My father was diagnosed with a brain tumor a week ago today. I have all these feelings running through my mind. I feel so alone and I can’t even imagine how he feels. People seem distant because no one knows what to say. The doctors are unemotional and too busy to just sit down and explain everything. I need answers that no one can seem to help with. They say his brain tumor is inoperable because it is in the brain stem. I do not know if it is benign or malignant. It is small, they say they size of a pinky fingernail. He started feeling dizzy and nauseous when he would have a few drinks and then 10 days ago he passed out and we rushed him to the hospital. He was confused and had no recollection of passing out. He asked the same questions over and over. 3 days later we got the diagnosis. We were sent home and now we are dealing with the unknown. I feel helpless. I don’t know how to help him. My dad is my best friend. I just want to know that there are success stories that we can beat this terrible disease. He is taking steroids and will soon start radiation and chemo. The things he loved to do before he is told that he must not do, smoking and drinking. He has nothing to preoccupy his mind. His first doctor visit isn’t for 15 days. 15 days with no answers no relief no nothing.