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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Confirmation ~ Lung Cancer!

The worst was confirmed today with my father-in-law. He was thought to have lung cancer with a mass on his right lung, lymph nodes and on one of the main bronchial airways. The day after my discharge for pneumonia, it was felt that it was inoperable, so he was discharged with oxygen and it was planned for comfort measures only.

Today, he had an appointment with his pulmonologist who confirmed the findings. He was told that he has about one week to six months. He is in good spirits and keeps saying that he is going to live one more year. With the oxygen, he is feeling pretty good. My husband is having a tough time as am I. This has been a tough year, so far. Thanks for the support.


Laura said...

I'm so sorry to hear your terrible news. ((((CC))))

Mike Golch said...

C.C. I will keep him in my prayers and post a request or prayers for him and you and the family on my site.I lost my Mom to lung cancer as well.hugs my dear blogging friend..

Anonymous said...

CC, I'm very sorry for your news. It sounds like your wonderful father-in-law has a great attitude.

Although we all know death to be inevitable, its never easy to lose a loved one.

I'm sending you and your family my best wishes, thoughts and prayers. xx

Sandee said...

Mike of Rambling Stuff sent me over. Your entire family is in my prayers honey. God Bless. :)

Ana said...

I'm very sorry you and your family is going trough all of this.
You'll be on my prayers and I hope you find some calm to deal with all this.

GirlBlue said...

So sad to hear this news honey, I hope he remains in good spirits, comfortable and without pain

Hugs and warm thoughts to you and your family

Anonymous said...

So very sorry to hear that, CC. Sending all love and healing and prayers to you and yours. *Hugs!* Take good care of one another - I know you will.

Anonymous said...

CC--I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I do agree with Svasti, though, in that it sounds as though your father-in-law has a great attitude.


jeff said...

cc, read this a couple of days ago. just don't know what to say.

be loved.

Alternative Cancer Treatment said...

its really sad news i am sorry to hear that i pray for all of yours.but don,t lose hope miracles could be happen because its reality.

Isaiah 49 :15 -16

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