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    My dad needs your help! Seriously

    I haven't been here much lately and most likely won't be around too much in the near future. My dad, we got the final diagnosis today, has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He and mom, and me too, will appreciate your prayers and good thoughts. He is 91 and his mind is sharp. He had to quit work in '80 because of blindness. He still has his sense of humor. That's all on the good side for him. He is too ill to go home they say and I believe it. Looking at hospice/nursing home options tomorrow.

    LOML had carpel tunnel surgery last Friday to add to the mix. Nothing but an inconvenience compared to dad's problems.

    Dad was pleased when I told him I have a great group of friends that I have never met that would be pulling for him. He has a nickname he picked up in grammar school--the teacher asked him if he was related to Casey Jones, the engineer. Dad said I don't know, but I'll ask mom tonight. Friends have called him Casey ever since.
    Last edited by Ron Jones; 08-18-2011 at 06:56 AM.
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    Thoughts and prayers on the way Ron.

    Seems like your family has and has always had a pretty good outlook on life.

    I like our little group of friends here in the interwebs. I tell my family that they really aren't imaginary friends, and that I've actually met a few of them and they have met all my expectations.

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    Ron

    Your Dad sounds like a very special person, it will be an honor to pray for him and his family..

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    Take all the time that you need Ron. I will definitely pray for him.
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    You've got it coming from here, Ron. We'll all be pulling for Casey.
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    Ole Casey Jones has some prayers coming from the NW corner of the Hoosier state!!!!!! Like mentioned, your family sounds like their heads are on straight and that is rare in this day and age. I'll be praying for you and your family and hope to see you back here soon.
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    We are here for you and pulling for your dad.

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    here is to hoping you and your family get through these tough times as well as possibly,, cherish the time you have now ron..
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    Thoughts and prayers coming from New Hampshire.
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