23 Aug 2011

My Dad: Small Cell Lung Cancer (Small Cell Carcinoma)

UPDATE #2 (September 1st):  We know Dad has Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC). What we didn’t know was that it was in his lymph and his bones as well as his lungs. (His PET and MRI tomorrow will tell us more.) That “spread” shortens his life-expectancy greatly–down to a few months, actually. But the good thing about Cancer is that it gives us time to say adieu…”until we meet again in Eternity”. And it gives my parents time to reflect on their life together, plan the paperwork, and most importantly for my Dad to make those final preparations of his soul for meeting Our Lord. Father went to my parent’s home today to bring my Dad the Blessed Sacrament, hear his Confession, and administer Extreme Unction–or, if you prefer, the Sacrament of the Sick. Father called me afterwards and said that my Dad was at peace with his imminent passing. The children and I are heading to Michigan and my husband will join us a few days later. Please pray for my entire family!

UPDATE: They’re meeting with the oncologist on August 31st.

Of your charity, please pray for my dad (Ron) and my family.

Dad was diagnosed with a small cell carcinoma: a highly malignant, aggressive, fast growing form of cancer that can metastasize rapidly.

This hit us from out of the blue…

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16 responses to “My Dad: Small Cell Lung Cancer (Small Cell Carcinoma)”

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    O Father of mercies and God of all comfort,
    our only help in time of need:
    We humbly beseech thee to behold,
    visit and relieve thy sick servant Ron
    for whom our prayers are desired.
    Look upon him with the eyes of thy mercy;
    comfort him with a sense of thy goodness;
    preserve him from the temptations of the enemy;
    and give him patience under his affliction.
    In thy good time, restore him to health,
    and enable him to lead the residue of his life in thy fear,
    and to thy glory;
    and grant that finally he may dwell with thee in life everlasting;
    through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    Avē Marīa, grātiā plēna,
    Dominus tēcum.
    Benedicta tū in mulieribus,
    et benedictus frūctus ventris tuī, Iēsus.
    Sāncta Marīa, Māter Deī,
    ōrā prō nōbīs peccātōribus,
    nunc et in hōrā mortis nostrae.
    Āmēn.

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    Prayers for your father, you, and your family.

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    May Our Lady, comfort of the afflicted and health f the sick be with your father and your family at this time. Amen

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    My prayers are with Colleen, her parents, and all her family. May her father have a speedy recovery.

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    Will do after penance today

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    I am so sorry to hear this, Colleen. I will include your Father in my daily prayers and ask that God cures him or gives him the strength to accept.

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    I will continue to pray for Ron, a speedy recovery, Colleen, and the rest of her family.

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    Colleen, I recently found out your father’s prognosis. Just reading about has me working hard to fight back the tears. I pray your father beats the odds. I will also pray for your mother(how is she coping?), and all your family.

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