Angie Daughter of Bill Posted October 26, 2004 Share Posted October 26, 2004 As you know, I took Dad to get a bone scan today due to pain in his back. While he was getting scanned, the x-ray tech called up to the doctor's office to get an order for an x-ray. When we asked why, she said, "There is a place on your pelvis that doesn't look good at all. I thought the doctor would like to have an x-ray also." Well, that sure doesn't sound good to me. Dad has had a TON of scans and NEVER have they called to get an order for something else while he was there. (even on scans when things showed up) We also left with orders for Dad not to pick up anything heavy, no pulling and tugging on heavy things, etc. That SURE doesn't sound good! Did they tell him that because his pelvic bone is unstable right now? UGGGGGGHHHHH! I hate the waiting. I will be calling tomorrow to see if the doctor has looked at the scan and if there is a plan in place as to what we are going to do. I suspect that he is in for some radiation. I also suspect that he will have to come off of the Iressa and start traditional chemo again. (if he chooses to do that) Is it possible that the cancer in his pelvic bone has advanced too far for radiation to help him? Does that happen? Oh the thoughts that are running through my head.......... On the way home Dad was very down. He said that he "has probably seen his better days" and that "his time was drawing near, he could feel it". I wanted to cry, but I didn't. That was HIS time to talk about HIS feelings. He didn't need to be worried about me being upset. After I got home, I did have a good cry. It helped a lot. Now I just want to know what we need to do. I want a game plan right now. I'm ready to fight!! On a happier note, while Dad was getting his scan, I was as cool as a cucumber. There is no doubt that the reason I was so calm is because of your many prayers! I thank you for that. What would I do without you all? Now, may I have a few more prayers of strength to get through whatever comes next? Also, prayers for my Dad for pain relief and strength to get through whatever comes his way. Love to you all!! Angie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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