This post is really just a release for me in dealing with my parents. You can certainly feel free to comment if you would like but I'm not looking for anything specific.
As some of you may remember, my dad has undergone some testing and procedures for a mass found in his left lower lobe of his lungs. All of this has been unsuccessful in yielding anything which will give us a definitive diagnosis and he has decided to stop any further testing/procedures for an extended period of time. Well, while we sit and let whatever it is in there potentially grow and spread, his cellulitis is now acting up and he told my sister that he may need to go in to seek medical attention for it. I will tell you that his cellulitis is something they have a very hard time controlling. He usually ends up hospitalized for about a week.
In the meantime, my mother has been misbehaving as well. A few weeks ago she had surgery to remover her ilium and 12 inches on either side of it for what she was told a mass which tested as precancerous in her pre-surgery biopsy results. Apparently, they biopsied deep inside what was removed during surgery and found there were cancer cells. She was diagnosed as Stage I colon cancer. The doctor is confident they got it all but referred her to an oncologist for the sake of being thorough.
She went to see the oncologist who told her the same information as her surgeon regarding her colon cancer and ordered a urinalysis. The results of that will let him know if he needs to see her further regarding the colon cancer. However, while discussing the cancer with her he advised her that her recent chest x-ray showed a suspicious spot on her lung (she is a lifelong smoker) and wanted her to have a CT scan. That was performed yesterday and she sees him for results tomorrow morning. Here we go again!
The worst part is that they way my parents are misbehaving, we can't even punish them!!! I've had enough with cancer already.
Thanks for listening!