Bone Cancer

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Genny, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. Genny

    Genny Worlds Best Nana

    My father in law has been sick for over a month now. He's lost over 30 lbs, is exhausted and in pain. husband and I were just there (the in-laws are in upstate NY) for a wedding. husband stayed for more than a week, which was good - he got to spend time with his Dad and give his Mom a break. She's been doing nothing but caring for him for weeks now. He's been to several doctors who have done blood work and told him they can't find anything wrong.

    While husband was there, he took him to an appointment with a pain specialist, who finally took his symptoms serously and ordered a barrage of x-rays, bone scans, bloodwork, and an MRI. The results showed bone cancer in his spine and a spot on his lung. He saw an oncologist last Friday who ordered more tests on blood, bone marrow, and lymph nodes. They have to wait 7-10 days for the test results to learn what type of cancer it is and how advanced. At least they've gotten his pain under control for the time being, and have given him something to improve his appetite.

    I wish we lived closer. I'm very close with my mother in law, and I really feel for her. She and father in law have been together since they were 14 years old. They never dated anyone but each other...he is her life. They are wonderful people, the salt of the earth. Please say a little prayer that the cancer is slow-growing and treatable.

  2. nvts

    nvts Active Member

    Genny! I'm sorry to hear this! I'm sending a lot of prayers and hugs your way.

  3. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    Sending prayers and tons of good thoughts. Keep us posted.

  4. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    I'm so sorry Genny. What a heart break. I am glad they found the cause and can medicate him and make him comfortable.
  5. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    I'm so very sorry Genny. My grandfather passed of bone cancer. Saying prayers they've found it early enough it can be treated effectively.

  6. klmno

    klmno Active Member

  7. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry to hear this Genny. It is a tough blow for everyone in your family.
  8. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Genny, I'm so very sorry to hear this.
    Saying prayers and sending good thoughts.
  9. Star*

    Star* call 911


    Your In-Laws are sure the exception to almost every rule. So I can't imagine your father in law not being the exception to the cancer diagnosis.

    I'm going to keep your family in my prayers. I think I'd have to go back to those doctors that couldn't find ANYTHING and have a private conversation with them.

    You're poor family - Hugs
  10. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    I'm so sorry, Genny. I hope these tests offer some good news.

  11. ScentofCedar

    ScentofCedar New Member

    I'm sorry, Genny.

  12. meowbunny

    meowbunny New Member

    I'm so very sorry. This must be devastating to all of you. Prayers and good wishes being sent your way.
  13. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    Keeping your family in my prayers
  14. Genny

    Genny Worlds Best Nana

    Thanks everyone for the prayers and good thoughts! I hope it helps bring some good news:anxious:
    I'll post when we know more.