I am afraid my dad's days may be numbered

@snowy22315 (34288)
United States
December 1, 2017 11:08am CST
He went back to the doctor this morning for a post op check up. I am not sure what is making the doctor suspect there is more going on, as I was not there but he is suspecting there might be lymph node involvement. He wants to come in next week for another scan..All of these problems just seemed to creep up..he was fine in June. This is certainly a discouraging development... Any recommendations?
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@Happy2BeMe (69827)
• Canada
1 Dec
I will say a prayer for him. Don't give up.
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@snowy22315 (34288)
• United States
1 Dec
Thanks..I don't think anyone is ready to give up. We need to know what we are dealing with.
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@Happy2BeMe (69827)
• Canada
1 Dec
@snowy22315 Yes and you will.
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@amadeo (47948)
• United States
1 Dec
the only one I can think of.Second opinion if your not happy with the first one
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@snowy22315 (34288)
• United States
1 Dec
Well once he has his lymph nodes scanned we will know more.
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@Kandae11 (27056)
1 Dec
Just be sure he does as the doctor asks.
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@snowy22315 (34288)
• United States
1 Dec
We all try to get him to do that..since he is not local to me it is hard.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
1 Dec
Has he had health problems in the past?
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@snowy22315 (34288)
• United States
1 Dec
He had a cancerous kidney removed two and a half years ago...and just recently had a bout of cancer..and had to have surgery..
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
2 Dec
@snowy22315 Is he still doing any treatment for it?
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
2 Dec
@snowy22315 Is he still doing any treatment for it?
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@AmbiePam (46213)
• United States
1 Dec
I am so sorry. It's possible he is simply being overly cautious.
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@snowy22315 (34288)
• United States
1 Dec
Possible, but not likely..
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@AmbiePam (46213)
• United States
1 Dec
@snowy22315 I know, but at some point hope is all we have when facing the unknown.
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@snowy22315 (34288)
• United States
1 Dec
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@Corbin5 (81725)
• United States
1 Dec
Oh, I do hope that whatever is wrong with your dad turns out to be something easily and successfully treated. I suppose all you can do is wait to see what the next scan reveals. Prayers coming your dad's way from me.
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@snowy22315 (34288)
• United States
1 Dec
Thank you...his name is Paul.
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@Corbin5 (81725)
• United States
1 Dec
@snowy22315 Thank you for letting me know, my friend.
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@snowy22315 (34288)
• United States
1 Dec
@Corbin5 You;re welcome
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@Courtlynn (50903)
• United States
1 Dec
I'm sorry Snowy. Hope the doctor is wrong
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@snowy22315 (34288)
• United States
1 Dec
It would be nice but I am not counting on it.
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@Courtlynn (50903)
• United States
1 Dec
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@snowy22315 (34288)
• United States
1 Dec
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• Jacksonville, Florida
1 Dec
I'm sorry, I will be praying. =(
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@snowy22315 (34288)
• United States
1 Dec
I'm sorry too..Thanks..
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• Jacksonville, Florida
7 Dec
@snowy22315 Your welcome, how is he doing?
@DianneN (59528)
• United States
1 Dec
Oh, no! I'm so sorry, but don't worry yet. Hopefully, it can be treated and taken care of quickly. Prayers for him.
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@snowy22315 (34288)
• United States
1 Dec
It is hard not to..I mean the doctor would not have suggested this if he didn't have a serious concern..and my dad does not want any more surgery..I hope he changes his mind..if he would benefit from it.
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@ridingbet (37917)
• Philippines
2 Dec
i am sorry i was not able to read your previous discussions, but may i ask what is the health condition of your father and why do you say his days are numbered?
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@snowy22315 (34288)
• United States
3 Dec
The doctor thinks he has swollen lymph nodes and just had some surgery to remove a cancerous tumor.
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@ridingbet (37917)
• Philippines
4 Dec
@snowy22315 if the tumor is removed surgically, did you subject that to a histopath or biopsy so you will be sure if it is benign or malignant?
@averygirl72 (14059)
• Philippines
1 Dec
That is sad to know. Hope he recovers and feel fine before Christmas
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@snowy22315 (34288)
• United States
3 Dec
He's not in pain..just not in the best frame of mind, which is understandable.
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@rubyriaz007 (2525)
• India
2 Dec
I will include him in my prayers. Be positive and always hope for the best. Don't worry his scan reports will be positive.
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@snowy22315 (34288)
• United States
3 Dec
Well..anyway, we will see.
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@YrNemo (8585)
2 Dec
Let hope the scan will show nothing significant. God bless.
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@snowy22315 (34288)
• United States
3 Dec
Thanks..
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Dec
That would be worrying but hopefully you'll have more information after the scan.
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@snowy22315 (34288)
• United States
4 Dec
Yes, hopefully
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@rebelann (32377)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Dec
If he was fine in June and now they're finding something serious then I'd say it's time to find another doctor, it would seem to me that the doctor should have noticed something in June.
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@snowy22315 (34288)
• United States
1 Dec
He was having scans all along..it may not have shown up at that time..
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@CinnamonGrl (5802)
• Paradise, California
1 Dec
I wish I knew what to tell you. When it comes to cancer, there just is nothing certain.My father is 99 and in a nursing home. He has multiple problems but keeps on ticking, needless to say this can't go on forever. But cancer, that's a wole different animal. I am so very sorry your dad is going through this.
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@snowy22315 (34288)
• United States
1 Dec
Yes, THanks..I mean no one can live forever..but cancer is nasty. We will just have to hope for the best.
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@LadyDuck (122058)
• Switzerland
2 Dec
Do not feel down, wait until you have the result of the scan, then you can decide if a second opinion is needed.
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@andriaperry (33146)
• Anniston, Alabama
1 Dec
Could be anything. A blocked artery maybe? Dont give up and if you are a praying woman, drop an extra prayer for your dad.
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