Dad Has Cancer

Cancer LiveStrong

All right guys, cancer finally made it to my family.

I have plenty of my own websites to take care of and even keep providing service to a few offline clients and you know what? I can’t focus.

My dad has just been told he has cancer.

The real bad one and spread all over his spine already.

I can’t stop thinking what is going to happen next to be honest.

Mexican Families

Mexican families are tight.

Like ridiculous tight, we don’t have that “you’re 18 now, you’re supposed to be out of the nest now, go on, fly!“.

I have friends that are 40+ years old and they still live at their parent’s house.

Obviously this is not the vast majority but it happens and it’s not something uncommon in Mexico.

So to make a long story short, dad is also diabetic (can’t have any sugars).

Sergio Felix Sr. & Sergio Felix Jr.

Has always kept a very strict diet, made exercise daily and today it appears to have prostate cancer and according to some study, it has spread already to his spine. 

He just went to the movie theater with my mother to catch a movie.

I can’t even remember when was the last time something like that even happened.

Something seriously wrong is going on as I write this.

The picture you are looking at is from a recent trip I made over Europe with my dad.

The whole trip I felt it was the last trip we were going to do together (we have done several)… and I seriously hope I’m wrong about this.

Conclusion

I have been dealing with dad’s health results and with an offline client for the past two weeks.

I know it has been a lot tougher for him of course!

I also don’t know if I’m going to be able to come back [to the blog] any time soon but I do promise that I won’t turn MWS into my personal diary.

I just wanted to keep you up to date with what has been happening lately and this is it.

Thank you for reading.

Sergio

About The Author

Sergio Felix

Hi, I’m Sergio Felix, founder of Marketing With Sergio. I work full time as a digital marketing expert for the retail industry managing a team of experts in departments of SEO, SEM, front-end web development and conversion rate optimisation and in my spare time I love conducting offline digital marketing workshops and teaching other entrepreneurs how to build and maintain business oriented websites with WordPress. I’m highly passionate about blogging, writing, music, jogging, entrepreneurship and personal development.

16 Comments

  • Jon Nastor

    Reply Reply May 8, 2012

    Sergio,

    That totally and utterly sucks.

    I wish that I had something more positive to say, but this is a super hard thing
    to have to go through, but I know that you are a strong dude and will find
    a way. This shit can be beaten, I’ve seen it happen numerous times.

    Stay close to your family cause they need you most right now.

    Also, remember if you need to chat or vent at any point you can
    always track me down and I’m sure that there are 100 other people
    that would love to help.

    Take care,

    Jon

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply May 8, 2012

      Hey Jon,

      That was positive enough for me man and I am certainly going to stay close to dad on this one.

      Thank you a lot for your support and offering, I know we’re going to give it our best and well, hope for the best!

      Take care Jon and speak soon. ;-)

  • Devesh

    Reply Reply May 8, 2012

    Hi Sergio,

    This is a terrible news and it totally sucks, man. I don’t think I have anything positive to add but one thing that I know is – you are strong enough to tackle this.

    Take care, bud.

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply May 8, 2012

      Hey Dev,

      Thank you for your support man, it really means a lot. Speak soon! ;-)

  • Joe Lampo

    Reply Reply May 8, 2012

    Hi, Sergio. Sorry to learn of your father’s malady, but happy to learn of the closeness of your family. Us Italians are the same, no one is ever encouraged to leave the nest!

    Prostate cancer is supposed to be a slow growth cancer. I’m surprised this has spread so fast.

    I hope something is available to arrest that growth and ultimately kill the cancer.

    You and your dad appear to be close, and that’s good and a plus for dad.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Stay well and under God’s protection.

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply May 8, 2012

      Hey Joe,

      You’re right, we are very close indeed and well, I think that’s what actually makes this very hard to digest for everyone, not just me and dad.

      I am clueless on how long he has been ill from cancer (I don’t think my dad knows either) so I can’t really tell if this has been spreading fast or not.

      There has been some studies already and I think tomorrow we’ll find out how bad this really is after the full body scans.

      Thank you for your encouragement words, it really means a lot Joe, take care and speak soon! ;-)

      PS. I went to your site and I LOVED the picture you included in your contact page. Great job man and you gave me a really good idea, thank you!!

  • Jens P. Berget

    Reply Reply May 9, 2012

    Hi Sergio,

    I’m so sorry to hear about this.

    Stay close to your dad, and make the best of what you’ve got.

    My thoughts are with you and your family.

