cal
    Sorry for your loss,
    I have lost many friends and family to cancer, it is never easy.
     

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