My dad has bowel cancer
Hi. I’m new to this site. My dad is just over 70 and has in the last few days been diagnosed with bowel cancer. A large growth has been found and although he’s not in pain he is not able to go to the toilet properly. I have spent hours and hours on the net looking for answers. And most of what I have read is positive. I have young children and live 100 miles away from my parents so haven’t been able to attend appointments with them. I am however making arrangements to go to the next one where we’ll be told the stage and treatment options. My mum tells me my dad has lost a lot of weight and I can tell when I speak to him he is not himself. He is very tired and has no energy. I feel emotionally exhausted already and this is just the beginning. I’m scared of what he’ll look like when I see him as when I last saw him a couple of months ago he was his normal self. He seems to have deteriorated quickly and I hope this isn’t a bad sign. We can’t change what is already in existence but I guess I am just on here for moral support.