This is a very personal post for me. I’m usually a very private person, but sometimes information needs to be shared, to help others, educate, and increase awareness. I hope I can do just that with this story.
For those of you that haven’t seen all of my previous posts, earlier I shared with you the heartbreaking story of my mother’s fight against ovarian cancer. She fought her battles courageously, but the cancer was strong and the cancer was advanced. She lost her fight two years after being diagnosed.
Starting in August, my Dad had been dealing with a lingering pain in his abdomen and back that wouldn’t go away. Now my dad is one tough guy. He’s a Vietnam Vet, blue-collar worker by trade, and farmer in his heart. Obviously, something had to truly be bothering him in order to see a doctor. After a few hospitalizations with pancreatitis, eventual gall bladder surgery, numerous doctor visits, and copious tests, he was finally diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
Yes, THAT cancer.