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I would like you to meet my Dad

Discussion in 'Members Zone' started by Zaxor, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Zaxor

    Zaxor Virtus Mille Scuta

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    Dad was born on April 17, 1926

    Dad was like most of those from the greatest generation...worked hard, never complained

    Dad also served in world war II I guess he got shot down twice..later served on Truman's ship when the president went anywhere...never could get one war story out of Dad what I know I got through my mother but she was reluctant to reveal anything my dad did not reveal himself.

    Just a real all around great guy.

    Dad has been diagnosed with colon cancer and he is going in today or tomorrow to find out how far along it is.

    Just thought you might like to meet my Hero.

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    dad on the left

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    picture they make while in bootcamp

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    picture of Mom and Dad ...Mom has been gone for over 20 years now.
  2. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    Thank you. This hit me hard. IN a very good way. Prayers going out to him.
  3. justbob

    justbob The Peacemaker Staff Member

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    Amen ,can't say it any better
  4. LeonDixson

    LeonDixson Illegitimi non carborundum

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    I'll pray for your Dad, Zax.
  5. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Best of wishes to your father...

    Spend every minute you can with him...
  6. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    The circle of life is tough sometimes, prayers to you and your family
  7. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I got a lump in my throught from that. Tough stuff.
    It sounds like you have been a lucky man to have him in your life.
    You and your Dad are both in my thoughts and prayers.
  8. Zaxor

    Zaxor Virtus Mille Scuta

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    I thank you all for the kind words.
  9. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Best wishes Zaxor. Hope everything goes as best as it can.
  10. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    Thanks for that Zax. As a servicemember today, I always have a special spot in my heart for our Veterans.

    Good luck to your dad and Godspeed!
  11. Zaxor

    Zaxor Virtus Mille Scuta

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    update it is still spreading and he is not taking to the treatment and they are reluctant to operate so they are going to try something else...which in other words things aren't looking to good...but as always Dad is taken it in stride without missing a beat my sister tells me he is in fine spirits but there is still work that needs doing and no sense sitting around crying over spilt milk. I only seen Dad out of action twice in my knowing him once was when he had to take a physical for a job and they found out he had multiple hernias and they forced him into getting those fixed before he could have the job the other was when I asked him for my birthday present if he would stay home from work...lol that again was like asking others for the moon.
  12. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    Cherish your Dad, be there for him, old friend... it's your time to be strong, now...

    You know how to get hold of me if talking will help... I've been where you are...
  13. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Greatest generation.

    You have every right to be proud Zaxor.

    All my prayers and respect.
  14. Zaxor

    Zaxor Virtus Mille Scuta

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    thank you all...

    just got more bad news the last test results are in

    ...its terminal it has spread they are giving him 3 to 6 months :(


    part of me is....well all broken up and as sad as I hope to never be...

    but another part of me knows that the last thing Dad would want is for me to make a fuss and I am sure that he would have hated to ever go into a retirement home if he couldn't ever take care of himself... if he makes it to his birthday he will be 88 he make think that has been long enough (not for me...but that is very selfish)...

    I just don't know what to think my heart grieves and hurts but my head tells me not to...
  15. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    Zaxor, I can offer little comfort but while not there is physical presence, I walk with you in strength during this time.
  16. Zaxor

    Zaxor Virtus Mille Scuta

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    thank you my friend
  17. cajuncocoa

    cajuncocoa Bleeding silver and blue Zone Supporter

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    I'll be adding your Dad to my prayer list.

    And I will also pray for the strength you will need to be there for him.
  18. Zaxor

    Zaxor Virtus Mille Scuta

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    Talked to Dad over the weekend he is in good spirits said its like waiting in line at the supermarket..told him to do me a favor and don't go over to the express checkout unless he is hurting.

    but I swear its like ripping the heart out of me everytime we talk.
  19. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    I wish there was a way I could tell you something that makes this easier, but there isn't. It is hard, but it is worse when someone is suffering. Steel yourself. Become stronger than you ever imagined you could like the sailor who is in those pictures was, and still is despite this disease.
  20. Zaxor

    Zaxor Virtus Mille Scuta

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    thank you my friend...I know you would do it too...anyway everytime I think I steeled myself and am ready I find I am not... I don't break down over the phone or anything...goodness knows I don't want to make it harder on him than it is...but after I hang up...I need to find a place to be alone...it causes me to toss and turn at night not knowing if there is something I should be doing or saying...well you know what I mean..its not like you haven't gone through this same crap. I have always hated goodbyes even if they were just short but I am lucky in that there are some folk who never got to say good bye but I got to do it with both of my parents...one has to take solace in the little things when the bigger things are unclear.

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