My Amazing Daddy
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.
November 7, 2009 3:05