Hello lovelies, as many of you have seen, it’s been a while since I last posted, so with great sadness and a broken heart, I’d thought I’d let you know why.
My Dad was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer on the 24th of December 2015.
Some of you may know that a pancreatic cancer diagnosis is not good, the chance of survival is next to none, unless you are lucky enough to be a candidate for the Whipple operation but to get to that stage you must endure chemotherapy and radiotherapy and Hope that the tumour shrinks and doesn’t spread.
The chemotherapy started on the 18th of February 2016, my mum’s birthday!
My Dad went through this without complaint, then there was radiotherapy.
This continued up until the tumour had shrunk enough for my Dad to be a candidate for the Whipple operation.
This operation is one of the biggest operations to undertake, I won’t go into detail, all I will say is that the operation took 10 hours.
My dad wanted this operation as it was a life extension of hopefully 5 to 10 years, without it he wouldn’t have got a year.
My dad walked into the hospital on the 15th of August 2016 , their wedding anniversary.
The operation itself went well and he was doing good, apart from a fall in the hospital toilet, as he was left unaided!
2 weeks after the Whipple operation he took a massive bleed that resulted in another surgery and another surgery the following day, my dad then spent the next 3 and a half weeks in Intensive care 😢
We sat by his bedside day and night willing and praying and hoping that he’d pull through, and he did ❤
I thought our prayers had been answered, I was wrong 🙁
I won’t go into to much detail but some of you may have seen my anger on twitter at the lack of care my dad received, we couldn’t have shouted any louder.
My dad was left unable to walk and brain-damaged 😢 he never made it home after the operation and sadly he passed away on the 24th of February with my mother and brother and myself by his side 💔
We can hopefully lay him to rest next week as this was delayed due to the procurator fiscal being involved as none of the doctors would sign his death certificate.
We got a temporary cause of death from the procurator fiscal and can register his death tomorrow, but it’s pending investigation 😢 we won’t know the real cause of his death for 6 to 8 week’s.
The only thing that’s keeping me going just now is knowing that he isn’t suffering anymore.
My heart is breaking 💔