Thursday, May 31, 2012

the c word

i don't know where to even start with this post...it is hard posting about "regular"life when something huge happens in it....
right before we left for vacation my parents told us my dad most likely had prostate cancer. he had gone in for physical and had gotten some very alarming results from his psa blood tests. they doctor wanted to do a biopsy asap. he had the biopsy when we were gone to florida. the day we got back the results came back as an aggressive type cancer. they then scheduled my dad for a pet scan and cat scan to see if the cancer had spread. a little over 3 weeks ago we all went in for the results...we were prepared for the worst as the doctors has warned us that with this type of cancer it may have spread. at that meeting we were told dad had terminal metastatic cancer. the prostate cancer has metastasized to both his bone and his lymph system...we were in shock and heartbroken to hear this news....
the past 3 weeks have been hard..my dad is currently in treatment to help slow down the cancer. he has had numerous tests and consults. it is hard...it is scary..it is sad...i am angry...i am heart broken....
i can't believe this is happening to my family. you see other families go through this but when it hits your family it is shocking.
we are taking this journey a day at a time. we are thankful we have time with my dad to make memories and just be together. we are unsure of what the future will hold. we are praying that this current treatment works for many years so that we can make LOTS of memories together!
i love this picture. nothing makes my dad happier then his grandkids! and these kids LOVE their papa! we pray that we all can have lots of time together!
we cherish your prayers for our family as we go through this...

2 comments:

elizabeth said...

so sorry to hear this. I will put your father's name on my prayer list. Please keep us posted.

Brooke said...

Great picture! Praying for you all :)