so, last thursday, i was at work, and i had been there for eleven hours. my dad calls.
"i don't know how to say this so i'm gonna just say it. i found out yesterday that i have cancer. throat and tongue."
how do you respond to that?
well, so he doesn't know anything yet. he's going for some tests tomorrow. and he tells me, "i want you to come up here next week so we can go over some stuff." great.
i'm not really upset yet. i mean, i was the first day, but then i figure, there's nothing to be worried about yet. they don't even know how extensive the cancer is. it could be just a little spot that they can remove with surgery. who knows. i'm going up there saturday night (he lives on the coast of north carolina, just in from the OBX). next tuesday i'm taking him to UNC for some tests. i'm not sure how to react to all this. he's trying to be upbeat about it, even though he wants to go over his will with me. i'm just continuing to pray.
i hope he decides to ignore my weight on this trip.