Over the last 2 months my dad has gone from a typical 57 year old to bed ridden. He has such severe pain in his right side groin area that he is unable to sit for more than just a couple of minutes, he has to stand to eat. He doubles over in pain to the point where he is making a crying noise when he coughs, laughs, sneezes or anything else that makes his groin area tense up. He takes 8 pain pills a day just to put himself out of misery. He has to walk with a cane. He always has to lay down due to the pain, he is miserable because he is helpless and can't mow the grass or help my mom with things around the house. Not even 2 months ago, this was a man that worked 16 hour days, traveled for work throughout the week, played baseball, basketball and soccer with his grandson, went out to dinners with the family and was and still is mine and my son's best friend. He now has to go on disability.
He had this same episode a couple of years ago, then again last year, but it came and went in a couple days. He has been to the emergency room, urologists, muscular-skeletal doctors. It seems like every test has been run, cat scans, blood tests, mri, ultrasound, steroids, anti inflammatories, x-ray guided steroid shots. Its not gull stones its not his aorta (say the doctors). His appendix is gone. Nothing can be found. I cry every night because I can't (or doctors) can't help him. On top of all of this, my mom and I are scared he is going to have a heart attack from being in this constant pain.
If anyone can help, please get back to me. I am desperate and running out of options