Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:09 am
I just happened to find this board and am so glad to see it! My name is Jamie, I have had many losses: Grandma 4/97 to colon cancer, Grandpa in 9/03 to colon cancer, my Dad in 11/05. I have had many more, but these are the ones that have impacted me most.
I lost my Dad November 15, 2005 at the age of 45 to stage 4 lung cancer. I still really can't believe it. He was diagnosed August 9, 2005. Just 3 short months, I miss him so much. I sometimes feel like people think I am weird for wanting to talk about him. Luckily my DH was close to my dad, he says closer to my dad than his own and he is always willing to talk to me. I am sometimes still angry, he was ill for the entire year before getting diagnosed, but he kept saying it was just a cold, just bronchitis, etc. And I am also angry at his doctors, because they just diagnosed him with bronchitis and gave him antibiotics, I know you don't expect lung cancer in a 45 year old, but how many times can a person get bronchitis before you start questioning that. I was a nursing student at the time, now an RN, and Dad was an EMT for 23 years so it is not like he was medically naive. Anyways, I am just having a bad day and really missing him. Thanks so much for listening and I look forward to meeting everyone! Jamie