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Breaking News: Cancer

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by , 11-11-2008 at 07:03 PM
[FONT=Garamond][SIZE=4]I have no knowledge of cancer. I know that there are different types, but that's all I know. I don't understand the different stages within each, either. I think cancer is also a scary thing, and it's not something to just brush off.

Last year, my boyfriend's dad was diagnosed with lung cancer. He passed away last November; his one year is on this November 29th. I went through a tough time, nowhere near as tough as my boyfriend, but it was still hard to get by.

Today I found out that my grandpa has stomach cancer. I am completely scared. Even though the doctors caught it early on and even though he will be undergoing surgery, I can't feel at ease. I need to cry it out. I need to just let my emotions run.

I don't know when he's having surgery. I don't know if I should go visit him and my grandma at all between now and the TBA surgery. I don't know if I want to know anything else.

I just don't know. My heart aches, my eyes are swollen, my body hurts.....

I am praying for my grandpa, that he will have a successful surgery. I'm praying that even through this time, my family and I will be strong.
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Updated 11-12-2008 at 08:11 AM by hyperlitehunny

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  1. Mac Daddy's Avatar
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    Hyperlitebunny - Hang in there. Catching cancer early is a very good thing and something to be grateful for. I can certainly identify with the whole scary aspect of it as I've lost three family members to cancer. I think you'll find some great support in the Walt's Warriors club here on Micechat. You might need to be a gold member to have access to it...I can't remember at the moment, but there's a great group of people in there who are all dealing with cancer. Hang in there...I have a feeling your grandpa is going to pull through this just fine.
  2. hyperlitehunny's Avatar
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    Thank you, Mac Daddy. I appreciate your support immensely!
  3. orbitalpunk's Avatar
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    It was my mom's 1st anniversary of her passing due to cancer 1 week ago so I understand how you must feel and what your going thru. My wishes go out to you and your family.
  4. hyperlitehunny's Avatar
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    Thank you for your support and wishes, orbitalpunk. This month is very hard for me, as well as my boyfriend.
  5. knittingknerd's Avatar
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    Good thoughts sent your way.

    Maybe get as much info as you can on stomach cancer that way you know signs and symptoms, stages, what happens post, etc. I find when something big and scary happens knowing what's going on helps a lot (google it, and scary pictures may or may not help. Oh and if you see any nursing or doctor site with "want to see something cool?" that typically means gorey and bloody. Medical people, me included, are freaks that way. Cool= bad you don't want to see it.). Get info. Know your stuff. It helps.
  6. pratt55's Avatar
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    Go visit your grandpa, you can never spend enough time with them with or without cancer and right now they could probably use a little granddaughter lovin.
  7. dsnylndmom's Avatar
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    Pratt's right, you can never spend enough time with your grandparents, cancer or not. It will be good for you and him

    Defintely join Walt's Warrior's. I joined when my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer a few mnths ago, the club is a great group of people
  8. CupcakeTerror's Avatar
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    It's great that the doctors caught it in the early stages! Hopefully the docs will find it all and help your grandpa get better.

    If you can be there for your Grandpa you can be sure he will appreciate the support. I watched my Grandpa go through it and he opted out of surgery... while it was very difficult and sad, we were all there for him. That time holds some of the most bittersweet moments of my life. Being there through the rough spots will not only show how much you care but will also help you grow as a person.

    Hugs to you.
  9. MsSarah's Avatar
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    I'm so terribly sorry, cancer runs in my family and I know what you are going through. My aunt, uncle and grandparents have suffered through cancer and it was so tough to watch them. Take care and visit your family - you need eachother now more than ever.