My dad went in for his CT scan and bone scan on Monday. It was an all day event that was filled with lots of nerves and emotions, as you can imagine. All of the what ifs and unknowns were about to be known and I think every thought ran through each of our minds.
I went to bed with a basket of tears and a heavy heart. My sweet husband prayed with me for my dad and our family and it was then that I felt a sigh of relief.
Tuesday morning my mom called and said that the doctor just called to share the great news. All tests came back negative! The cancer has not spread anywhere else in his body. Let me tell you, piece of mind is priceless and the relief we are feeling is incredible. This whole situation has made us really thankful. Yes, my dad still has a high grade cancer and he has to have it removed asap BUT, it is contained. I truly believe we had to go through these stressful tests to be thankful that he only has cancer in one spot. This makes it seem more manageable now. I don't know if this even makes sense but if you have gone through this cancer coaster with someone you love then you'll understand.
We are all looking forward to the surgery and removing this disgusting disease out of my dads body. The recovery process will be long and hard but we can do it. I don't think I will ever be able to express just how thankful we are as a family for all of our amazing friends. I know I keep bringing it up but we are so overwhelmed by your love and support for our family. I'm not sure what we did to deserve this treatment but we are so thankful. We know that we are not alone in this journey and will fight this together.
My journal is filling up with sweet words and verses, FAST! It's turning into a book! So thankful for each one of you who have taken the time to send things our way. We cherish each one of you and look forward to beating this coaster soon!