apparently he fell at work about four months ago and has been secretly seeing doctors since then. noone had xrayed his head i guess and my mom took him to the ER last night because he got dizzy and had numbness in his feet at dinner... they found a 1 inch mass in his skull on the xrays. He'll have an MRI tomorrow and a biopsy wedensday. both my parents have partners... they have been divorced for 15 years. my dad is going on 18 years with his partner ( ) and my mom has been with hers for about 7 now.. so for all intents and purposes he is my stepfather . basically everyones in shock. my mom is very damaged from the divorce and he is all she has beyond me ( and im 1500 miles away) . without him shes very scared and timid about things...he has 2 daughters and a young grandaughter. he lost his first wife 10 years ago to breast cancer so im sure they are terrified. I'M TERRIFIED! anyway- I dont know what I wanted in writing this . I'm lapsed catholic but I'm praying on this one.