RIP Papa

Apr. 2nd, 2014 07:04 am
fimbrethiel: (nutty)
I'm sorry to announce that my father-in-law Bill passed away peacefully in his sleep this morning at 6am after a brief but aggressive bout of kidney cancer.

Rest in peace in God's hands, Bill.

*sniffle*

Feb. 27th, 2014 01:28 pm
fimbrethiel: (nutty)
Booey just mailed the application for his driver's test.

*cry*

When did I get so old?
fimbrethiel: (nutty)
I'm taking Booey skiing for his first time tomorrow. SO PSYCHED. I haven't skied in... since the year before he was born, I think. Now if I can just manage to not break an old-lady hip or knock myself unconscious, I'll consider the day a success. *g*
fimbrethiel: (Fim_BlueSnowflakes)
I've got a lot of nerve, right? Disappearing for months on end with nary an explanation in sight (they were good reasons, I promise), then popping  up out of the blue and asking for some positive thoughts, but...

My father-in-law has kidney cancer. The tumor is 'bigger than a softball', he told me yesterday, and one kidney is completely dead. A few weeks ago he had the first of two surgeries in which the blood supply to the kidney and tumor was tied off, hoping to basically starve it and cause it to die. He's scheduled for a second surgery on Thursday. The surgeon will remove the dead kidney, the tumor, the lymph nodes, and the adrenal gland.

FILwill spend 5-7 days in the hospital. At this time it's unknown whether any cancer cells have spread or whether there is cardiac involvement. He told me that chemotherapy is ineffective over 95% of the time for this type of cancer. Long-term prognosis is unknown.

FIL is a bit of an asshole, but still, he's my hubby's dad, you know? Steve is feeling very conflicted right now. He's been so angry with his dad for so long that now he doesn't quite know how to feel. He's still angry about a lot of things, but he's also feeling guilty about being angry.

Prayers, positive thoughts, and flaming chickens would be appreciated.

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