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Prayers for my dad
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Found out today that my dad very likely has kidney cancer and may possibly have cancer of the lungs and liver as well. He called me about 4 weeks ago asking about my symptoms from when I had kidney stones and told me he'd pissed a rusty color and was having pain in his lower back. I told him to get in to see the MD ASAP. The Dr. told him he had a bladder infection and put him on antibiotics. Less than a week after he finished the meds he started pissing bright red, they put him on the antibiotics again and scheduled a CT scan which he had done last Fri.

Today, I got a call from my mom saying they found two 3cm lesions on one kidney, a 10cm lesion on the other kidney and possible lesions/spots on both his liver and lungs. He is going in tonight for another CT scan as well as an MRI and will probably have a biopsy done later this week. Sounds like probable kidney cancer and possible lung and liver cancer. At this point, I'm just waiting on a final verdict and to hear what we need to do to fight this.

I'm feeling pretty much helpless right now. There's nothing I can do other than hope for the best and prepare for the worst. I know my dad won't go down w/o a fight and he has a lot of support from friends and family in this battle. I'll update you guys later this week when I know more. Thanks in advance for your kind thoughts/prayers/words.
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Hopefully he has a great staff working for him, and he pulls thru
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Damn, sorry to hear man. I hope he pulls through. You know I'm here for ya if you need it hug
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Sorry to hear this Dave. I never know what to say during these type of circumstances. Just pray man. Pray for your dad, your family, the doctors etc.
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I'm sorry to hear that Dave. I too am in a similar situation again. Just gotta keep your head up and be there for him. Only advise I can give is don't be selfish like I was. I would think " crap what am I gonna do without my dad or what's mom gonna do" instead of wondering how my dad was dealing with it other then him saying I'm fine.
My dad and I are now closer instead of the usual " hey dad hows it going? is mom home" conversations we use to have.

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Jerry, message me your #, I just might do that. I'm trying to remember that I am not in control of what happens here, only how I respond to it. It definitely puts things in perspective and makes me want to spend more time w/ my mom and dad who I tend to avoid more than I should.

Still waiting on more info from my parents today...
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OMG Dave, I am very saddened to hear this! You, Ashley and your entire family are in my thoughts my friend. I'm on the other side of the cell phone if you ever need anything man. hug
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I meant to text you, Eli, but I've been kinda all over the place the past few days. MRI machine broke last night before they got my dad in so he's going in for the CT scan and MRI tomorrow morning and then sees a urologist tomorrow afternoon. Luckily, I was able to bury myself in my work today and that made things a little easier. I also tried to be extra courteous to everyone I interacted w/ today, in person and on the phone, that seemed to help too. At this point I'm just hoping for the best but preparing for the worst.
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(05-06-2013, 09:27 PM)Gimmezell Wrote:  Sorry to hear this Dave. I never know what to say during these type of circumstances. Just pray man. Pray for your dad, your family, the doctors etc.

jeremy is right, what do ya say?

dave i lost my dad to a heart attack last february. you, your family, your dad and as jeremy suggested, the doctors all will be in my thoughts and prayers! well you know where to come if you need anything ...

and i saw that the post was on the 6th, and said a scan was scheduled for that night, any update?
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the MRI broke before he could get in on Monday. He went in this morning for a CT scan and MRI and should be on his way to a Urologist or some sort of specialist as we speak. I'm just waiting for a call from my mom or dad to see what the MD has to say.

Kyle, I remember when you said something about your dad passing. I can't even imagine how hard that had/has to be for you. My dad is not even 56 years old yet so this is all out of the blue for us. Honestly, I always expected my mom would pass away before my dad. Obviously, I don't want either of them to leave this Earth but that's how I've always pictured things due to their history. I can't even fathom how things will work if he dies. I'm pretty much trying not to think about it until I know what his diagnosis and prognosis are. He's a fighter so hopefully we caught this early enough that he has a good chance at survival.
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