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How could this be?

I wrote this on Tuesday:

Today I found out that my Dad has cancer. The person who taught me how to lay down the perfect bunt and how to truly love football. He's sick. Really sick. At 33 years old I knew my parents would not live forever. But I knew in my heart I had tons of time left. SO many birthdays, holidays, trips, vacations to the beach and on and on. I knew my Dad and I would be going to Cherokee football games for another twenty years. People would laugh at the fact that we had been going for SO LONG. I know that we probably still will but I am scared.

My Dad has lymphoma. It is a type of cancer that effect the blood and the lymphatic system. He has been sick for a couple of months and there has been no cause. They diagnosed him with diabetes so we all pointed our finger there. We had no idea that something as big as cancer had been overlooked for so long. It had gotten to the point that he couldn't get out of bed. I knew something was wrong. But I had no idea.

We don't know how bad it is. We don't know what kind of lymphoma it is. We don't know what the treatment or prognosis will be. Hopefully that will come in the next few days. I just know that he's my Dad and I am scared as hell. Suddenly I feel like a ten year old little girl who got told she might lose her Daddy. I want to climb in bed and have someone take care of me. That's not an option. Too many people are depending on me.

It will be fine. He will be fine. It will be fine.

5 comments:

Carolyn Tarpey 6:20 AM  

I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I can only imagine how scary it is to that kind of news. Hopefully your dad will pull through and be around for a very long time.

Thinking of you,
Carolyn

Meredith 9:47 AM  

I'm really sorry to hear about your father's diagnosis. That said, we live in a great area for cancer treatment, with lots of amazing facilities, and hopefully your dad will soon start treatment and be on the road to recovery. He'll be in my thoughts.

Sami 4:00 PM  

I'm so sorry Kristen! Sending prayers your dad's way

Tara 7:26 PM  

I'm so sorry, Kristen. I remember where I was when my dad told me had had cancer..in the Chicago airport. And I just dropped right there to my feet and cried. :(

Meredith is right, we live in a great area for cancer treatment. My dad had stage 4 bladder cancer and beat it.

You can all do this! I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Plant Girl 10:57 PM  

Sending lots of love and support to you and your Mom right now. Since I'm 7 states closer it should get there quicker. ;)

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