Possible Cancer

@webeishere (36351)
United States
September 11, 2008 4:13pm CST
Well I have returned from dads Dr. appointment. The urine lab work showed very high levels of boold as expected. Now the issue is dad never says when he is in pain etc. So we are not positive if there is pain. I hear him sounding like he is in pain when he goes. So anyhow his family Dr. feels it may be cancer of the bladder. So I have set up an appointment with a urologist for Monday morning. They will do a scope thimng into his urethea. OWWWW! Then they will know what is wrong or has to be done. But cancer is fearted. The Dr. states if so they will use a tube deal with insturments on the end to either burn or cut it away. Thanks all for your concern. Gotta go do more myLotting now. You all mean so much to me during these trying times. Thanks bunches. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@gemini_rose (16268)
11 Sep 08
To be honest with you it was something that crossed my mind, but I did not like to say it. I really really hope doc is wrong and that is what I will really hope for.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
11 Sep 08
he stated if it is cancer it is not the life threatening kind in the bladder. They can remove it very easily they stated. So I am not all that concerned or scared for dad. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!
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@gemini_rose (16268)
11 Sep 08
That is good to know xx
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@LittleMel (14033)
• Canada
12 Sep 08
i know someone who has been in pain and the dr predicts it is cancer too but she goes to another dr to get second opinion and after the biopsy they know it isn't I am hoping this is also the case in regards to your dad
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
12 Sep 08
This is the second Dr on Mondays appointment. Thanks also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!
• United States
12 Sep 08
I will hope and pray for the best for your Dad, Grandpa Bob. Bless his heart. My Mom, who is 79, fell at the beauty salon today. Something in her foot may be broken, again. She has osteoporosis, so when she breaks a bone, they don't heal very fast. She has an appointment in the morning, so we'll see. Hugs to you and your Dad.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Thank you very much. Good luck with mom. Dad has fell a lot but has yet to break anything. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!
@williamjisir (22885)
• China
12 Sep 08
Hello Grandpa Bob. I am so sorry to hear the not-so-good news about your dad. But anyway, I wish him to get through all of the check-ups during the further medical examinations. All the best to you and your father. Good day.
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@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
11 Sep 08
I was thinking of that I am so sorry and I hope that everything will be ok please Grandpa Bob let me know when you know I do check in now and again but I want to be updated about your Dad Big Hugs to you
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@byfaithonly (10715)
• United States
11 Sep 08
I didn't want to say anything earlier but cancer came to my mind also. I'm not a doctor though so will keep a positive mind and pray all will be ok. Hang in there friend. Something just came to my mind - you know we joke around alot here on myLot and often things are light and airy but I would like to take this moment to tell you I admire you greatly. It takes a good man to care for his father the way you do and I am proud to have you as a friend even if just here at myLot.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
11 Sep 08
Thanks for the prayers. We do not know for sure if it is cancer. But he is a Dr after all and they know their symptons etc. Awwww thanks. Now I am blushing. Likewise with you as my frien as well. This means the world to me right now. Especially in my state of mind. Thanks bunches again sweetheart. LOVE AND HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!
@byfaithonly (10715)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Hope your wife doesn't mind and understands this is a sisterly hug but ((((((((((Grandpa Bob)))))))))))))) We all need a little pat on the back from time to time and when there is a lot of 'junk' going on I think that's when it's needed the most.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
12 Sep 08
She never sees my pages here. She has no interest in myLot. So you can give me more than a sisterly hug. Hee hee! Thanks bunches. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!
@someonesmom (5765)
• Canada
12 Sep 08
Oh Grandpa Bob, I'm so very sorry to hear this. I'm still holding out hope that it isn't cancer. We both know how devastating a disease it is. Your poor dad having to endure these nasty procedures. I continue to hope that those in the medical field, can come up with more humane tests, and treatment plans. Surely there's something they can do, to make some of these tests more comfortable, since medicine overall has come so far. I know you'll keep us all updated, and you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs.
@webeishere (36351)
• United States
12 Sep 08
The funny thing about this enduring the scope and p[robing etc, comes the next day he forgets all about it ever having occured. Guess dementia and mempry loss at times can be a good thing. Thanks bunches also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!
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• Canada
12 Sep 08
Really?! Well, I guess that's a good thing then, in his case. I once refused to have a 'very nasty' test done, because there was no kind of sedation involved. I didn't really need the test, as it was just a 'what if' type of deal. I just didn't bother to book the appointment. There has to be a solution, for some of these things 'they' put patients through. You and your dad will continue to be in my prayers. Take care.
• Lubbock, Texas
12 Sep 08
A lot of people have already responded to this, but I want to put in a word of encouragement. My Dad was diagnosed with bladder cancer when he was in his mid 80's. They didn't have the 'scope surgery then, they had to cut him open to take the tumor out. He even refused a blood transfusion on religious grounds. He recovered just fine and the tumor never came back. My son had one tumor removed (scope) two years ago and had the required chemo applied in the bladder. It came back a little over a year later and he had it done again. He's now doing fine with no sign of cancer. At least the surgery isn't the major event that it was back in the late 1980's. It's usually done outpatient. My thoughts and prayers are with you. It's specially difficult caring for a parent who never complains!
