OK, this year better hurry up and end, because I can not take much more.
Those of y'all that follow my threads know what a crappy year it has been, and tonight was the worst.
I went with my Daddy for his EGD yesterday, a test that I have been after him to get for about 6 months. Figured he had Barrett's and a stricture, from the s/s he had (dysphagia, long-standing HB, etc.). So, there I sit, in the waiting room, reading my book like a good girl, when out comes a nurse with a rather baffled expression.
"Are you Mr. X's daughter?"
I said yes.
"Dr. GI wants to know if you'd like to come back and watch?" I used to do clinical rounds with Dr. GI, and he and know each other well.
That expression got even more baffled when I popped up off the sofa and said "Sure!"
I go back and watch, he asks questions, I answer, he sees a place on Daddy's ampulla of vader that is thicker than he likes, so he takes a biopsy. Assures me it is nothing.
I get a phone call from Dr. GI tonight. Patho is back, and Daddy has an adenoma. He said it was serendipitous that he even biopsied that area, most would have left it be. I about died right there in the hall, until my nursey sense and Doc got through to me, this is NOT cancer. He has to have a endoscopic U/S now at a big hospital a couple hours from here, and if they deem it necessary, he will either have the area lasered or surgically removed.
I understand WHY he called ME, and I agreed to call Daddy. I tried to be upbeat, but I am so scared.
Has anyone dealt with this before? Am I overreacting? Any advice? Thanks.