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Feels like the summer of death

So, F-I-L has cancer. Prosate, that he was told about years ago. And the doctor at the time told him he'd die of other things long before he died of prostate cancer. So .... that was incorrect. Not that it much matters I suppose. I am certain the doc told him that because he did not want treatment. And it was the slow growing kind, and etc.

He will go to the oncologist next week, but I suspect it is only to get hospice/pain meds. He's mentioned he would commit suicide, but then they wouldn't let him be buried next to his catholic wife. He's mentioned that more than once recently, prior to the diagnosis.

So that's that, I guess.


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hardly_angelic
Jul. 30th, 2010 01:55 am (UTC)
Shit.

My sympathies to Dave, you and the rest of the family...
pjvj
Jul. 30th, 2010 02:04 am (UTC)
Thanks, Jeff. I appreciate it.

With my online friend dying soon (depending on how you define soon, I guess) and now this. Well. ~sigh~
bessie_smith
Jul. 30th, 2010 02:50 am (UTC)
(((((((Big hugs for you and your family))))))
pjvj
Jul. 30th, 2010 03:40 am (UTC)
Thanks, Bessie.
syrbal
Jul. 30th, 2010 06:06 pm (UTC)
So sorry. Sometimes I think we get to an age where we hear more of terminal illness and deaths than we do of weddings and births. I try to remind myself that beginnings necessitate endings; that endings facilitate beginnings. But sometimes, it is very difficult.
pjvj
Jul. 30th, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC)
Difficult, but still.... needed. Thanks, Cyn. :-)
musiquephan
Aug. 2nd, 2010 03:34 pm (UTC)
Hey, you didn't tell me this over the weekend. We must get together for a glass of wine and a bite...alone.

::pets you gently::
pjvj
Aug. 3rd, 2010 01:54 am (UTC)
I didn't know if you'd read it and just was too prickled because of your mom to respond. {{{{D}}}}
musiquephan
Aug. 3rd, 2010 01:28 pm (UTC)
LOL No, have just been behind in reading and replying in my journal lately.

HUGS HUGS HUGS!!
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