My Grandfather. (Kind of long..sorry!)

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

hugs praying he can hold out for your wedding. my mil just passed( april 2013)- she was given 6 months to live back in 2010- she made it to our wedding last june 2012 .its a mindset- she was a firm believer that what she puts her mind to she will do. and everyone has re told stories of how she wasnt not gonna be at the wedding- hell would have to freeze in order for her to miss that day.. i think your grandpa has the same mentality if he has said he would/could survive nukes

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m so sorry for you. I only have my grandma left, she’s almost 85 with an heart problem, and I’ve been terrified that something would happen to her before the wedding (knock on wood!). Obviously I want her here with us forever, but it would be heart breaking if she were to miss the wedding as it means the world for her to be there and the world for me to have her there!

Any chance you could have the wedding a little earlier, just to make sure that he’ll be able to attend? I know it’s tricky with vendors etc… but is there any chance? If not – I guess the second best thing is just to try to involve him as much as you can in the wedding prep and help him to keep up his spirit and excitement.

Wish you all the very best and I hope that your grandpa will be there with a big beaming smile on your wedding day!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@icanhearyousmile: Well, November isn’t too far away – I’ll cross my fingers and hold my thumbs (which is what we do in Sweden for good luck) that your granpa’s treatment will go well. 

& I think it’s important to keep his spirit up, no talk about not getting a suit! Hugs!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

The same thing, roughly, happened with my grandfather. By the time he went to a doctor (stubborn man) and learned he had pancreatic cancer, it had already spread to several other organs. He was too weak for surgery, chemo, or radiation. They gave him 6 months. I don’t think he made it past one. I don’t mean to be negative, I just want you to know that I’ve been there.

I don’t know what the statistics are for non-hodgkins, but all we could do and all you can do is be there for him. Support him and talk to him, because you really never know. As a PP said, November is very soon. There is a definite chance of him being present at your wedding. Keep being positive. From your post, it sounds like he’s doing well, all things considered. Don’t give up hope just yet. 

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