Mar 27, 2004 - 3:37 pm
Hi to All,
Well, we went in to our family doctor and talked things over and Bob agreed to have the ultra-sound and biopsies done again. I was afraid he would cancel at the last moment, but he didn't and he got through the procedure just fine and had a lot less pain than he had three years ago. We got the results yesterday and he has a cancerous tumour and the doctor is recommending radiation only as treatment for it. They are setting up an appointment for a bone scan to see if it has spread. And they are making him an appointment with a radiologist. Bob accompanied me on all of my visits to radiology a couple of years ago and was just a terrific support. So, now it's my turn. They do not recommend surgery as they say surgery is harder on the body than radiation. Bob is 72. He seems to be taking this news quite well.
Thanks to all who replied to my original message. I thought perhaps you would like an update. There may be more questions that we will have in the coming weeks and it's so nice to know that I can come here and get answers from people who've been there.
Bless you all, Karlen