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My Dad's Lung Cancer

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Old 03-25-2004, 08:21 PM   #1
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My Dad's Lung Cancer

About 4 weeks ago my 63 year old father was diagnosed with lung cancer. A CAT and PET scan determined that a tumor was present in his right lung. After test revealed our worst fears we began to meet with several doctors on how to fight this cancer. We as a family decided to have the right lung removed because no other cancer was detected by either the CAT or PET scan. On March 9th, 2004 my father had the sugery to remove his right lung and everything seemed fine, the doctor who performed the surgery also stated my father had a good CANCER surgery. It was two days later that will forever change my life. My father started talking crazy and losing his memory when I would visit him that day. Later that afternoon a doctor informed me that my fathers cancer had metasized to his brain and that they discovered (2) tumors, (1) on the front lobe, and (1) on the right side lobe. How could a PET and CAT scan miss this cancer in his brain? All my father went through and now this. My father was realeased form the hospital about (6) days after the surgery. (2) days later my father was rushed back to the hospital in terrible pain. After being back in the hospital for about (3) days my fathers face swelled to almost 5 times his normal size. The doctor who performed the surgery new something else was wrong and ran a scan of my father and detected a staple had come loose from where he had cut off the lung and was causing air to release from the bronchal into his face and head area causing swelling. My father was rushed into his second surgery within days apart. After the surgery, the doctor informed us that my father was doiing fine and that he also detected the ribes that were cut apart on the first surgery had also seperated and he had to fix them again. As of this Surgery on March 19th, my father is still in the ICU on a breathing machine. He has since had infection and fliud on his only lung and is day to day on when he will be able to come off the breathing machine. Has anyone else had anything happen to them?

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Old 03-27-2004, 08:10 PM   #2
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Re: My Dad's Lung Cancer

Well my dad is still on the breathing machine as of this date. His only lung still has infection in it and the doctors seem optimistic that the lung will get better to allow him off the breathing machine.

Old 03-28-2004, 08:11 PM   #3
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Re: My Dad's Lung Cancer

Im so sorry that your father is going through this, and it must be so hard on you and your family, and your father. I dont know alot about Lung cancer, and what you are all going through, but i send my prayers and i hope things get better for your father.

Old 04-19-2004, 09:12 PM   #4
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Re: My Dad's Lung Cancer

My father passed away April 3rd at 11:03 am. It is hard to believe he died within 4 to 6 weeks of learning he had Lung cancer that had metasized to the brain. My Father fought hard his last few days not giving in to this disease. We were told that he would pass earlier that night but he fought it till the next morning. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who is fighting this deadly disease. May God bless you all.


Old 04-20-2004, 04:52 AM   #5
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I am so sorry to hear of your news. It seems your family had to go through a lot in the past few weeks. Stick together and stay strong. Your dad will be your guardian angel now looking over you for the rest of your life. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I would love to tell you the pain lessens and goes away, but unfortunately it never does. I still mourn my dad everyday. I miss him so much and words can't even describe the pain, but what makes me go on is knowing he is with me now 24/7. I just look to the sky and I know he is here. He is the breath of fresh air in the spring and the biggest blossom in the summer. He is the first falling leave and the first flake of snow in the winter. He is with me always.


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