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My dad was diagnosed recently, starts chemo soon

Started : 26.9.2018 by Leigh Ann

It doesn't seem real until someone you love and care about gets sick. My dad for months dealt with the pain and didn't do anything about it because he didn't want to ruin the trip we were going on. He went to the doctor afterwards and they told him he had a mass in one of his testicles. They did surgery to remove it, but the cancer is still there. I just found out what the real diagnosis is and that in the next few days he is going to start chemo. He will be in the hospital for six days, home for 14 days, and then back in the hospital for another round. This is the way things are going to be until Christmas. I don't live with my dad, I only visit on the weekends. I just feel this overwhelming regret of all the types I couldn't come over and lost time with him. I know that his chances of surviving are good, but its the weight of not spending enough time with him before that's crushing me. I don't even know when the next time I'll be able to see him because of his time in the hospital and my school life. I just don't know who to talk to or what to do.

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1 - 4/12/2018 @ 23:41

Hello Leigh Ann! I feel the exact same way as you. My dad had stomach pains for so long and just ignored them as he didn’t want to ruin our holiday and now he has large intestine cancer. I feel extremely guilty for taking him for granted and not spending enough time with him and it’s really soul destroying �� I don’t really know anyone else going through anything similar so if you ever want to talk let me know. I hope all goes well with chemo