- 3 years ago
- Wedding: July 2014
Over the weekend (Saturday 7th) I get a txt from my evil step mother at 12 noon, telling me that my brother and I are to come over at 3, my dad has something to tell us in person and he wants us to both be together. She also told me not to call my dad bc he is resting.
TOTALLY FREAKING ME OUT (I was driving at the time and my SO was in the passenger seat and he read the txt to me when I recieved it) I had to pull into a gas station so I could calm down.
Which when she txt me this the first thing I thought of was cancer.
Long story short, my grandpa (my dads father) died of cancer. The way we found out was my grandpa got down in his back, he went to the dr, they gave him meds and the meds still didnt help, he went back to the dr, they did an MRI and found tumors on his spine.
About two weeks ago my dad hurt his back, he kept on complaining that there would be a pain that would start at his left shoulder blade and it would go from there all the way to his toes and then a numbness following after the pain, he FINALLY went to the dr, dr gave him some meds, told him if the pain is still there come back to have an MRI done.
Two weeks after that (saturday) I get that txt from my step mom. Of course im hysterical, I didnt know what wass going on. All I could think of was cancer, cancer, cancer. My brother and SO tried to cheer me up by joking that my dad and step mom were getting a divorce (insider, evil step mom stuff).
After what felt like years, my brother and I, along with our SO’s went to my dads house.
The news was, that on Tuesday (the 3rd) my dad had two mild strokes hence the reason why his leg kept on going numb the days before (it wasnt bc of his back, his dr also assumed the numbness was from his back, a pinched nerve).
He will be going back to the dr on Thursday to have more tests done and to see what needs be done (the dr mentioned something about stents)
I AM SO WORRIED, its so hard to keep from crying! My dad isnt acting like its a big deal, Im not sure if thats bc he wants us to stay calm or what. He seems like it isnt bothering him.
I am 23 years old and my brother is 18, my dad will be 45 in October!
We are too young to lose our dad and my dad is too young to lose his life!
All I can think about is whats going to happen in the future?
What could happen between now and Thursday???
What will happen 2 years down the road or 5?
Will my dad be there to walk me down the isle at my wedding, will my child know his/her grandpa???
I dont know what to do, even though he says its no big deal. People have told me that stents are a lot better than what could of happend if it wasnt caught at this particular time but this is life changing to me….