My Amazing Daddy

by Elyssa
(New Jersey)

Hello, I'm Elyssa. My father has been battling prostate cancer (stage 4) for 5 years. At first, he just needed chemotherapy. He lost his hair and life goes on. Then, he gets worse and needs more chemotherapy more often, and more treatments. He needed surgery in order to take his prostate out.

In March 2009, that's when things got terrible. He has a tumor near his liver, a tumor on his upper spine, and countless others. He had to be on heavy pain medication. We would take him to the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Philly almost every week. He would stay from about a week to a month. Once he was free, 2 weeks later he would come back.

I really didn't have any memory of him healthy and fit because he had cancer since I was 6. This is tough to say but... November 7, 2009, he passed away. His family by his bedside screaming for him not to go. His soul being tormented, trying to leave the body into heaven but forced to stay because of the situation.

By this time, he had severe double pnemonia. We watched him suffer every day on his oxygen mask until that day. I prayed his soul would reach heaven. He had died 2 times acually, came back to life and died again.

I will never forget you Daddy. Going through this has been tough. Some days I have good days and other days I want to lay on the floor, crawl up in a ball and die. I am only 11 and this is very tough. Right now, I am in my 3rd stage, or pain and guilt stage.

R.I.P

Orlando

November 7, 2009 3:05

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May 05, 2010
Our brave dads
by: helen and family

Our brave dads, i lost my dad to advanced prostate cancer last July, 2 days before i gave birth to his second grandaughter. I feel very numb, shocked and cheated, he was only 64. Our dads are out of the horrendous pain of this cancer but for the families it leaves broken hearts for the love we share for our beautiful dads.

Love and miss them forever

Nov 24, 2009
TO ELYSSA IN NEW JERSEY
by: ANN

MY DEAR CHILD, YOUR LETTER BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYES. I'M SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS AND THE PAIN YOU'VE HAD TO ENDURE. I WISH NO CHILD WOULD EVER HAVE TO SUFFER THIS AGONY AGAIN. I CAN'T TAKE AWAY THE MEMORY OF WHAT YOU'VE BEEN THROUGH. I WOULD IF I COULD.

BUT PLEASE KNOW THAT I UNDERSTAND TO A CERTAIN POINT. MY DAD ALSO PASSED AWAY WITH PROSTATE CANCER. AND IT HURT VERY MUCH, EVEN THOUGH I WAS GROWN UP. I COULDN'T HELP HIM EITHER.

BUT WE HAVE TO HEAL IN TIME, AND THE TERRIBLE MEMORIES WILL FADE SOME WITH FAITH AND THE SWEET LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING OF GOD. IT MUST BE SO HARD FOR YOU TO UNDERSTAND, BECAUSE YOU'RE JUST A LITTLE CHILD. YOUR DAD ISN'T SUFFERING ANYMORE. HE'S AT PEACE. ISN'T THAT GOOD TO THINK ABOUT, THAT HE'S OKAY NOW.

I WILL PRAY FOR YOU, MY DEAR ONE, AND GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU SAFE.

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