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What Should I Get My Dad For Father's Day.. He's Sick?

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What Should I Get My Dad For Father's Day.. He's Sick?

Postby Lazar » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:46 pm

My dad has had pancreatic cancer for a few months now and it's gotten a lot worse. He's constantly in pain and he seems like he's lost hope. There's nothing I can get him that will make him feel better physically b/c messages or creams wouldn't work on his back.. He's also been really depressed these past few weeks.. Do you guys have any idea what I can get for him that would be appropriate and also cheer him up a bit?

I was thinking of getting him something to pass the time with like a movie or a book, but he looks too tired to watch or read..

I'm gonna get him flowers for sure, but I want something else as well..
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What Should I Get My Dad For Father's Day.. He's Sick?

Postby Kirklin » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:47 pm

FLOWERS AND A COSTUME BUILD A BEAR FROM CANCER CARE ALL THE MONEY GOES TO THAT CHARITY
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What Should I Get My Dad For Father's Day.. He's Sick?

Postby Cleme » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:51 pm

In addition, or in place of any gift, make a list of the reasons why you appreciate him.
Perhaps have it inscribed on a wall plague.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVQP6GL-P... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbqF6Xv1m...

If your father, or grandfather, has passed away, take the list, a small jar, and a spade, to his grave site.
Read the list to him, than place the list in the jar, and bury it there.

Please don't get a joke card. In my 20+ years of working with fathers, it has been rare that a joke card that makes fun of his abilities is really appreciated.

I wrote this to "Dear Abby" for Father's Day, March 19, 2005.

APPRECIATION FOR JOB WELL DONE IS WHAT FATHERS WANT TO HEAR

DEAR ABBY: Today is Father's Day, so why don't we try to do more for dear old Dad than give him the usual greeting card that promotes the idea that all dads are imbeciles, followed by a collect call to see what he thought of the card. (Father's Day is the day when the most collect calls are made.)

We should treat our fathers the way we treat our mothers on Mother's Day and show them we appreciate them for being there. Yes, you probably tell your father all the time that you love him, but the minds of men work differently. Anyone can say "I love you," but as men, knowing that we are appreciated for a job well done is what really gets us teary-eyed.

Something else you can do -- especially you sons out there (but daughters can do it, too) -- is to make sure Dad has been to the doctor for a checkup, including depression screening. This can go a long way toward making sure he's here on Father's Day next year.

I wasn't raised by my father, but by a stepfather. Although we did not see eye-to-eye on many things, I would not be the person I am today if it were not for him. This man, who spent years climbing on top of heavy construction equipment to prepare the ground for many of the homes, businesses, roads and highways of Southern California, now finds it difficult to get into a car. Although none of the houses or roads have his name on them, they are all testaments to his life and the lives of men like him.

So today, let's do something extra for Dad, without him pulling out his wallet to pay for it. -- George McCasland, Overland Park, Kansas
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