Hi everybody, my Dad has had tummy pains for as long as I can remember. I am talking 10 years on and off.
He saw his doctors who told him it was muscle pain and then he left it for years and then went back and got told it was muscle pain again. He has had ultra scans but nothing even popped up and his bloods were always fine.
The last year he has been in a lot of pain, he is a bus driver and took himself to the hospital in April whilst he was working as his tummy hurt so much. They told him he had kidney stones even though nothing showed up in the scan or bloods.
Two months ago he started getting a change in bowel habits, he could not go for weeks and then ended up going 10-15 times a day. They did a FIT test which came back abnormal (he only had one two months before that was clear as he turned 60 in April) and they fast tracked him for a colonoscopy.
On Sunday 11th Sept during the colonoscopy he was told about 10cm in there was a huge mass almost closing his colon up. They could not go any further and told him it looked really bad and to go and enjoy his life. They took biopsies and said he would hear by Wednesday. He never heard anything, Friday he had a CT scan as they wanted to see if it had spread. On the Monday he called and the nurse told him they were having a meeting about him the next day and she would call him once she had the results. Tuesday came, the hospital called to tell him he has an MRI scan at 6-30 today and that was it?
My family and I are totally devastated. My younger sister has not long beat breast cancer at 34 and now we have to go through it all again.
The fact the tumour is huge and blocking his bowel tells me it’s going to be stage 4 and I just know they are not going to be able to do anything for him as he has left it for years!! I am 39 with two kids who idolise him and I am dreading having to tell them about all this