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Nov 20, 2015 - 13 comments

So it's been awhile since I've done an update on my FIL. I haven't been on much lately cause it feel like I've got so much going on.

So anyway, dad has done 2 full weeks of radiation. Originally we thought he was just doing it twice a week for 6 weeks. The cancer must be more aggressive then was originally thought because he has been doing it EVERY day (mon-fri) since he started. And doing it for 6 weeks. So instead of doing 12 treatments, he's doing 30.

He's decided that he doesn't wanna do it anymore. His thinking is why bother? It's not helping. But mom is telling him to continue with it.

Honestly I don't know how I'd be if I were in the same situation.

As far as the nerve damage in the face, the surgery didn't fix anything. He can't talk very well now cause that side of his face doesn't move.

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by spider6, Nov 20, 2015
So sorry shanny, prayers honey!

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by hansen20, Nov 20, 2015
I'm so sorry sweetie :'(.  That's very heartbreaking.  I'm keeping you and your family in my prayers.  I hope he changes his mind.  Sending you lots of hugs your way!

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by melimeli, Nov 20, 2015
I am so sorry.  It is so hard.  I pray for you guys!

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by Shannon79, Nov 20, 2015
Thank you ladies.

I think he will continue it cause mom is asking him too. Hoping that he does anyway

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by TTC2006, Nov 20, 2015
I'm sorry to hear he has to go through so much on top of what he's already been through.  Is he taking any anti depressants?  I imagine he'd be very depressed over everything.

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by Des_a_rae, Nov 20, 2015
Oh Shannon I'm so terribly sorry.  It's a very hard situation to put yourself in.  I honestly don't know what I'd do either.  I do pray for whatever he chooses.  Thinking of you all.  

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by Belle313, Nov 20, 2015
I was hoping to hear of even the smallest bit of improvement since he has endured so much already. My heart goes out to your FIL and entire family. I don't know what I would do in his situation either.  I do know that it will help him to try and be as positive as he possibly can. Maybe a social worker or nurse case manager can help arrange some therapy or something to help him have a better outlook no matter what his wishes are in regards to continuing or discontinuing treatment. Maybe lil P having issues at the babysitter and you being busy with school and all is a blessing in disguise. It's keeping your mind from dwelling on such a heartbreaking situation. Know you are loved and prayed for everyday here.

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by mandaszoo, Nov 20, 2015
Cant say a single thing to make you feel better. Just know I am here thinking of you all xx

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by meegWpaw, Nov 20, 2015
i'm sorry Shannon that sounds horrible for him and you and everyone.  my love and prayers go out to you and yours.

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by cheekyhalfs, Nov 25, 2015
Thinking of you Shannon, what a stressful worrying time.

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by Shannon79, Nov 26, 2015
Thank you everyone.

Nothing new to update this time. What a time to be going through this...so close to Christmas.

Then we find out about a week or so ago that a guy my husband worked with (he's retired now) has cancer and has been given 6 months to live tops. And it's too bad cause he is a really nice guy. So tonight they're having a BBQ and raffle for him at hubby's work just to help his family out.

Cancer really doesn't care who you are. It will take anybody it can

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by jugglin, Nov 26, 2015
Yes...you are right.  Cancer does not discriminate. So sorry for everything that your family is going through.  I know how tough it is. May you all find strength and peace through it all.  Each day we have with our loved ones is a blessing.
Love to you girl!

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by pb95, Nov 26, 2015
Very sorry to hear this news.  Hope things take a change and work for him soon.

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