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Really great news for dad

March 24th, 2016 at 10:03 am

OK, so for the last few days I've been very worried about my dad. He told me his doctor found blood in his urine and in his words, "they're looking for cancer." He was going through a bunch of tests.

The prospect of losing my dad so soon after my mom was extremely upsetting, not to mention that a close friend/ex-boyfriend, R., and another friend, K., also have serious health issues and may not be around in a year or two. Plus my older cat waldo is getting on in years.

ANYWAY....i finally worked up the nerve to call him. I knew he was having more tests done Monday and that Tuesday he was meeting with the doctor to review the results.

When he casually dropped this news, I tried not to show how worried I was. It's so characteristic of my dad to downplay it and make it seem like no big deal. Last night I was crying about it. Just pure, unadulterated fear. I woke up in the middle of the night from some very bad dreams. I don't remember the dream but there was a grown man screaming, and it made me wake up.

So I talked to dad today. He said he has no cancer. He has gallstones. I told him how relieved I was and I could hear the relief in his voice too.

I need to call him back tonight (he was driving back up from Jersey when I called) to get more details. It appears if you aren't having any symptoms (pain in the abdomen) they don't do anything for treatment. It didn't sound like he was having any pain but I will have to quiz him on that.

I forgot to ask him if he would be having Easter dinner at my sister's, which I assume she'll be doing. I haven't spoken to her since the funeral. I have made tentative plans to spend Easter with my friend R. and his sister, niece and her 2 kids.

R. is giving me leeway to back out of dinner with his family, who I've met many times over the years, if it turns out dad doesn't have plans.

I can't tell you how relieved I feel. (Guess I've said that already but, wow.) So, so relieved. I can't think of much worse than of losing many of your loved ones. I just got thru the loss of my mother and I'm not ready to let go of dad yet.

I think we need to go out and celebrate.

8 Responses to “Really great news for dad”

  1. laura Says:


    Smile
    [sigh of relief]

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Good news. I'm happy for you.

  3. Dido Says:

    Very happy for you and your Dad. Have a great celebration and a good holiday weekend!

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm so glad he is well and that neither of you need to worry.

  5. Ima saver Says:

    Gallstones can be very painful. My husband had them. He had outpatent to removed his gall bladder and he has felt fine since then. Hope your dad does well!!

  6. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Good news for you! And glad he's fine.

  7. tripods68 Says:

    Very good news indeed! Glad he is ok.

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Good news for sure!

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