Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Relief

Did you hear that deep, deep sigh yesterday around 11:30 AM Eastern? That was me and TheDad after we met with the very personable surgeon at the cancer center. Under the circumstances, we got the best possible news.

The tumor (what's left of it) is in a place that is easy to access. It is not in, on or near any organs and it has not spread anywhere. Next Friday he will have it removed in a same-day surgery.

After he recovers from the surgery he will begin radiation treatment. There will not be chemo because chemo doesn't work on this type of tumor. Beyond that he will just need regular imaging to see if anything has returned but with this type of tumor the chances of it returning are pretty slim.

I am ever grateful for your prayers and support. I feel like the really hard part is over now. We have a game plan, and we have assurance that the tumor is contained.

12 comments:

Sara said...

Praise God! I'm so happy the news was good, and I feel the way you do, as if the worst part is over.

Bean said...

Praise the Lord!! Oh how relieved you all must be. We will now start praying for a speedy healing and recovery.

Bean

Christine Marciniak said...

I'm so happy for you. I'll keep the prayers coming!

Aimee said...

Yes! Thank you, God! I needed some happy news today and this is it! So glad that you have some relief and a plan. :)

Sr. Ann Marie Slavin said...

Barb, know that our prayers will be ongoing for your husband, you, and your family. Your name will be in the prayer list in our chapel

Daria Sockey said...

Happy and relieved for you, Barb. So glad this sounds manageable.

Kasclar said...

What wonderful news!! Continuing to pray for a successful surgery and recovery.

Michelle said...

Good news, indeed!

nicole said...

Praise God! So glad for good news. prayers things continue on this trend.

A Secular Franciscan said...

Thank God!

Colleen said...

I am relieved for you! Did he have the surgery? Prayers.

Michelle said...

I am just catching up on some reading tonight to find this news -- and am so glad the prognosis is a good one. Prayers for continuing recovery and peace of mind!