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I got bad news this morning

Postby Allie » Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:08 am

My mom called me at 7:18 am which really never happens. Well, she first asked if anyone was at home with me. I told her the kids were getting ready for school and she told me she has bad news. My dad was diagnosed with colon cancer back in 2002. They thought it was gone. He had surgery on April 15, 2002 and after that no signs of cancer. When he went in for his routine testing on July 31, the blood work showed elevated levels (of what I am not sure because they didn't say). The doctor scheduled more tests. After cat scans, more bloodwork, x-rays, and mri's, they have found cancer in his lungs and a mass in his brain. At first, they wanted to do surgery on his lungs o remove the tumors but when they found it in his brain, they decided to hold off on that. He hasn't seen the neurosurgeon yet but is waiting for a phone call and appt. to go to the Medical Center in Macon, GA to see him and the rest of the team that will be working on his case. The oncologists he saw yesterday told him, he will most likely be admitted immediately to Medical Center. If they can do surgery without damaging his brain, he is going to have it and will discuss the lung surgery. If they can not do surgery without damaging his brain, then it looks like chemo is the only option.

I talked to him for about 45 minutes this morning. The vision problems he has been having for 8 months or so are probably because of the brain tumor. The eye specialist couldn't find anything and for whatever reason never thought to have his brain checked out. He's in really good spirits considering what's going on. My mother is extremely upset and the doctor gave her a prescription for Ativan and some other nerve pill (Daddy couldn't remember the name.). This is the first anyone except my sister has been told what's going on. They didn't want to worry anyone so my grandparents, grandmother, aunts, uncles, and me are just now finding out anything is wrong.

Sorry to ramble. I just needed to get this off my chest.
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Postby Gator » Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:16 am

Allie, our thoughts and prayers go out to you, you Dad and Mom and rest of the family. We will hope for the best. :angel1:

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Postby Delaware Smoker » Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:29 am

Allie,my prayers & thoughts are with you & the rest of your family.I've been through this with my dad,so I kind of know what you are going through.
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Postby DATsBBQ » Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:38 am

I'm hoping for the best outcome possible. They've made some tremendous strides in the field over the past few years.
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Postby DaHorns » Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:45 am

Allie, Im very sorry to hear that. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this tough time. If there is anything we can do to help even if you need someone to talk to please don't hesitate to ask. I was in a similar place as you 8 years ago with my mom, so I know how you are feeling.
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Postby bowhnter » Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:48 am

Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Hope and pray that the surgerys can have a good outcome.

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Postby Burnt Food Dude » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:02 am

:cry: Thoughts & prayers are with you. :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Postby copkid » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:12 am

My prayers are with you all! I will pm you in a bit.

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Postby SteerCrazy » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:14 am

We'll be thinking about your father and family. My dad went through similar instances with the brain thing, couldn't tell ya where it started but I know how you must be feeling. Stay strong :wink:
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Postby TX Sandman » Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:00 pm

Thoughts and prayers from me and mine. I understand, I lost my grandmother a few years ago to cancer.

Like DH said, just let us know if you need anything.
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Postby Papa Tom » Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:08 pm

Thoughts and prayers from here too Allie for your father and the family.
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Postby OSD » Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:28 pm

Our thoughts and prayers being sent for you and your family.

Postby Allie » Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:39 pm

Thank you all so much! I really appreciate your prayers and support. It means a lot.
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Postby bigwheel » Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:39 pm

Hey Allie..praying hard for Dad and the family.

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Postby nascarchuck » Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:07 pm

Allie, our thoughts and prayers will be going out to you, your dad and the rest of your family.

Like DaHorns said, let us know if there is anything that you need.

I also went through the cancer battle with my Dad and one of my real close Aunts. I know what you and your family is going through. Just keep positive!

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