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Thanks for the prayers etc. means a lot to me. Glad things worked out for your son as well. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!
• United States
12 Sep 08
Bob I am sending an abundance of prayers in you and your families direction. Cancer is an awful disease to have, and i wouldnt wish it on my worst enemy. We have to concentrate on the positive though, it sounds as though the procedure to get rid of it would be rather successful, though it doesnt sound like a pleasant one, at least they should be able to get rid of it so he can continue on to live a full life. God Bless you and your family and i will keep a prayin
@webeishere (36351)
• United States
12 Sep 08
WHOA!!! Thats a lot of prayers. Save some for others as well. Thanks a lot as well. Greatly appreciated. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!
• United States
12 Sep 08
Bob prayers coming your way. It is hard to hear the C word, but Dr. Jesus is in the house. Just know that you all will be in my thoughts and anything I can do let me know. Blessings Marilyn
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Thank you very much for the prayers etc. Dr. Jesus. I like that. hahaha! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Your dad is so lucky to have you to care for him. It's a shame he has such a stubborn streak in him but as you know, my parents are the same way. However, hopefully you're on your way to finding out what's ailing him. Good luck to the both of you!
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
12 Sep 08
I don't say stubborn, just determined. Hahahaha! Thanks hun. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!
@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
That is pretty scary Grandpa Bob. I hope that the result wouldn't give the result of cancer. I hope it is just a mild malady. I pray for your father the strength, temperance & courage to weather such trial if ever the result would be the opposite. I pray also for your family because it would certainly be hard for you and your family also. God bless and more power!
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Good to see you again sweetie. Thanks also for the prayers. he has already forgot his Monday appointment. He doesn't even recall going to the Dr. yesterday. hahaha! Thanks again. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!
• Canada
12 Sep 08
My Dear Grandpa! I so was not wanting to hear this news but it had crossed my mind! I am so sorry and there is still a chance that they will find it is not cancer... When are they doing the scope? It is comforting to know that they should be able to get it all out easily....Will he have to endure any radiation after the surgery at all? (My Aunt is a colon cancer survivor) Anyhow, Don't lose hope and know that I am here for you...Just an E-Mail away! Love and Hugs ~Heavens~
@webeishere (36351)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Even if it is cancer, they say this type is not seriopus. And it is easily removable while at the office even. So I am not too concerned. Dad has already forgot about it. Doesn't even remember being at the Dr. yesterdat. hahaha! Monday morning he goes in to the urologist for the scope deal. No radiation neded more than likely they said. Once again it depends on the size of the cancer if there etc. Thanks again frien. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
12 Sep 08
My prayers are with you GRANDPA BOB and especially for your father...I read some of the other responses here and a lot of people were afraid it might be cancer...here's hoping it isn't though...if it does turn out to be cancer I hope they can get it and your dad will be cancer free. ((((hugs)))))
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Thanks bunches. yesterday was a rough day for a few reaswons. I may have a discussion along those lines. But prayers are always great. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!
@zed_k4 (17622)
• Singapore
11 Sep 08
Grandpa Bob, I'm sorry to hear about that. Let's all pray and wish that nothing serious would turn out. If anything I hope that lady luck is on your dad's side and I wish him the best of healthy. Truly.
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@zed_k4 (17622)
• Singapore
11 Sep 08
Sorry, I mean the best of health..
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@Grandmaof2 (7602)
• Canada
11 Sep 08
Well if it's not one thing it's something else. Good luck with the further testing that has to be done. You are definately in my prayers and at the top of the list because knowing some of the other stuff you've had to deal with I get the idea that dear ol' dad isn't going to be too co-operative with this whole ordeal. Good lord lets hope for the best Bob. Take Care
@webeishere (36351)
• United States
12 Sep 08
he has never been very cooperative in health matters in all the years I have cared for him. That is what stresses me out the most. But like I stated, he has no choice in the metter. Thanks agaion. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
11 Sep 08
Oh no, I sure do hope it is not cancer. Hopefully just infection. Let's hope it don't take too long to get the reports back. Prayers will be said.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
11 Sep 08
They will use a scope looking right at the bladder etc. So they will know right off hand. Thanks friend. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
14 Sep 08
I am so sorry to hear this. I will keep your Dad and family in my thoughts and prayers.
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@walijo2008 (4646)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Oh I sure hope its not cancer, but its good to find out what's going on with your dad. My father in law had cancer of the bladder, and it wasn't no picnic. I don't mean to scare you, but you just have to prepare yourself for what may be ahead. I will keep him and you all in my prayers.
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@snowy22315 (97960)
• United States
12 Sep 08
I'm sorry to here that Gpa Bob. It is always hard when there is something going on with a loved one, particularly when they are elderly. My dad it was feared had a cancerous tumor last year but it turned out to be benign, so we were all relieved. He is feeling very good now. I hope your dad's problem can be dealt with also.
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