Lost my Father to cancer
(Farmington Hills, Mi)
I lost my Dad and best friend to Cancer this past month. My dad was a friend and hero to many, he was a positive spirited human who was talked highly of preceding and after his death. He first found he had cancer in 2011, January, I will never forget that phone call. He had a couple of drinks to numb the pain I think, a gin and tonic. I was on a walk by myself and he told how he had discovered the lump, and that they tested, and indeed it was cancer. They wanted to start radiation immediately. My dad was a marine so he was treated at the VA. Never once complained, heck I think he was more positive through cancer than most people are with the most gifted of lives..He went into remission that fall. The following spring he fell down in the middle of the night and was rushed to the hospital. The Neuro-surgeons discovered Multi-forme Glioblastoma (Multiple brain tumor) and other tumors littering his body. The cancer had come back and took him rapidly. They gave him three months, and he passed within 3. He went from happy and joking/walking, to bed rest on morphine with hospice, which took his spirit and soul away.... The past year has been excruciating, and even more so for him. I will miss you forever Dad, until we meet again someday. It is lonely here without you. Love you.