Last night shortly after 8 p.m. I spoke with my father. He had taken mom to her annual OB check earlier in the day. My mom has been having dizzy spells and lots of headaches in the last month, and several different times in the past few years but no one has been able to figure out why.
After the routine OB stuff, the OB examined her neck and found a lump. She sent my mom to get an ultrasound and needle biopsy immediately.
My father told me my mom has a tumor in her neck. THREE needle biopsies samples(read: poked in the neck with a giant needle) were taken. Nothing is certain until the result comes back, but based on location and feel of the tumor, the doctor believes it is very likely it is cancer.
My mom is 55 years old.
I’m glad they may have found the reason for her dizzy spells, lost of balance, and headaches. But this is certainly beyond what I was prepared to hear.
My parents live in California, my brother and I are in the midwest.