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PamH
15th May 2007, 12:07 PM
Joanne, I thought I would start this thread to let people give you our prayers and best wishes for your dad.
Joanne's dad had a tumor removed from his brain on Friday.
He is out of ICU but has some difficult choices to make.
To Joanne and Family, I am thinking of you and wishing for the very best answers and results to all of this. Hugs and Licks (from Maddy)
Pam

Cleo's Person
15th May 2007, 01:18 PM
Joanne,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your fmaily at this difficult time.

matties mum
15th May 2007, 01:44 PM
My thoughts are with you and your Father
Aileen and the gang (Jazzie---Barney---Sam)

Shay
15th May 2007, 01:57 PM
Lots of prayers have been coming your way. :flwr:

Zippy
15th May 2007, 02:00 PM
Joanne, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.:flwr: :flwr:

Sue.k
15th May 2007, 02:12 PM
My thoughts are with you, hope everything works out for you x

Maxwell&me
15th May 2007, 03:37 PM
Thinking of you and praying here~

Cathy T
15th May 2007, 03:39 PM
Joanne - sending thoughts and prayers out to you and your family.

arasara
15th May 2007, 03:47 PM
Oh Joanne,

Hun, I am so sorry. :( I know decisions can be hard and difficult but I am praying for you that God will help you guys to make the right decisions. Try to keep a smile on your face around your dad hun, he really needs it right now I am sure. I am here for you if you ever need to talk.. :hug::hug::hug: I hope you guys can find the answers you're looking for and you'll have the best possible outcome :xfngr: :xfngr: *licks and hugs* from me and my crew :)

Vickie
15th May 2007, 04:30 PM
Thinking of you Joanne :hug:

Karlin
15th May 2007, 05:09 PM
I'm so sorry; that is a very difficult situation. Best wishes for your father and family. :flwr:

Azriel
15th May 2007, 08:09 PM
best wishes adn positive thoughts going out to you and your family. decisions regarding treatment options can be extremely difficult but do your best to keep a positive outlook adn to keep your dad in good spirits. i truly believe that a positive attitude can HELP fight off illness. lots of hugz!!

Lindsay
15th May 2007, 08:54 PM
:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

Thinking of you and your family Joanne. Let Tucker give you some healing cavalier hugs.

Crittercall
15th May 2007, 10:33 PM
Joanne - I will add my prayers to everyone else. Hang tight, I know this is hard on everyone.

^j^ ^j^ ^j^

natalieandmike
15th May 2007, 10:35 PM
Positive thoughts to you and your family. :flwr: -Natalie

Joanne M
16th May 2007, 12:27 AM
Thank you everyone for your kind words, prayers and good wishes. My father has had melanoma (skin cancer) for years. It was at a very advanced stage by the time it was diagnosed. Dad was never one to go to the Doctors. A few weeks ago he began having problems with his vision and it took us two weeks to persuade him to get medical attention. To further complicate matters he has both a pacemaker and a difibulator which makes it impossible to have an MRI and the P.E.T. scan test that most cancer patients can endure is impossible for my father, he cannot lay flat on his back for an extended period of time. So his doctors were only able to find the brain tumor by giving him a cat scan. Which didn't give them as much information with regard to the spreading of his cancer as they would have liked, but did reveal the brain tumor. The surgery this past Friday lasted 8 hours, and the Neurosurgeon felt confident he'd gotten all of the tumor. My Father did remarkably well and lost no brain function, at least nothing that was apparent to us. We became optimistic. Today, however, the doctor came to say that tests results have revealed that the tumor was a secondary site, and that my Father's cancer has spread, to his brain, and I'm not even sure where else.

I come from a large, close family. I have six siblings, my mother, 12 nieces and nephews that all love my Father and want to do all that we can to help. He is still not sharing as much information with us as we would like. Stubborn till the end, and in charge. At times it pits us against each other, but in the end, we all want the same thing. To help and make sure that my Father is as comfortable as possible for as long as he has.

nlg679
16th May 2007, 12:31 AM
Hoping for the best, sending prayers....

arasara
16th May 2007, 01:48 AM
Oh my goodness I am so sorry to hear that sweetheart. :( Melanoma is awful.. just horrible.. I hate it. :( I lost my grandpa to melanoma a few years ago so I know exactly what you're going through. He wasn't one to go to the doc' either and he only did it when he started puking back up his food. They diagnosed it as acid reflux and sent him home. He went back to get a second opinion (being forced by my granny) because the meds weren't working and a second doctor did a scan that revealed that the cancer had metastasized throughout his body and into his liver and there was nothing they could do. :( :( He had had it about 10 years before that and had a cancerous mole taken off but apparently a few cells were left and stayed dormant for a while. :( Anyways I just wanted you to know that I know exactly how you feel and exactly what you're going through. If you need anybody to talk to I'm here for you. :hug::hug:Take care of yourself during this time Joanne and hold little Tucker tight. *HUGZ*

Laura&Lia
16th May 2007, 02:49 AM
I'm so sorry, Joanne.

Our thoughts are with you.

Hugs.

Remali
16th May 2007, 03:31 AM
Oh I am so sorry that your father has to go thru that. You and your family are in my prayers Joanne. I have a very good friend who had an advanced stage of melanoma, I have lost count of how many operations she went thru, she also had brain surgery (more than once). Well, that was many years ago (gosh, more than 10 now I think), at one point her doctors told her to get her affairs in order....but, she has now been cancer-free for several years, despite the advanced stage of her cancer. So, miracles do happen, and I am praying for one for your father.

arasara
16th May 2007, 03:40 AM
Renee, That's amazing!! I'm so glad your friend is alright!! Yes Miracles do happen! Thanks for pointing that out. :)

My other grampy although doesn't have melanoma actually has a pig's aorta instead of his own! Can you believe that one? Even the doctor said he thought he was checking "out."

it's a wonderful miracle that he's alive today ;)

Lani
16th May 2007, 03:43 AM
what an awful time you must be going through. Lucky and I are thinking of you and sending positive thoughts for your father's recovery. :flwr:

:hug:

Claire L
16th May 2007, 10:07 AM
Sending the power of prayer and positive thoughts to you and yours.
Love and hugs....

Joanne M
16th May 2007, 02:21 PM
Oh I am so sorry that your father has to go thru that. You and your family are in my prayers Joanne. I have a very good friend who had an advanced stage of melanoma, I have lost count of how many operations she went thru, she also had brain surgery (more than once). Well, that was many years ago (gosh, more than 10 now I think), at one point her doctors told her to get her affairs in order....but, she has now been cancer-free for several years, despite the advanced stage of her cancer. So, miracles do happen, and I am praying for one for your father.

Renee, did she have malignant brain tumors removed? Did her cancer ever spread to other organs? This is encouraging news.....