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Not A Good Start To 2012

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Just a heads up that there might be emo sounding complaining or general rambling in this entry.


Anyway, my dad has been in the hospital since Friday. He has been in the hospital for pancreatitis three times now. For those who know the symptoms, he doesn't drink, or do any of those other things that can cause it which is an abnormality. It's just odd that he's gotten it so many times since he shouldn't have gotten it. But yeah, that's where he (and our family) spent our new year's eve and first day of 2012.


That's not even the worst part though. He got diagnosed with duodenum cancer (yeah, that's a thing) on Saturday. There's a slow growing tumor that's around two inches in his duodenum that hopefully hasn't spread cancer to other parts in his body.


I just don't know what to do. Our family has been talking about it, but I don't know who else to talk to. I know what it's like to be at the other end of having to hear about someone talk about their sick relatives and it's just awkward. I don't want to be selfish and just make my friends feel bad because they don't know what to do to help me.


I also don't feel worried. Is that a problem? My brother's worried sick. He hasn't gotten any sleep and he's been crying a lot. But I haven't lost any sleep or shed a tear yet. Yeah, I'm worried, but like...I'm sure dad's gonna be okay. Should I be more worried?


I dunno. I'm just so confused. :D

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I've been in a situation similar to yours -- very recently, actually -- and I understand how you feel.


It always sucks knowing that a family member is in trouble and you know that there's nothing you can do about it but wait. It's kind of a helpless feeling.


There's nothing wrong with not worrying. You should have faith in the doctors that are taking care of your dad. Worrying won't really help out, it'll just place more stress on yourself in a situation that was already pretty stressful. No, I don't think that not worrying is bad at all. However, you should try to be there for your family. Be strong for them. :)


Hope your dad makes it through okay! Good luck with everything, Zach. :hug:

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Like Samsara said, not worrying is not bad at all. Worrying isn't necessarily a sign of caring. One of the best things you can probably do is help your brother, take his mind of things. Do something fun with him, as difficult as that may be. Good luck :wub:

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Stay strong man.. And hold on to the positive thoughts.. Worrying and crying tonnes wouldn't help your dad at all... It'll just make him feel worse..

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Oh Zach, I'm sorry to hear this.


I'm sure that everything will be alright, but if you do want to talk, then I'm available. <3

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I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.



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