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply May 9, 2012

      Hey Jens,

      I will. Thank you for your support man, I really appreciate it.

      Take care as well and speak soon Jens. ;-)

  • Cararta

    Reply Reply May 9, 2012

    Sorry Sergio,

    I’ve not been around much because of a similar problem..my youngest sister’s husband. We don’t have the results back yet on the prostate, they did a catscan for the brain because of garbled speech and determined no cancer but had evidence of a small stroke.

    Still Waiting.

    God be with you, there are miracles every day.

    C.

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply May 9, 2012

      Hey Carolyn,

      Sorry to hear about your current situation and I really hope he can recover from his stroke soon.

      We’re on the same phase here… still waiting for futher studies, more doctors opinions and definitely not easy times but I’m sure we will make it through.

      Thank you for your kind and encouraging words Carolyn, take good care and speak soon! ;-)

      PS. Every time I visit your sites they are looking better and better each time. I see a lot of potential for improvement but good job so far!

  • Andrew Stark

    Reply Reply May 10, 2012

    In the UK once you reach 40 all men are checked for prostate cancer, so if this is not the case in Mexico you could start an awareness campaign.

    A few years ago one of the drugs I worked on came close to reaching the market for prostate cancer, but like so many drugs I’ve made it wasn’t good enough in the clinical trial to get approved by the FDA. Lot’s of clever people are all working hard to find cures for things like these, so one day a cure will become available.

    Keep strong.

    Andrew

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply May 10, 2012

      Hey Andrew,

      To be honest I have never seen anything about prostate cancer before, at least not in Mexico so starting an awareness campaign might actually be a great idea, seriously.

      Apparently my dad’s case is bad but definitely treatable, we still don’t know. He’s actually leaving to Mexico City in a couple of hours to see a specialist over there, I’m just crossing my fingers everything turns out OK.

      I knew you were a scientist but I didn’t know you worked developing drugs, that’s so cool and too bad it didn’t quite make it for FDA.

      Thanks for your encouraging words and sharing that story, take care! ;-)

  • Thomas

    Reply Reply May 15, 2012

    Hi
    Very sorry to hear about you dad Sergio. I have had Cancer very close in my family too and it is always a big shock when something like that happens. It kind of put things in perspective and the small problems we all go around and complain about are feel ridicules.
    Keep strong and take care Sergio

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply May 15, 2012

      Thank you Thomas!

      You’re right about everything.

      It immediately puts every single thing in perspective and it has literally opened up my eyes to life, my relations and that I shouldn’t take anything for granted.

      It has helped me understand the order of importance in life greatly and to be honest I think I’ll have a huge improvement as a person after this.

      Thank you for your kind and encouraging words, I really appreciate it Thomas and sorry that you had it really close as well.

      Stay strong you too my good friend! ;-)

  • Linda

    Reply Reply May 15, 2012

    Hey Sergio,

    Did you get my last email I sent you a few weeks ago? I didn’t realize you made a blog post.

    My dad had/has prostate cancer – it is very common among men, unfortunately. It is too bad that it spread to his spine, my dad’s spread to his bladder.

    My dad also was very healthy and exercised religiously and ate properly, but if the disease wants to come out, it will. I hope there are some good doctors that are able to give him a variety of options to correct it. I do believe all will be ok, with the proper treatment. My dad is doing pretty good, in fact this past Sunday he looked really good compared to the past few weeks..only a couple more weeks left on the hormone shot and hopefully all will be good. It will be a long and tough battle for you all, but you all will get through it!!

    Prayers going out to you all.
    Linda

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply May 15, 2012

      Hey Linda, I got it, thank you!!!

      These past weeks were very, VERY hard for me and my family and I really had my head and thoughts wandering off including no sleep, no ability to focus or work, nada.

      So I think I may have missed to thank you for that but I’m thanking you right now!

      There are great news about this and even though my dad’s battle with cancer has just started, he’s in an excellent position to recover from it.

      Apparently the first doctor (or an assistant) said there was nothing else to do for my dad due to his condition so it was a very hard shock to all of us.

      My dad made it home just yesterday and luckily the first conclusion was the stupidest medical resolution ever as he has been told he’s really young and that he can overcome this really easy.

      I don’t want to claim victory or anything because cancer has its ways so we’re still checking closely on my old man’s recovery.

      Thank you for your support Linda and I’m so glad to hear that your dad is almost done with his battle! ;-)

      My prayers go to you and your family as well.

      PS. I’ll translate and print out the paper you shared for my dad, thank you again!!

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