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Thursday, March 01, 2007

The Big C

Talked to my mom the other day. As I was prattling on...I know it's a surprise to find out I prattle on and on. heehee Anyway, as I was telling her about everything under the sun that is going on here at Chez' Owens she tells me that she has to tell me how my Dad's latest doctors appt went. Now she says this kinda quietly so it makes my heart drop in the pit of my stomach cuase I know from that tone of voice it is going to be serious. It was. The doctor thinks my daddy, the man who can leap tall buildings with a single bound and the greatest american hero, may have prostate cancer. What do I type after that sentence? I just sat here and looked at my computer for 5 minutes wondering what to say next. There is a part of me who is thinking how dare cancer try to rear it's ugly head with my daddy. It has no idea who it is coming against. The other part of me wants to go and cuddle in his lap... and have him hug me... and tell me he'll make it all better.
He has his biopsy on the 1st of April. My mom has decided she is still going to come for her visit and spend two weeks with us. My middle brother, Mike, is going to go with our dad to get the biopsy done. Can't think of a better man for the job. He is sweet and gentle and knows just what to say and do during crunch time. If you need someone to hold your hand and tell you it will be allright, he is the guy you call.
I will be here. In South Korea. Missing him terribly. Wanting to be there. Wanting to be the one to hold his hand. Wanting to whisper in his ear, "Daddy, I'm here for you, you're going to be okay".
Since we don't always get what we want I'm asking all of you to please say a prayer for him on that day. If you're not a praying person then just send some good wishes his way. I am believing that he is fine and dandy and the biopsy results will come back normal.
He is my superman after all.

14 comments:

Tanya said...

Sweetie, I am so sorry to hear about your daddy. He is in my prayers. I asked my uncle who is a pastor at a church in Oklahoma to say a prayer or twp fpr him as well. And you are also in our prayers.

Suzzette said...

((((hugs))))
Why do these kinds of things happen when you are half a world away. Your family is in my prayers.

Tiki said...

I will be saying many prayers for you and your family. I know how hard it is when there are health issues with one of your most beloved!!

Patti said...

You got it - los of positive thoughts and prayers for good health coming your dad's way. It must be so hard to control your fear. April 1st is a long way off - why are they waiting that long I wonder.

My Thanh said...

Sorry to hear the news, but hopefully it will all turn out okay. Keep us informed!

Allie said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry to read this...as a daddy's girl I feel for you. I will keep him in my prayers and hope that everything comes back clear.

*hugs to you*

Shelina said...

Oh I am so very sorry. It is awful for such an illness to strike someone you love, and then to be so far away would just make it doubly worse. He and your family are definitely in my prayers.

Elaine Adair said...

Keep the faith - this is often treatable, or slow growing or kept under control. Stay strong and I will keep him in my prayers.

Colleen said...

Dawn..Your Dad is a "pillar" If it turns out to be cancer, it isn't going to slow him down! He has a direct line to the man upstairs! As does your Mom! I will call Mom this weekend!
Keep your chin up!

AVIDINHA said...

damn, that sucks! your family is in my prayers

Screen Door said...

Hey, my Dad had it 14 years ago. Had the surgery and some radiation afterwards, but is still living an incredible life. You've got my prayers...

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Keeping you and yours in my thoughts and prayers, Dawn!

Susie said...

Hi Dawn,
Sending lots of prayers and postitive thoughts your way. Please know that we were told that it is one of the most treatable types of cancer.
hugs!

bekah said...

Many, Many prayers for your whole family! I am sending lots of hugs too! Love you D