I lost my dad a little over a year ago to synovial sarcoma. It is literally a one in a million cancer. He had a team of wonderful doctors at Washington University that extended his time with us by four years - long enough to see my mom start nursing school, to see my sister start college and me graduate college, to meet both of the men my sister and I would marry, to find his faith again, and to touch so many people during his treatment. For that, I am grateful. But cancer still took my dad at 55 years old. F cancer.
Some of my dad's tumors are at the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis for research. I take heart knowing that the strides they are making by studying his cancer may one day help another. I also make it a point to send his Christmas present in the form of a donation to Siteman's Patient Care Fund. That same fund helped our family during our struggles.
Mike, I am truly sorry to hear about your loss. Know that you are not alone in your pain - feel free to reach out at any time.