My dad has cancer. That sucks. I know that some of you already know how terrible it is to hear such news. It's a very slow-forming cancer, which has some ups and downs depending on how you look at it. The up side is that he doesn't have to go through agonizing chemo treatments that will leave him very sick and in pain. The down side is that since the cancer isn't aggressive it CAN'T be treated with chemo and it isn't typically curable and it eventually kills. The average person diagnosed with this kind of cancer lives 6 to 10 years after the diagnosis. That sounds like a long time and I'm greatful for that amount of time but I can't help but think of how he won't be able to see my kids grow up and of what my mom will eventually have to go through when the disease finally claims him. The thoughts have already cost me some tears. I'm ok with sadness but I want to get through that part so I can be optimistic and supportive as well as look forward to the many years he still has left. I don't particularly want answers, advice or suggestions, I just wanted to share what's going on in my life. Prayers are appreciated.