A lot of people keep asking, well what "kind" of cancer does your dad have? I wish I had something easy to say like, “oh, he has bellybutton cancer”. My dad has adenocarcinoma, currently of unknown primary. I've been doing some research today on this disease. I figure it will help me be more prepared for what the doctor has to say on Friday and for the upcoming war on cancer.
"Adenocarcinoma is a cancer occurring in the cell tissue that lines glandular types of internal organs." Whatever that means. To find the "primary", so far he has had a scan of his lungs and then tomorrow he has a scan of his colon and upper GI tract. I don’t envy him a bit. I can only imagine how nasty that milk of magnesia tastes and the nasty effects is has on the colon! But I digress…
My mom told me we shouldn’t google these things. I didn’t at first. But now, I think I am a little more prepared to handle it. I am like my dad – a realist. Tell me what I’m working with so we can start the battle and fight. I hope he brought his good attitude for the battle. Apparently, doctors say attitude can really affect the outcome of a cancer patient. I’m working on my attitude as we speak. On the taxpayers dime of course.
If I could be anywhere in the world right now, I'd want to be in Atlanta. I hope he knows I'm there in spirit.