I don’t mean to be so gloomy lately with all our illnesses and then my grandfather’s passing and now this. But I thought I needed to share what we are currently experiencing because I know some of you may be going through the same thing.
Last week Nathan’s dad called and told him the news. The doctors discovered a large tumor in his liver. It was a surprise to all of us because the people you hear getting liver tumors or cancer are those who drink alcohol. Nathan’s dad never drank in his life. After looking at CT scans, the doctors think it may be cancerous. Yesterday he had a biopsy. Friday we will find out if it is cancer, what stage it is and the prognosis.
We keep think this is all a dream and one day we will wake up and things will go back to normal. We have been in close contact with Nathan’s parents and siblings. We are all going through the same things, same emotions. Right now it is a waiting game as we await the results of the biopsy. But still, the thing that is getting us through this trial is faith and gratitude. Being strong in our faith and being grateful for the many blessings and memories and most of all, each other. There has been an outpour of support and love from extended family and friends.
I know we can get through this because three years ago, I went through this same thing with my mom. The doctors discovered a tumor in her cervix and it turned out to be stage 2 cervical cancer. My family and I were by her side as she fought her battle against cancer. It was not easy but we conquered it. She has been cancer free for two years now. I know we can do this again. Lots of prayers, faith and gratitude.
» Tell me… Have you been through a similar experience or know of someone who has cancer?