Went to the doctor for a lousy sore back →
[More:] and found out, much later, that it is metastatic cancer. I had a brush with melanoma almost 5 years ago, and went through all the checks and supposedly was clear.
6 weeks ago, I sought treatment for back pain, which I felt was due to a lot of working out, and was sent to physical therapy. When that did no good, got it worse, in fact, the dr sent me for a ct scan to rule out a disc problem or (very unlikely) a tumor. It turned out to be several tumors in my spine and one in my lung. All this was found out yesterday.
I get another more detailed ct scan tomorrow morning and then a biopsy and then, hopefully, treatment starts.
But I am sitting here this morning "putting my affairs in order." Writing down all the bill pay stuff online for my wife, my bank account info, etc. One complication is that my wife broke her ankle and is not walking or driving for the remainder of the summer. And I have not been able to drive due to back pain.
Anyway, please keep good thoughts. . .