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Bad news from my Dad's doc...

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Today my dad finally had his doctor's appointment (remember he went to the ER on 6/23/09). The MRI, cat scan and a bunch of other tests results were handed to his doctor. Turns out he has 2 discs that have slipped. That is what is causing him so much pain. The doctor doesn't think he has a hernia, he thinks that what he feels is the pressure from the slipped discs. But there's more. The doctor sees a mass in between these 2 discs. He doesn't think it is cancer, but my dad has to see a specialist. His doctor doesn't want to say much since he isn't a specialist, but he thinks my dad needs a surgery, and that he wont be back to work for a while. We are now waiting to be notified of his specialist's appointment. We're going to have to take him to Phoenix, AZ to see that doctor, which is like 2 1/2 -3 hours away.

I'm so upset right now. It scares me to death to think that my dad has to have surgery on his back or that there is a possibility of cancer. I'm just so scared right now.

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    emoticon Praying for you and your family Marcia. I know back pain is awful. I've had two herniated disc and a popped disc..ouchie. :( Again, you all will be in my thoughts!!
    3540 days ago
    My prayers are with you and your Dad. I pray for the doctors too that they will have healing hands, and the knowledge will be there to know what to do with the problems your dad faces in the best way for him. I pray for you and your family that you will have strength and security knowing that you have friends and God on your side. Many blessing to you during this difficult time. There will be blessings, you will just need to look for them a little more closely.
    3546 days ago
    It saddens me to see you go though this :-( You're daddy is going to be ok, you'll see...... God is watching over him. I'll have him and you in my prayers. I'm here if you need anything. Luv you my friend.

    Stay Strong.
    3547 days ago
    please let us know when you hear ANYTHING! You have real friends here- who are praying for you and your dad! I am one of them! Please let me know when everything is OK!

    Thinking of you today ,

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    Awww, I am sorry you are worried. I'm a worry wart too so I can relate. Try and keep positive thoughts and hopefully it won't be nothing serious. I'll be praying for you guys.

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    Marcia don't worry I will be praying for your dad's health and that everything turns out A O.K. ! No te preocupes my friend con el favor de Dios todo va salir bien. Ya veras. emoticon
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    I am sorry to hear about your father possibly having to have surgery. It is a scary thing to contemplate, but he is lucky to have you there! Specialists are definitely good. Don't take it personally if they are rude, I think it is in their job desription. Mine was an @$$. Anyways, wishing you the best, and if you need anything holler.

    3548 days ago
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