I just found out that my dad has only weeks left to live probably. His tumor came back, and with reinforcements. My Aunt and Uncle from Texas are coming up to see him, and maybe stay for my birthday on Wednesday. The most I can hope for now is that his passing will be as painless as possible.
He put up such a strong fight. He lasted 15 months longer than the doctors initially said he would, and he will be surrounded by the family and friends that matter.
Mom has encouraged me to keep up with my online activities rather than shut myself down socially, since she's seen how much it helps me through these times.
I hope the rest of you gaians who read this have a much better November/December than we are.