Topic: My Dad passed away on May 20, 2009
On May 20, 2009 my Dad passed away at the age of 70. I am still in disbelief and cannot believe he is gone. He was diagnosed with this terrible disease on August 8, 2008, 1 day before his 70th birthday. Now, 9 months and 12 days later he is gone. My sister and I took him to the Mayo Clinic in hopes "they" could do something. After a failed attempt at a liver resection it was suggested he try chemo. In December 2008 he started his treatments, Gemzar for 3 months. After the CT scan showed no growth or no shrinking of the tumors, the oncologist suggested radiation and 5FU. After 6 weeks of that Dad was experiencing vomiting and a lot of pain in his abdomen. He was admitted to the hospital on May 16, 2009 with a large amount of fliud build up in his abdomen. On May 18th the doctors suggested we contact Hospice as there was nothing more the doctors could do for Dad. We had him transfered to HospiceCare on Tuesday, May 19th and he died 1 day later on May 20th. I am devastated and am not sure how to cope or what to do next. My two greatest fears in life have always been, losing my Dad and being alone. Now one has come true. If anyone has any advise on how to cope with a loss of a loved one, a father and friend please share. I am scared!
Bless all the people affected with this dreaded disease, the caregivers, the family and friends.