Unsettling Doctors Visit
By Dena Miller
February 15, 2018 10:03am CST
This week Mike's dad went to see about some cancer places on his face. The doctor wouldn't touch them as they are too far advanced. He set up an appointment for a much bigger hospital about an hour away from us. He said the roots are deep and very close to his bones. If you remember back in 2015 he had 3 or 4 surgeries for bladder cancer and then decided he wasn't having anything else done with it. Because of those surgeries, being put to sleep that many times, it really sped up his dementia problems in that he no longer speaks much. He was a talky man before then. He has always been an angry man, yelling and contentious spirit but since those operations it is worse. We were told that this is a side affect of being put to sleep. So we know he'll be put asleep again and aren't sure how he'll be once he comes out of surgery. We go Monday for pre-op and biopsies. Then we'll learn when to take him back for surgery. We will be spending the night with him at the hospital when he has the surgery. Pray for his Mom as this is difficult on her. And for him that they can get all the cancer. One place may require plastic surgery as well as just removing the cancer because of how deep it is. Thanks in advance for your prayers.
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Sorry to hear that.I think your father's cancer is on it's advance stage because it involves multiple organs.Anesthesia can affect a person's memory if it's general which can put a person to sleep.You can ask the anesthesiologist if the surgery can be done with local or regional anesthesia to prevent side effects to the brain.Maybe you can still try different treatment aside from surgery.