Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cancer

That is what has been on my mind lately. My grandpa has lung cancer. They tried to take the tumor out on Monday and found that it had grown and is now attached to his heart. They weren't able to do anything. It was such a let down. They are in the process of trying to figure out where to go from here. Today I had an OB/GYN appointment as a new patient. I had to fill out a sheet all about cancer and if people in my family have it. I haven't heard of anyone having cancer so I answered them all as none. Then I talked to my parents and found out that I was wrong. Both of my great grandmas had cancer one skin and the other uterine. Though they both lived a verily long time seeing as I was born when they died. It was such a shock to my world. Then I learned my dad's aunt died at a young age of cancer but I have no idea what kind or how old she was exactly. I know three people isn't a ton of people but it is still unnerving when I have thought no one has had it. You might be wondering why I'm not including my grandpa. Two reasons lung cancer wasn't on the sheet and two he technically my step grandpa but the only grandpa I ever knew on my mom's side. He and my grandma got married right before I was born and came to visit me as a new born on their honeymoon. I love my grandpa and I just want him to be better again. I do fear it isn't going to happen in this life though :( I also wanted to get on here and update that the doctor's office called me today about the cat scan I had done last week. Everything looked fine. So that is great news but I still haven't been feeling the greatest. I had the OB appointment scheduled for about 3 weeks now and when I told her about the pain she said it has nothing to do with OB. She actually told me that I have a wonderfully healthy uterus and eggs and that I should have more kids. And, yes, she knew I had four kids already! I think she was a bit on the crazy side!!! The next step would be going to the G.I. doc and I think I am done with doctors for a bit. In talking with my friend Andrea and my chiropractor I think the reason for the extra abdominal pain is that my body is finally healing! The chiropractor had a word for it that I can't remember but basically your body goes through all the pain and stress while it is getting it's self healthy again. I can deal with the little bit of discomfort if I am finally on the right path. Because we are suppose to cast our cares onto Jesus I am going to end this post with giving God all my worry over my grandpa's cancer and my pain. Wow I feel like a HUGE burden has been lifted. God is in control of both situations.

3 comments:

Patterson Family said...

Sorry to hear about your grandpa, Tonya. Hope you are right and the pain is due to healing. :-)

Kat said...

Sounds like your OB/GYN wants you to help keep her in business! ;)
Hope the pain eases soon and total health returns!

So sorry to hear about your grandpa. Prayers!

Adina said...

I can imagine how disappointing it must be..and frustrating! Sorry, friend!