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  •  I respect your dad's decision (13+ / 0-)

    though I know how hard it is. I watched my grandmother die a slow, torturous death from a brain tumor, her suffering just increased by the chemo. And then 25 years later, my brother-in-law, who succumbed to one of the worst cancers after months of really heavy duty chemo. It's an hellacious way for your life to end if your odds aren't good.

    At the same time, I understand your heartache. It's a gut-wrenching kind of loss. I sure hope you all get to spend Christmas together. Reading this, I know you'll make the remaining time with your dad the best it can be, and your abundant love and respect for your dad will get you through.

    "There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning." —Warren Buffett

    by Joan McCarter on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 03:55:29 PM PST

    •  Thanks, Joan. (11+ / 0-)

      I'm mostly a lurker here. I visit 5-6 times a day, read every front page article and most ever rec'd diary, so I feel like I know you in some sort of weird outside-looking-in manner.

      We're working on the Christmas thing. My stepmom wants to, but he's reluctant. He's a proud man and I don't think he wants us to see him weak and tired.

      Keeping my fingers crossed.

      Why has gov't been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint. --A. Hamilton

      by bobcatgrad on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 04:28:09 PM PST

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      •  I sure hope it can happen (6+ / 0-)

        One of the best things we did as a family was to have a rare Christmas all together at my sister and her husband's house, just the Christmas before he got sick. It's good to have that.

        If you're reading that much, well then you kinda do know me. Which is cool, huh? Thanks for reading.

        "There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning." —Warren Buffett

        by Joan McCarter on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 08:45:42 PM PST

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