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My Father Is Dying Of Cancer.

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I hope it is okay to talk about this here, I know some people say that some posts are depressing. I do not mean to depress anyone I just wanted to know if others could share their feelings about what I am going through.

My father is dying of cancer and I just found out tonight. I have not seen any of my family for a very long time. My family did not understand my illness and they really did not want much to do with me because they figured I should just be able to just snap out it. There was no understanding at all. I basically lived most of my life trying so hard to please. Now that he is dying I am feeling all kinds of different emotions. I was wondering if anyone has ever been through this? The rest of the family have known for over a week but no one has told me. It was a friend of the family who told me. They have left me out of family gatherings for a long time, now I will also be left out of this. I guess what I am asking is it normal to feel many emotions at a time like this?

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I'm very sorry to hear about your father. I'm perhaps even more sorry to hear about the way you've been cut out of your family. I never thought ignorance and lack of understanding about this illness could be carried to such an extent. Quite frankly, and forgive me for saying so, that makes me sick to my stomach.

But you have all of our support here, gem. If you ever need to talk about this or anything else, we're all here for you.

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