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Brownie79 Wed 13-Nov-19 22:53:21

My mum has had pains in her side for some time. She has been for xray,MRI and liver scan. The MRI was on her spine.
The MRI results went to her doctor this morning,he rang her and said she has to go in tomorrow and quote " take someone for" with her.
Am I right to fear the worst?

PurpleDaisies Wed 13-Nov-19 22:54:12

I would be prepared for some tough news. flowers

Brownie79 Wed 13-Nov-19 22:55:25

@purpledasies this was my thoughts

DramaAlpaca Wed 13-Nov-19 22:56:22

I'm sorry, that doesn't sound good. A handhold from me flowers

JenniferM1989 Wed 13-Nov-19 22:58:09

Oh no, that doesn't sound good. Are you going to go with her?

Brownie79 Wed 13-Nov-19 22:59:48

@jenniferM1989 no her sister is. Her choice not mine xx

NemophilistRebel Wed 13-Nov-19 22:59:58

That doesn’t sound good. I’m not too sure I’d want a doctor wording it in that way if I had to wait overnight to be seen.

TheMidasTouch Wed 13-Nov-19 23:02:00

Doctors do not say those things lightly. I don't know whether you should fear the worst but the news is not good.

acrazy Wed 13-Nov-19 23:03:54

Hope you're okay OP. I know it must be so worrying for you! Here to give you a hand hold xx

cheeseislife8 Wed 13-Nov-19 23:04:19

Handhold from here OP flowers

TokyoSushi Wed 13-Nov-19 23:05:35

Another handhold here flowers

ThatsMeInTheSpotlight Wed 13-Nov-19 23:05:58

Thinking of you OP. It's going to be a difficult wait until you find out the results. flowers

AlexaShutUp Wed 13-Nov-19 23:06:16

flowers I'm so sorry, OP, it doesn't sound good.sad

Brownie79 Wed 13-Nov-19 23:06:21

Thank you everyone for the hand holds feel Ill. Was hoping for a doctor or nurse to comment in respect to how worried I should be .

Redshoeblueshoe Wed 13-Nov-19 23:07:14

It doesn't sound good flowers a hand hold from me x x please try and get some sleep tonight x

LittleMissBirdy Wed 13-Nov-19 23:08:37

I am thinking of you all, if you feel up to it, come back & update is. We can offer support here for you flowers

JenniferM1989 Wed 13-Nov-19 23:12:10

I'm not a nurse or a doctor but my mum was called in for results and told to take someone with her. They didn't say for moral support, they just said take someone with you. She was told she has MS, the primary progressive type. It's a horrible illness but thankfully not fatal or life threatening. That was after an MRI of the spine and brain. Was it just spinal or brain and spinal she had done OP?

ThumbWitchesAbroad Wed 13-Nov-19 23:30:08

I don't think it sounds good either, I'm sorry.
Hand holding from the other side of the world for you - hope you can get some sleep, you can't change anything now, you can only be there for your mum tomorrow when you find out what the docs tell her. xx thanks

ChazsBrilliantAttitude Wed 13-Nov-19 23:32:36

Another handhold.

wantthismummy Wed 13-Nov-19 23:35:47

The fact it was so quickly they got back to you and asked for her to have someone with her doesn’t sound positive, I’m very sorry to say.
My grandad had back problems for a while, blamed it on sciatica and finally had an MRI. They rang him back the next day and wanted him in ASAP. It was a tumour on his spine spread from prostate cancer.
but that was 2 years ago this month and he is still with us, and still goes to the pub in fact!
Good luck and please let us know flowers

HollowTalk Wed 13-Nov-19 23:37:59

I really hope everything's OK, OP. I can understand her asking her sister to be there. She'll be as worried as you, and needs to focus on herself if the news is bad, rather than worrying about how upset you'd be.

Brownie79 Wed 13-Nov-19 23:41:29

Thank you xx

DonKeyshot Wed 13-Nov-19 23:43:18

I doubt that the news will be good as such, but this doesn't mean her condition is necessarily dire. Maybe she needs an operation or has a degenerative condition of the spine.

flowers I know it's easy to say but try not to worry and hold on to the fact that whatever the news, you'll deal with it.

Finchy19 Wed 13-Nov-19 23:44:25

Sorry to hear. Please make sure you listen and take notes, ask questions. I appreciate and know that you can be consumed with emotion - What ever the outcome but you need to be to one there for you mum but also taking on board what is being said. And I know that's hard, I do, but it's important.

LendAnEar Wed 13-Nov-19 23:45:08


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