Cancer sucks. It sucked in 2007, 2012, 2014, 2015 and it really sucks in 2016!!
But we are thankful that we can travel this journey trusting God as He guides our steps.
Please keep checking back for updates on Mike: #1 fan of his daughter's volleyball teams, avid bow hunter with a zoo of stuffed trophies as irrefutable proof. Incredibly strong man with courage and determination and support to fight melanoma again!
Monday, December 16, 2013
Here We Go Again!
Yeah yeah, it's been a year and a half since my last blog post, I can
see that. So I'm not as good as my dear friend, and blogging queen JA
(Thumper for short) but I'm trying.
As many of you know, I went in for a quarterly surgical oncology check
up a week ago. After a sonogram showed a lump in my neck (same area as
previous surgeries) that wasn't "behaving as it should" (glad to see all
the med school lingo is paying off for my dr), he did a needle biopsy.
Well, if I'm posting on this blog again, you can guess that on
Wednesday it came back positive for melanoma. Terry at Dr. B's office
scheduled a Friday morning appt with the Dr. B to put a plan in place,
and ordered a PET scan and a brain MRI. PET was done Thursday
afternoon and the brain MRI Friday morning at 7:30 am. The PET scan
did show the lump in my neck, but thankfully was clear other than that,
and the brain MRI came back all clear.
B set surgery for the next week (tomorrow) and we were off to meet with
Dr. F at UT Southwestern. Dr. F and his staff are awesome. They had
all my scans and test results from Terry and immediately had a plan.
I'm going to have surgery tomorrow at 8:00 am, and will meet with the
radiology department on Wednesday morning (if I'm up for it). Then the
plan is after a couple of weeks of healing, start radiation. I have a
lot of questions about radiation as it wasn't an option just a couple
of years ago, but I'm looking forward to asking those Wed morning.
So the schedule for the week is:
Tuesday 8:00 am surgery
Wednesday 10:00 meet with radiation team
Wednesday 9:00 watch Top Chef
Thursday watch Sopranos
Friday watch more Sopranos and Ultimate Survival Alaska
week was a very stressful week, but I'm thankful for Dasha, my family
and our dear friends. Dasha's parents are arriving at 6:00 am in the
morning to help with the girls, and my parents have relieved a huge
stress on us also.
you for friends......each of you are dear to me and thank you most of
all for your prayers. They are felt and very much appreciated.
yes JA, I promise to post about something, ANYTHING, in the next 18
months!!!!!! Maybe I could be the Reality Steve of Top Chef!!!!!
(either I will or someone will update this blog this week, post surgery and post doctor's appointments)