Dad is out or surgery and recovering. Doctor fixed two discs that were messed up. He should be feeling a lot better soon.UPDATE
Dad's second blood work came back good, so they scheduled him for surgery today. The first test this morning weren't the best, so they waited until later in the day. Not sure how long the surgery is going to take.
And thank you everyone for the good wishes! It really means a lot to me!
Today (Wednesday) my dad goes in for back surgery. A few weeks ago he screwed up his back (kinda like what I did, twice....) and he has been in tremendous amounts of pain. My mom finally got him drugged up enough to go to the doctor to get some body scans. Turns out he had a herniated disc, so surgery was an option and he'll be going under the knife today.
In all honesty, I was terrified that my dad was going to try and end his life because he was almost at the end of his wits with the back pain. It's literally one of the worst thing that can happen. You cannot move, you are stuck in bed and there's not a lot you can do besides prevent it from happening again if you happen to get better. I'm young enough where I had to suck it up and just try and walk it off. My friends have described my dad as 'Jesus old' because he kinda is, so he can't suck it up and walk it off. I was afraid he'd either over medicate himself, or use the gun that's hanging out in his dresser drawer. Pain makes you do crazy things, especially when it's this bad.
Thankfully that was not the case.
He went through a number of pain pills and they finally found him one that allows him to keep food down and keeps the pain kinda reasonable, but it still hurts.
It's been driving my mom nuts too because she's trying to find a surgeon who can make room for my dad ASAP. They almost had to settle for surgery at the end of this month. My mom told me that when she was trying to see if there was any way they could do it sooner because he was in a lot of pain, the receptionist had the nerve to say 'Well a lot of other people who are waiting are in a lot of pain too.' in a really snobby voice I would have fucking punched the receptionist. That would have been my first reaction (Along with a very serious 'Fuck you').
I sent a little care package to my parents, because my dad wanted to see more of my drawings, so I sent along a sketchbook and a few watercolor dragons (I used to draw dragons a lot when I was little). I spaced out on taking pictures of them before sending them off....sooo whoops.
So anyway, TL
R, my dad is going in for back surgery today, I'm kinda scared because it's not always 100% effective, but I'm really hoping that it is and that he's not in anymore pain.
So if any of you could do, whatever it is you do to wish someone well, (be it either pray, send good vibes, ...just don't sacrifice a chicken, I like chickens) that would be awesome.