Monday, December 19, 2016

The "C" Word

On November 28, 2016, Dad went in to biopsy a nodule that was found during a routine exam on his prostate.

Two long weeks later, on December 9th, he was officially diagnosed with Prostate Cancer.

In many ways, this is simply devastating for our family.  After all, Dad is Dad.  He has no equal and many, many, many people love and rely on him for so much.  He has always been there.  Also, this diagnosis came just months after Lisa got through with her 2 1/2 year battle with colon cancer.  We are tired and we know exactly how challenging treatment can be both physically and emotionally.

But still, our hope and faith are strong.  We trust in a good and faithful and unfailing God who knows all and who will most certainly carry Dad and all of us through this trying time.  We are NOT hopeless or fearful, more just sad and weary.  At least that is how I personally feel.  It's difficult to see someone so loved and wonderful and otherwise healthy get hit with news like this.

I have set up this blog to be used as an update center.  For now, myself, Lisa, Dad, and Christina are set up as contributors and we will do our best to post often with updates.  He will see any "comments" that are left here if you wish to send a note.

For now, this is what I know:
He has a tumor the size of a marble.
He will be seeking treatment at Dana Farber in Boston.
He will have a bone scan to be sure the cancer has not spread.
He will have an MRI to determine the best course of treatment.

We are so grateful for great doctors, medical advancements, and ever-evolving technology and treatment.  If you think of us, please pray.


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