Post # 1
I am just dumb founded at the moment on how to feel. I just recieved news that My uncle’s chemo is being stopped. He was recently diagonosed with pancreatic cancer. It’s spread through out his entire body, and with that he started chemo and a experimental treatment. Up until now, he has recieved nothing but positive updates and feedback from doctors. His tumors were shrinking and the fluid in his lungs was decreasing. All and All Great report until this past week, when he returned to the hospital from supossive dehydration. Now the report just came in that the tumors are pressing up against his stomach so badly that he will just continue to be sick and that the chemo won’t stop the cancer from spreading. They have decided to stop treatment on him. He is too weak for surgery, and all that’s left is prayer. I write this to you fellow bees because this is my only outlet. My family doesn’t beleive in spreading news via fb, they see it as disrespectful. My mom wants to keep this just between family only and It’s hard for me at this moment because my SO is out of town and I have no one to talk to. My mom is busy with my father who just had minor surgery for kidney stones, my sister just won’t talk about it, so that leaves me here typing you in this moment of disbelief. I found all this information out via text message from my mother because she just can’t talk about it. It’s her baby brother and since both of her parents have passed and she never really got over it this just is something she can’t handle and I completely understand. It just leaves me feeling helpless. I feel selfish for crying because this isn’t about me and I am not the one that is going through this cancer, but at the same time that’s all I want to do. I know God has a plan and you just have to beleive in him, but at this moment i just keep saying This is So unfair. My Uncle is so young( in his 50’s) and how he has so much more life to live. I’m sorry for this somber of a post but honestly I feel like I just had to get my words out, and I just needed someone to listen. I appreciate the time it took to read this, and I ask you to say a little prayer for my uncle, and that it helps ease his journey. Thank you Bees.
Post # 3
This hits a little close to home for me- I will certainly keep you & your family (esp. your Uncle) in my thoughts & prayers. My grandfather is about the same age & was just recently diagnosed with chronic leukemia, I think about him constantly now & know how difficult it can be to deal with sometimes. **HUGS**
Post # 4
I’m so so so so so sorry. There’s no easy way to handle that kind of news. Cancer often just doesn’t seem to make any sense or follow any kind of logical path. It’s absolutely unfair. Sending lots of positive thoughts to you and your family sweetie. ((hugs))
Post # 5
I’m so sorry. You and your family will be in my prayers!
Post # 6
Thank y’all so much for your sweet words and prayers! I really appreciate them!
Post # 7
I am so sorry. My mom passed of this when I was young and I know how devastating this news can be. Cancer bites and there is no way around that fact, it takes so many lives. ((HUGS))
Post # 8
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i just said a prayer for your uncle, your mom and for you! no matter what the outcome is, you will get through this! please keep us updated.
Post # 9
I’ll pray for you and your uncle. Hugs to you and your family!!
You just have to wish the best and its OK to cry or scream, its not you who is sick but your whole family is hurting and that is so so hard. It is Ok to cry.
Post # 10
Big hugs from me. My grandpa just passed away from colon cancer after a three year battle. <3
Post # 11
Cancer is such a horrible thing. I’m sorry it seems all of a sudden things look bad. My aunt died of lung cancer that spread to her bones. She was 55. Your family is in my prayers tonight. HUGS
Post # 12
Aww, I’m sorry. Facing the very real possibility of losing a loved one is so difficult. My heart goes out to you. Don’t feel guilty for being sad, you’re hurting too and that is absolutely okay!
I recently lost an aunt to brain/bone cancer. Once we knew she was nearing the end, we rallied around her with all the love and support we could give. I truly feel that her being surrounded by family, and us celebrating each and every one of her remaining days helped ease her fear and pain. I have so much peace in my heart knowing the last words I said to her were “I love you.”
That’s the only advice I can give you. Be there for your uncle and surround him with love.
PRAYERS AND HUGS
Post # 13
That’s such a tough situation to sort through emotionally; I’m so sorry you and your family are going through this. I’ll be praying for your uncle.
Post # 14
I’m so sorry! Yes, respect their wishes not to blast this tragedy on facebook but DO vent wherever you can, to close friends, family, etc.
I’m gonna say a prayer for your uncle right now. This must be devestating. Cancer is such an unfair and horrible disease. It can happen to me…it can happen to anyone.
And the thing about Cancer is even if you are allowed treatment, sometimes the treatment is as deadly as the disease. I knew a woman who had a tupe of lymphoma, her marrow transplant put her into remissiom, but she was left so ill and so weak, she died within months of her transplant.
With cancer, you are just never out of the woods, until you are out of the woods. You guys were wonderfully optimistic for him, even though his last treatments were experimental and his cancer so advanced….kudos for being such a strong support system for him. All you can do is continue that now….as hard as it might be.
Post # 15
Oh no, I’m so sorry… *hugs*
This hit pretty close to home for me, too. My FI’s mother recently passed due to breast cancer with similar situations.
It’s totally okay to cry. You may not be the one with cancer, but he’s your uncle. My thoughts and prayers go out to your uncle and you and your family.