My dad passed away last May, 22 months after being diagnosed with SCLC-ED. I could not write about him for a long time because I have missed him so much, but I felt I had left something unfinished by not coming back here to thank you. The physicians, patients and caregivers that devote themselves to sharing information and words of wisdom on Cancergrace perform an invaluable service. You made our cancer experience more bearable and taught us things that we have passed on to others. My dad's quality of life was quite good for nearly all but the last 3 months (and really it wasn't the cancer at the end but other lung problems--perhaps exacerbated by the cancer and/or the treatment). We were able to spend a lot of time together and share hopes and memories, and we were grateful for that. My dad left my brother and I an autobiography that he had started back in 2005, long before his cancer diagnosis. We weren't allowed to read it until he had died. I only wish that he had had the time to write more, but I can hear his voice in his words.
Thank you again and stay strong.