Jan 26, 2011 - 2:29 pm
Hi everyone, My name is Missy,I am from Illinois. My dad was just DX'd with stage 4 ( incureable cancer ) as the doc said, of a primary unknown origin. My story is going to be scattered, please forgive me, as my mind is scattered as well. This DX is killing me, I have been a daddies girl since the day I was born, we have a great relationship, and lots of HUMOR to get us through this. HUMOR is one thing my family does not lack, so we are blessed to have that, but when the night is silent, and the day over with, all our minds are going. Ok Back in late Nov my parents called me , and said they were taking my dad to the ER, he literally could NOT move, months before this they told my dad he had arthritis in his back,well the night he went to the ER it turned out he had a tumor on his T8 vertabrae that ate through bone, he was sent to major hospital for more work up, after 10 days of being in the that hospital they removed the tumor off his back, and fused T5-T12 together. he is still recovering from that, and holding his own. We then met with a Chemo doc, who wants to start chemo on him, and forgo radiation,. I am not for sure why, but this did not feel right to me, so I just wanted a second opinion, i found an AMAZING radiation doc whos is now doing radiation ony my dads back, and hip ( in all of this mess we found out that he has a tumor on his hip as well, they said all major organs looks claen, HOWEVER with that said, they also said that the found a very tiny spot on his lung, small spot on his kidney, and liver, but they looked more cyctic then cancerous, so we have no idea what to think. Anyhoo my dad will finish his radiation in 10 more treatment, and then he will begin chemo, they said they will stat out with a very low dose, after 3 treatments see how he is doing. this is my story. I needed a place all my own to come to for support, unbiased support, and this website was it. I hope I posted this in the right place, and I look forward to getting to know all of you, and offer/lend support to anyone else who may need it. Thanks for reading.