Well I had hoped to update this blog more often, and I do hope to do that. I have not updated in the past week or so, because, well when your world goes to shit every thing is a blur. That is the way I feel.

October 31st, 2008 – that’s right Halloween, of all days. I received a phone call from Ruth, my dads wife at around 9PM. (Dad divorced my mom when I was about 7, no ill will, we’re cool). But as mom handed me the phone, I knew something was up, it was never normal for her or my dad to call this late.

Rich, I have some bad news about your dad… (Rich Sr.) he’s in the hospital… your dad has lung cancer…

We spent the next 30 minutes or so talking, and she was telling me what was going on. I knew dad was sick for the past 3 months or so, but we thought it was simply pneumonia or COPD. Dad’s 62, and has been a smoker all his life, coughing and hacking was nothing new.

He had went to the doctor for trouble breathing… Doctor advised him to go to the ER, and the ER admitted him. They took a chest x-ray and that is when they found the large mass and two smaller masses in his left lung.

Sunday, November 2nd, they drained a large amount of fluid from his lung to make it easier for him to breath.

Monday, November 3rd, they preformed a body scan, and CAT scan. – This confirmed it all. It was lung cancer, and fairly advanced.

Monday, November 10th, they started Chemotherapy and Radiation treatments. We know little more then that for now.

So… that’s my week from hell. I’m getting over the shock of it all I guess. I’ll try to keep updates going of any progress.

Thank you every one for your support and prayers.

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