Two weeks ago, my aunty was diagnosed with...well I'm not even sure. The doctors say it developed from a melanoma she had removed years ago. She has 4 tumours in her head, and masses throughout her body. They won't give her a time or anything, just that they won't operate. This week, Tuesday, I was checked for any return of my bladder cancer - there was nothing there, which I am so thankful for. Because of the rise in cancer rates in my family over the last few months, my dad decided to request a chest CT because he was having similar symptoms to his twin (my aunty) and wanted to make sure he was being paranoid. My dad has lung cancer. I cannot believe this. Now, again, my family is in meltdown all over again. My dad is the strength of this family, and it is killing me to see him so terrified. I researched all kind of cancers when I was diagnosed, and checking symptoms, and trying to convince myself I had nothing else wrong with me. I know the survival rates of lung cancer is the poorest in the world. How the hell are we supposed to go through this? My life has just turned into an utter nightmare -again- overnight.
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Occasional Contributor
I am so sorry my love some times you get so much at once you wonder if it will ever end. thank god your scan was clear now you will have to deal with the others there is plenty of people that have got through lung cancer so dad could be one of the lucky ones just pray he is big hugs marshie
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Super Contributor
This just sucks so bad. I wish I could say something to help, but I'm just sending big, supportive hugs over the internet. Emily
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Occasional Visitor
Thank you for your support - it's good to be able to vent the negativity. I know I need to be as positive as I can here with my family, but I still have this outlet to whine about the unfairness of it.
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Thanks Emily. I find the occasional blog on here with people that know what I'm going through but aren't personally affected by my family helps. I try to stay positive with my family - but I still need this outlet to let out the angst.
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Cancer Council NSW
......and you know what Nicole, its certainly not whining. Its all about downloading and expressing yourself with us on blogs like this, so you can then draw on your inner strength to be face to face with your family. ....So sorry to hear about what you are going through. Be kind to yourself and let us know if there is anything we can help you with. Take care Annie
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