Sunday, September 02, 2007

We Give Thanks!

Waiting was hard and now it is over. Good news! My dad, aged 73 was diagnosed with bladder cancer in April then underwent intravesical therapy using the drug BCG in May and June which was NOT successful. Last week he had his bladder successfully removed (oh yes, you CAN do without!) and the report is that the cancer has NOT spread. We are thrilled, overjoyed and so very relieved! Thanks to all who have sent prayers and positive thoughts for healing. I talked to him today and he does sound tired but he is up and taking brief walks in the hospital halls and just maybe he will be going home this week. Being so far away is hard at times like these but it also makes me very thankful for the connectedness of my family. Everyday I have had someone to call, someone to fill me in. So in addition to being thankful for my dad's successful surgery I am thankful for the love and support of my family.

2 comments:

Barbara & Morris said...

That is wonderful news.
What a blessing modern medicine is in our day...With a lot of help from the main guy upstairs..wink wink:)
Amazing that he gets to go home so soon too...This is a good sign.
How is your head doing for the job when your heart is with your dad??
Lots of "balls in the air":)
My thoughts continue to go out to you. Fondly, B.

Donna Boucher said...

What a great report!

I am giving thanks for you and your dad too!!!

Thank you Lord.