Feeling a little shell shocked this morning, my Dad was diagnosed with Lung Cancer yesterday.
We had suspected something was not right, and over the last few weeks he's been for various tests etc. Yesterday he received the results. His cancer is too advanced for Chemo. He was offered Radiotherapy, but turned it down, as he saw my Mum go through all the treatments offered for no real benefit (6 months of painful treatment for an extra 6 months of life).
His prognosis was he might see the year out.
I'm still taking this news in, it seems so cruel that he has what my Mum had. Yes I know they were both life long smokers, but that doesn't make it any easier.
He lives down in Dorset, 2 hours away from me, so I don't get to see him as often as I would like.
So I guess here starts an interesting chapter in our lives.