Saturday, August 28, 2010

Celebrating

Nester

Celebrating.....

That's just what we have been doing around here!! I wanted to share with all of you the wonderful news we received this week regarding my dad's colon cancer and surgery.

HE IS CANCER FREE!!!!

The tests results came back and there is absolutely no cancer in his lymph nodes or any of the surrounding tissue that was removed with the section of his colon. That little 1 cm portion they removed seems to have been the entire spot of nasty cancer that was growing inside of him. Oh my word it is a miracle. Thank you so much for all of your prayers and well wishes. I just know they helped :)

The doctor removed his staples and the incision continues to heal nicely. There is still one spot right around the belly button that is slowly healing but there is no infection and the doctor said he is doing great. So for now he is supposed to continue taking it easy for at least another 5 weeks and then they will do blood tests every 3 months for the first year and an annual colonoscopy from here on out to make sure they keep a close eye on what is happening internally.

I know my dad is strong and puts on a brave face but this past week of waiting was extremely hard on him. You could just see by looking at him that he was worried. His spirits were low and he looked grave a lot of the time and today he looks just like his old self and he has even been out walking around the property a bit more. I don't know what we would do without him and I am just so thankful to the Lord for watching over him during this past couple of weeks and to all of you wonderful friends that have emailed, called and checked up on us.... You're the BEST :)

Big (((Hugs))),
Rosina

7 comments:

Mica said...

wonderful news! Praise God for His mercies on your dad. I hope he can relax now...whew. Celebrate! Have a great Sunday...see you next week here !! Mica

Laura said...

Fantastic news! So happy to hear. Hope you can all relax and heal from the strain of this as well as the physical aspects.I am celebrating with you!

Jill said...

Fabulous news Rosina! Such a relief. I love the birthday celebrations you arranged - so colourful.

Annie said...

I'm shedding a few tears here. How wonderful! I'm so happy for you all!

Jenn4him said...

My heart is just swelling with thankfulness for your good news!!!

Rosina said...

Thank you everyone for rejoicing with me :) It's hard not to jump up and down for joy *grin*.
Hugs,
rosina

Lea said...

What a blessing!! As a cancer survivor I can say the waiting is the worst.... After two years cancer free I still get nervous going to the doctor.... I suppose its our own private PTSD....
very happy for your family!