The Bad News - Cancer
My doctor is named Dr. Alter and he asked my dad to come look at the results of the Cat Scan with him. It was then Dr. Alter told and showed my dad that I had a large mass under my breast bone chocking off the windpipe and the bronchial tubes to each lung were reduced to pencil size. The cancerous mass was also wrapped aroung the aorta and veins and my heart was being pushed way off to the left side. The doctor told him the Cat Scan looked like it my have spread to the lungs, liver, kidneys, and spleen too. It was Hodgkin's Disease - stage IV - which is the worse as it gets. It was very serious and I would have died had dad not brought me in to the hospital when he did. I wasn't told that at the time. I was told that I had Hodgkin's Disease a type of lymphatic cancer and that the doctor could make me better.