(Closed) My dad may have a brain tumor…

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Doctors found my dad’s brain tumor almost 10 years ago. It is on his brain stem and inoperable. It was the worst sinking feeling when we found out.

It hasn’t been an easy road by any means. He has early on-set alzheimer’s/dementia. But you know what? He is still alive.

 

If your dad does have a brain tumor, it is going to be rough. But have faith and your dad’s perserverance can do wonders.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Ok so I dont want to stress you out, only encourage.  ๐Ÿ™‚  A good friend of mine had a brain tumor that was benign, they operated and removed it, and now he is doing ok.  I am so sorry to hear you are going through this, its so scary, but just stay positive that everything will turn out fine just like my friend!  Hugs!  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Brickette:  November of 2011, my Fiance and I found out my Future Father-In-Law was diagnosed with a brain tumor after having a couple of seizures. After recieving the diagnosis that the tumor was in fact cancerous he had several operations to help with his motor skills. He is still going through chemo and phsical therapy for the loss of his left side. We look at it as a big wake up call to never take anything for granted. We are challenged in only the ways that we can handle.

If I could offer any words of comfort or advice, just spend the moments with your dad that you have. Best case, it is nothing serious. This kind of waiting is the worst but you have the moments in the present to create and cherish the ones you’ve made. You never know what life can throw you. Hope that helps and I’ll put your dad in my prayers.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

@Brickette:  Worrying/stressing won’t change the circumstances either way. So, focus on lending support, encouragement and strength to your father, spending quality time with him and others you love, and staying positive (for his sake and your sanity). He will need you and you will all need one another particularly during this difficult purgatory time period (when the biopsy results have not come in yet). I pray it is benign!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

@Brickette:  That’s a great sign, really! Even if everything turns out benign, celebrate the small victories in life (that’s what truly matters). And when it turns out benign…throw a HUGE celebration!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Focus on the “may have” a tumor and not that he has one.  There’s a good chance he doesn’t even have one, and more chance that it’s benign.  Try to stay positive.  Don’t google it, it’s ALWAYS a bad idea.  I know, I’ve done it on myself and my daughters symptoms and it has always not been what I read on the internet.

Don’t think about it badly, think positive as much as you can.  You won’t know what the next steps are until the MRI.  Remember that the doctor is still speculating, it could be something totally different.  

I am a strong believer in positive thinking.  No matter the issue, he can overcome it.  Believe that.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I hope it all turns out ok! Try to be strong for your Dad.  My stepmum had a benign brain tumour and it was successfully operated on – and it’s been 10 years now that she has been healthy and happy – so don’t give up hope.  

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

@Brickette:  Hi Brickette! I am an audiologist and see patients like your dad all the time! If the kind of tumor they are checking for is what I think, he is going to be fine! If there is a “good” brain tumor to get, this is the one! They are extremely slow-growing and benign. Worst case scenario, generally, is a total loss of hearing on that side. Best case scenario is a stabilization of the hearing loss on that side – possibly with a “watch and wait” approach – no surgery, radiation or anything! Good luck to him and let me know if you have any questions! 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Brickette:  ((Hugs)) Thank God it’s benign. A close friend’s dad went through brain tumor removal about five years ago. He has been doing perfectly since then. My boss from a previous job went through the process almost two years ago. Unfortunately, her tumor was malignant, but so far everything seems clear. She has also been pretty much herself aside from the physical changes, which were an expected side effect because her tumor was sitting smack dab in the middle of an area controlling motor skills. Your dad and the rest of you are in my prayers.

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