I would like to say how amazed I am, how strong everyone on this site is. You are all inspirational.
My Dad was diagnosed in March 2011, with lung and brain cancer. A man who has worked his butt off all his life to give his kids everything that they could ever wish for, and should be enjoying retirement. Unfortunately that is not the case. Dad was told that he would have 3 to 6 months. Devastating and gut wrenching don't even come close to explaining how I felt. But thankfully he is still with us today. However the chemo and radiation has now stopped, because the Doctors have said that their is nothing more than can do except for make him as comfortable as possible.
Dad has always been my strength and wisdom, and the person I always turned to.
My Mum is Superwoman! Not much else I can say bout Mum, other than she is the most beautiful woman.
The love that I see between my Mum and Dad is just absolutely beautiful. They have been married for 45 years in September and still hold hands whilst watching TV, or when Dad could still walk, would hold hands walking down the street.
I am not close with my brother and sister.
My fiancee and my 2 beautiful kids have been wonderful throughout the past 16 months.
No matter how much pain Dad is in, he always has a smile on his face, and I think this is because he doesn't want to cause us any extra pain.
One of the hardest parts for me is that my fiancee and I have just set a wedding date, and Mum and I agreed that we would not tell Dad because we don't want to upset him, as he is not expected to be with us at that time. That is hard when you are "Daddy's little girl".
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.