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Here's the latest on my family

JardyOfSuburbia

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Hello, fellow GDCers. Thanks for all of the well wishes through all of this craziness with my dad.

The latest on my dad is that he will have to go through chemo and radiation starting on September 11th. Surgery was unable to remove all of the cancer, so the doctors now want to do radiation to remove the last of it which they believe they can do. They had to remove one of his jugular veins during the surgery as well as a muscle from his neck to his shoulder that has now limited the ability of him to raise his arm above his head.

Swallowing is an issue for him at the moment and he's on a liquid diet until he can get his swallowing under control.

So, today...my mom called to tell me that she has a tumor on her throat and that she will need a biopsy to see if it's cancerous.

I honestly don't even know how to process all of this. Between my dad's cancer, his confession of an affair 15 years ago and now my mom maybe having cancer? In a dark way, it's almost become comical. Nothing fazes me anymore and I just laugh at awful news now because it's become so ridiculous.

Anyhey. Life is swell and I can't wait to see Green Day in 12 more days.



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jfc. I don't even know what to say anymore, because every platitude is pointless and doesn't help. Sending my best, and seconding the "Thank God for Green Day" feelings.

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JardyOfSuburbia

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Thanks, @Mar. It's insane, but I'm handling it as best as I can and I actually think I'm handling it well. I'm more numb to the news of everything than anything else.

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21guns&novacaine

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I'm really sorry to hear that, none of this is easy to go through. I'll be praying for you guys! 

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The Great Saiyaman

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I'm so sorry about everything you've been going through lately. Just know I've been thinking of you and your family man. Continuing to send thoughts and prayers your way. 

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23 hours ago, JardyOfSuburbia said:

Thanks, @Mar. It's insane, but I'm handling it as best as I can and I actually think I'm handling it well. I'm more numb to the news of everything than anything else.

I hear you, man. Not health related, but with the hit-and-run (costing us our deductible, which isn't money we really had readily available -- lol no Killers concert tickets for me today =/) and now likely the dead fridge I'm just like SURE, WHY NOT? All I've been doing is sleeping and doing Pokemon Go to distract myself and spend as little time at the hospital as possible. It's irresponsible, but it's keeping me sane, I guess. There's something that can be said about numbness, I totally get you.

 

If I may cheer you up a bit, here's Fake Jinx!

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JardyOfSuburbia

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1 hour ago, Mar said:

If I may cheer you up a bit, here's Fake Jinx!

Fake Jinx! That's adorable. Jinxy's been great keeping me grounded. Love coming home and having her happy to see me. Also, a lion cut is going to happen again soon.

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I'm sorry that you're going through all of this. I hope the tumor is benign and there's nothing to worry about. And I hope your dad's treatment will be the last one needed. Hang in there.

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AlissaGoesRAWR

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I can't believe how much shit keeps piling on you. You're such a nice person. I hate this and I wish there was something I could do to help. :( :hug:

 

17 hours ago, Mar said:

If I may cheer you up a bit, here's Fake Jinx!

So fake Molly by default then? :P

It's interesting to see that Marbles is a Maine Coon/Tabby mix. I've always assumed both of my cats have some Coon in them, but I'll never know for sure since they're both rescues and I don't even know where they came from.

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JardyOfSuburbia

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12 hours ago, AlissaGoesRAWR said:

I can't believe how much shit keeps piling on you. You're such a nice person. I hate this and I wish there was something I could do to help. :( :hug:

Thanks, Alissa. It's definitely a trying time, but I've had such a "normal" life that eventually things like this would happen...just didn't think it would come in this kind of magnitude or all at once.

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Billie Hoe

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I'm so sad to hear about everything that is happening to you and your family :( This really sounds unbearable to me. I applaud your attitude.

I hope your family will make a quick recovery and your luck turns. You're in my thoughts ❤

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On 8/12/2017 at 1:41 PM, JardyOfSuburbia said:

Thanks, Alissa. It's definitely a trying time, but I've had such a "normal" life that eventually things like this would happen...just didn't think it would come in this kind of magnitude or all at once.

I'm like, a week late on this I know, but God, I hear you, I can relate. I had a relatively normal life, too. I have parents that love me. I haven't had too severe health issues. We've always had money problems, but I'm still alive. I was lucky enough to have some great experiences in life, and I was privileged enough to not need to work full-time because my parents took care of me. I knew both that I was lucky to not face any major crises while younger, and that eventually my laziness and luck would come back to bite me in the ass. You are so much more responsible with real life than I am so the laziness thing doesn't apply to you and you could probably cope with things better than I can just because you were never as sheltered as I am, but that means nothing when as many catastrophic things happen at once like is happening to your family. It's like, life, can you give me a chance to handle these things by having them happen, if they must, in a controlled setting?! I'm not as sympathetic of a character as you are because of my laziness, and that's what makes me angry that you're feeling the same things I am and you definitely don't deserve them, especially at once.

I hope that made sense and I hope I don't seem like I'm trying to make things about myself, but write what you know, right? I'm tired, so forgive me.

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13 hours ago, Mar said:

 I hope that made sense and I hope I don't seem like I'm trying to make things about myself, but write what you know, right? I'm tired, so forgive me.

Haha, no, no you're totally fine and I understand what you're getting at. Thanks for the words as it's nice to hear feedback from others. I can't keep all of this shit bottled in so, it's nice to get out here on the forum.

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Goddamn man. That's so much to deal with. Really sorry you're having to go through all of this. My mom had to have a biopsy done a few months ago and I was so stressed about it. Thankfully it was non-cancerous. Knowing how much I worried about it, I can only imagine how you're feeling. Stay strong. Green Day will be a nice escape.

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