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    That sucks man. Hope he can find the strength to get through it.

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    Sorry Brian. Fuck cancer.

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    Thanks all. Yeah, it's rough. Michele's struggling a lot. They still haven't gotten to talk to a doctor (they legit just gave the PET scan results to my mother in law in the lobby of the imaging center). He's seeming surprisingly positive, but Michele's having a hell of a time.

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    Oh dang, that sounds pretty advanced. And as if they just hand over the results like that!

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    I know, right? Michele's mom has had her own battle with cancer, but when we found out she had it, they had us all come in together to meet with a professional to deliver the news with compassion and context. I honestly thought that he was probably okay because they called and just said "yeah, come by and get the results whenever", so it's honestly pretty shocking.

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    Fuck cancer.

    I had a weird experience when my mum's terminal cancer verdict came through 11 years ago, and I still don't know how to actually process how they went about it.
    They told me and my mum briefly that she was terminal, but then I had a separate meeting with the specialist who showed me the results of her bone scan, which showed so much cancer that it looked like her skeleton had been out on a slightly rainy day. So she actually never saw that scan.

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    Yeah, from what I'm gathering her mom hasn't actually shown her dad the full results, just told him that "it's bad." He's got some pain meds now from their actual doctor, though I know he's been not wanting to take them so he doesn't get all doped up.

    They're down in Phoenix getting a biopsy down right now, and they meet with the oncologist on Tuesday. I think we all know going into it it's not going to be good news, but at the same time I know it hits in a whole new way when it's official, just like it did when the PET scan results came back. We knew they were not going to be good, but it was that "it's officially not good" that hit way harder.

    They also had to put their cat down on Wednesday night. So, when it rains it pours.

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    Oh man...

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    They were showing Trump's "press conference" this morning in the waiting room at the hospital with the sound up, which seems particularly cruel.

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    Last week was the oncology appointment. My wife was worried they were just going to talk about hospice care, and I was worried he was going to get the "you have x amount of time left", but the oncologist actually seemed hopeful. However, he did want to schedule a brain MRI to see if it had spread there.

    It has.

    I guess that explains why it seemed like he wasn't always all there when I saw him last. One tumor is pressing on one of his optic nerves which could cause him to go blind in that eye.

    Next oncology appointment was supposed to be later but they've scheduled one for Monday. Sunday is father's day but also my birthday. Michele had already planned to come out and spend a couple of days here, flying in late on Sunday. Her parents are still encouraging her to do it, but it feels like a bad idea to me.

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