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    I think my world is about to be shaken from the core. I got a strange message from my stepbrother this past Friday that I should call my dad. He had gone to the doctor and got a not-so-good report. He would not tell me what was going on. So I talked to my sister and she did not know anything either, so I called my dad. My stepmom answered and she was in tears and I'm immediately thinking 'cancer'. Dad has cancer.

    She told me that he felt a lump in his abdomen and so they went to an immediate care center to have it looked at on Wednesday last week. The doctor felt it was a hernia and arranged a surgeon to have it fixed but they needed to have a CT scan done first. Well, the doctor called back and said that it was not a hernia, but a mass/tumor of some sort. My stepmom was not sure of the exact location or the size of it, but is sounds like it could be his liver. Surgery was cancelled and this doctor referred my dad to a specialist. That doctor ordered blood tests on Friday and those will be back tomorrow and my dad sees this new doctor tomorrow. The blood tests will tell them more about the mass but he may also need a biopsy.

    My dad has already been through bladder cancer and this past 31 December, if his tests came back clean, this was considered 'cured' and he did not have to return for any further checkups on his bladder.

    I am expecting the worse but hoping and praying for the best but I have to be realistic, his father, two brothers and sister all died from cancer. His dad died at about 76, brothers at about 65 and 72 and his sister at 81. My dad is now 76.

    I am numb, disbelieving, shocked and scared all rolled into one. But oddly, I'm incredibly calm about it. I have been expecting a phone call like this for the past couple years to be honest.

    My Dad is my rock, my hero, my buddy, my comic relief, my best friend.

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    I'll be keeping your family in my prayers.
    Beth

    Procrastinate. It frees up time to quilt!

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    • #3
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      I'll be keeping him in my prayers too. Prayer changes things. Keeping yourself calm and busy will help you cope.

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        Sending you MASSIVE HUGS AND LOTS OF PRAYERS!!


        Ó, og sterkur drykkur þegar þú þarft smá logn.
        Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
        it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

        "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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        • #5
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          Sending many prayers and hugs your way

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            I am so so sorry to hear this and my sincere hope is that this tumor, if that is what this is, can be surgically removed so he doesn't have to go through dreaded cancer treatments all over again. Please let us know what the diagnosis is if you can. We are all thinking of you.

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            • #7
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              Hard to say, "not to worry until all the tests results are in", but you will worry just the same. Adding my prayers to the list.
              Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

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              • #8
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                Thanks to all of you. I will post an update when I get one.

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                • #9
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                  Hugs and prayers coming your way!
                  Brenda.

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                  • #10
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                    Oh, prayers will be with you and your family.

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                      I will keep you and your Dad and all your family in my prayers. {{{{{HUGS}}}}

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                        I am so sorry to hear this about your dad! May God give the strength and peace to face what lies ahead.

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                          I'm so sorry! We are going thru with trying to make the decision for surgery to remove MM's bladder now. He should do it, but doesn't know if he wants to. I understand completely because it would involve him having to wear a bag the rest of his life, but from what we have been told, it is the only guarantee that the cancer will be gone. Such hard decisions and cancer sucks.
                          pat.

                          No rain....no rainbows!


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                            Thinking of you . I know how hard this is!

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                              Keeping you in prayer. My dad and I are very close too. He's had some health problems lately and even though he's 88 years old, I'm not ready to even think about losing him! Praying for a good outcome and peace for your and your family.

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