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For those who don't know the full background, I will fill you in.
About 2 months ago my dad had injured his back lifting weights, at first he thought it was a muscle strain or pull so he went to the doctor to get it treated, although instead of it getting better it kept getting worse. Then a couple weeks ago he found out he had a compression fracture in his T 7 vertebrae so we went through the treatment process for that which involved the possibility of surgery. The surgeon had denied us because he had said my dad had severe osteoporosis but that we could look into doing a cement "plasty" in his back to stabilize the fractures. Last week on Tuesday we went to the doctor that would perform the cement surgery and got the news that my dad had the signs and symptoms of multi myeloma, which is a blood cancer that attacks his bones, in particular the spine. So that brings you up to date.