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.