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Life can change quickly
« on: August 10, 2022, 02:24:51 PM »
Got a call 2 weeks ago from my Mother saying dad wasn't feeling well and was going to the doctor to have some tests. Results came Monday. Advanced prostate cancer that has spread to his liver and bones. He hasn't seen an oncologist yet but the outlook isn't good.  I was just there to visit a month ago and everything seemed normal.  Kind of a shock how quickly things went south.  It's 1000 miles from here to where they live in Northern New York.  Luckily I have some money put back and a boss that told me to take all the time I need.  Leaving next week to go help out. Not sure how long I'll be, but there's not a whole lot of choice in a situation like this.
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2022, 02:32:35 PM »
A very unfortunate fact of life, our parents will get older and sometimes sick.
Glad you are able to take the time to spend with him and help out.
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2022, 02:48:37 PM »
Patrick,

   I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I hope you and he have a great time together during the time you each have left. Keep us posted. Trouble shared is halved. Joys shared are doubled.

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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2022, 02:50:09 PM »
Sorry to hear this Patrick. Hopefully the oncologist has treatments available, I'll be praying to that end. 
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2022, 02:53:07 PM »
Sorry to hear that Patrick, went through almost the same thing this month a year ago with my father. Basically had a month, but at least he didn't suffer. My prayers are with you.
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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2022, 03:02:31 PM »
Oh this is such dreadful news Patrick.  My Heart and Prayers are with your entire family during this uncertain time.
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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2022, 04:25:28 PM »
This kind of crap is the worst shock. There's a lot more they can do than just a few years ago and it's constantly changing. Sometimes it goes the way of Southside's Dad. Other times people who are written off keep beating the prognosis and go on for years. 

I can tell you, that you haven't really had a sleepless night until you've heard your name and "cancer" in the same sentence. Everything changes. It's like BC and AD on the calendar, but it sands for Before Cancer and After Diagnosis. Dad needs a buddy right now, so try and keep his spirits up and positive. You're as important as his oncologist right now. 
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2022, 05:09:36 PM »
Prayers for your Dad and family.
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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2022, 06:30:22 PM »
I can personally recommend AMP in Syracuse for prostate cancer treatment. 
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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2022, 08:18:27 PM »
Patrick, although we have never met I think of you when I go up over Dannemora  and up to rt 11. Be strong for your father. I don't know what else to say, Doug

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« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2022, 02:45:22 AM »
Patrick prayers for your Dad and family. Go help your Dad and keep his spirits in a good way.
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« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2022, 08:25:11 AM »
Sorry to see this. Praying  for your dad.

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« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2022, 09:42:03 AM »
Hope he has many years to come, it's a concern for all us old farts. 
 
As a senior male: 
My annual blood work, done for many reasons, contains prostate information which is used instead of the old finger test and even more recent tests I've had. 
Mine are OK, but do provide tell-tale info to use for any concerning prostate related results from that routine blood work. 
Mostly I watch cholesterol and renal panel numbers for my own issues.

My hope is that as I age, knock on wood, the annual wellness tests give me some lead time on bad stuff. 
 Medicare paid for, plus United Healthcare Supplemental pays my wife & me @ $25 ea to do the wellness visits. They used to pay $50 yearly, cheapskates.
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« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2022, 03:27:47 PM »
 So sorry to hear this, I hope you can help your Dad anyway you can.
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« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2022, 07:35:39 PM »
Patrick, prayers for your Dad and family.
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« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2022, 07:59:51 PM »
Thanks to everyone for the thoughts and prayers. His oncologist appointment is Monday afternoon. I'll have a better idea of what direction we are going in then.
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« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2022, 08:04:58 PM »
Very sorry to hear Patrick. Wishing you all the best.
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« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2022, 09:34:24 PM »
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« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2022, 11:07:57 AM »
Wishing your family the Best of Luck!

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« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2022, 11:59:11 AM »
I'll add your folks to my prayer list.  Praying for a complete recovery!
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