11.6.07

Cancer is King

It's bad now.
Everyday someone asks..."So...how's your dad?", and I have to pause and say, "He's not good, he's not good at all". Even though I said that yesterday, and the day before that and the day before that...today...he's worse. Each day unfolds some new, bad. Every day is hell in it's own way. There is no word for this disease...this parasitic fungi...this appetite stealing, body wasting, sonofabitch cancer.
What does one wish for? Appetite? Freedom from pain? Verbalization? Will to walk, eat, bathe? Death?

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2 Comments:

Blogger Sarah said...

I'm so genuinely sorry. Things for my dad are bad as well. I was just thinking the other day that, amazingly, there was a time when my thoughts weren't totally dominated by these goddamn mutating cells... it feels like a lifetime ago.

I am so sorry.

11:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! Im just a 14 year old girl and my father was diagnosed with colon cancer. He was told he only had 5 more years to live at most. im so scared and confused. i worry my dad wont get to see my 3 younger siblings grow up and become something amazing in this world!

3:01 AM  

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