Cancer has struck my family once again

My dad found out this week that he has stage IV prostate cancer that has metastasized to his bones. I am terrified for him. Treatment options are limited we've been told. The saddest part is that he found out on his birthday this week. My family really needs some prayers.

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I am so very very sorry, you certainly have my prayers.

Ann

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Oh, my dear, you have hadl more than your share already. There's a lot more money spent on Prostates, an dI hope there's a treatment that might prove helpful, for your dad. Peace and blessings.

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Dear WarriorLori,
I am sorry to read of your father's diagnosis. This must be very stressful for you. I have gone through this. My father and I were perfectly healthy when my mom had a serious stroke. A few years later we were both diagnosed with cancer 1 week apart; me with breast cancer and him with kidney cancer. I would seriously reccommend that you get lots of help, of all kinds. You probably know how hard stress can be on the body and yet you want to be there for your dad. I thought I was handling everything fine, but looking back, I wish I had pampered myself a bit more and maybe had some counseling or group support.

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sending my thoughts and prayers to you and your family

Stay Strong and Fight Hard

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There are no words to describe how awful your news is. It just sucks. I don't know much about stage IV prostate cancer, but I hope that whatever limited treatment options they say there are out there work to help your Dad. And remember there are always 2nd opinions in terms of treatment.

Sending prayers and hugs your way.

Michy

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really very bad ..........
but have strength to fight with this against all odds
harit

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Oh, dear Lori....the only thing I might add is that you look in to some clinical trials for prostate cancer. In what part of the country are you? I would look at M.C. Anderson or some of the big teaching hospitals like that. In the meanwhile, your father, you and your loved ones are in my prayers.
Blessings,
Jane

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a warm hug, lots of good wishes and support to you. All the others before me have said it all what I would say. Let me/ the forum all know how we can be of help. We will definitely offer comfort by listening to you and responding. Regards

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So sorry. Hope the treatments available will help. I agree clinical trials or M.D. Anderson in Houston which is one of best cancer centers anywhere.

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I'm so sorry. A second opinion from a Comprehensive Cancer Center sounds like a good move. MSKCC or MDA are excellent centers. Having both prostate and ovarian cancers (breast cancer too) in a family, especially at an early age, can be a sign of hereditary cancer. You may want to talk to a genetic counselor to see if testing makes sense. Best wishes.

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Blessings to you and your family. Best wishes re treatment options for your father.
Carla60

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Don't know what to say that would be helpful except that we are thinking of you and your family and what you are going through. All the very best - hoping for practical solutions as well as abundant hugs whenever you need them.

Don't be angry with me about this suggestion - but get out loads of comedies to watch together. It is so exhausting holding hands and crying all the time and it will be good for you all to have a smile, a distraction.

Love
Jenny

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(((Lori))) May God give you and your family the strength that only He can give. Father I lift this family to You and thank You that no matter what is seen or felt, You will meet this families every need. In Jesus Name.Amen.

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It totally sucks that cancer can be so symtomless until it reaches critical later stages. May your family have strength to deal with this, and remember there is always hope.

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I am so sorry that your father had to get this horrible news on his birthday. Cancer doesn't seem to care how or when it strikes. I want the best for you and your dad.

Bob

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What a beautiful prayer.KLeeR

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I was responding to RB Patricia's prayer and my comment didn't go underneath her prayer. I hope it doesn't cause a misunderstanding. I am thinking about you and praying for you, also. My father's 1st diagnosis was terminal kidney cancer just before Father's Day by a day or so. I can remember all of us standing around with our balloons and gifts, trying to be happy for his sake, but really wanting to cry. Like I mentioned above, do all you can to get help medically and emotionally as well as around the house. The stress can make you ill. I understand about finances, but sometimes there are places that can assist in various ways through volunteer agencies, government, etc. Blessings on you and your family.-KLeeR

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