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JESUS 'MY DAD'
My father Jesus was diagnosed w/PC on Dec 11,2001 at the age of 81. My father
was always a strong and active man. He was always doing things around the
house (cutting the grass, shoveling the snow)nothing would stop him We always
thought he would die of a heart attack because he was too active. We had a
great thanksgiving that year at my parents house. We had a great laugh when
my sister in law cooked the turkey upside down, and we couldn't figure out
where all the white meat was. Two weeks after that is when my father started
to feel his pains in the abdomen (I quickly thoughtcould it have been the
turkey). He made me laugh becuase this is when out in the East Coast we were
having the 'Anthrax Scare', and he said maybe he had been in contact w/
Anthrax. ( I still smile when I think of that) Well he wouldn't go to the
DR's until he started to double over w/ pain and he became Jundice (very
yellow). They rushed hin over to ER. The DR's told us (the family) first. My
father has always been terrified of Cancer and wouldn't even say the word. He
said to me ' as long as they don't tell me it's cancer I'll be ok) Well you
can imagine how I felt, because I already knew. I was 7 months pregant at the
time. and I did a ot of crying. Dec 11 was when they told him and at this
point they couldn't operate, we just decided to do the 6 weeks of radiation,
we were desperate. They told us he had 6 months to a year. He passed away on
Fathers Day June 16 2002. Under Hospice care and surrounded by all his
family. I miss him (I love You Daddy ).. It was just like my father to go out
w/ a bang passing away on fathers day.. He also got to see my son...I still
can't believe it....
Posted 11/10/2002 04:08 pm by Karen
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