My husband has been having some leg and back pain for about a month now. FINALLY got him to go see a doctor for it. He went to a chiropractor and was told that he had a herniated disk. After a week and a half of treatment, the chiropractor decided that he wanted an MRI.
This morning, the husband went in for his MRI. He said he knew that something wasn't right when they pulled him out of the machine, injected some dye, and sent him back in. After the MRI was finished he was told to go see his doctor to go over the scans.
This is where we KNEW it was bad. They discovered a tumor on his MRI scans. Completely unrelated to his back injury and thankfully it does not appear to be attached to his spine at all. An hour and a half later, we were meeting with a neurosurgeon.... Wow... that's something I never thought I'd say. He said he can't tell what it is exactly (benign, malignant, etc). He will be ordering more scans next week to make sure that there are no other tumors in his body but apparently this one is about the size of a large apple... and it really is. I saw the scans. They were amazed that it was that large and that he had NO symptoms. It appeared to be contained. It literally looked like a ball on the scans.
So we don't know yet if it is benign or not but those few things sounded more on the happy side of things... considering the entire situation. The other thing is that so far we've been told that we will probably have to fly out of state for surgery. Oh! and fun fact... they said it looks like it has been growing for years now... greeeeeaaat.
Thankfully we should know more next week and we have some awesome friends with the right contacts so we hope to get this thing gone ASAP. Thank goodness for hurting his back, or we wouldn't have had the MRI to discover this giant tumor.
God really does know what we need. He knew that to discover this, the husband had to be in pain for awhile to get his stubborn self to a doctor.
Please keep us in your prayers as we navigate this new journey that we have just started. We really are going to need it.