Monday, November 24, 2008

Relieved...

My dad got some good news today. The tumor on his pancreas is malignant and it has spread, but it hasn't spread too far and it IS operable. Surgery has been scheduled for mid-December, and after that he'll undergo chemotherapy.

Thank you so much for your prayers on his behalf. I am very grateful, and very relieved. The news today could have been so much worse.

*After reading Kelly's comment, I thought I should clarify. A lot of cases like this are NOT operable, and by the time a malignancy is discovered, the cancer has spread too far. My dad's case was detected early enough to treat.

26 comments:

Kelly said...

Praise the Lord! That first sentence didn't sound great to me - I had to read it after you said it was "good news".
I'm sure ya'll have a lot to be thankful for this week!

Fran said...

I know that feeling Meredith. I'm thanking God right.this.second for your dad and the future. Now...we'll pray him to complete healing!

Hope your heart can rest tonight.
Love,
Fran

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

I'm so glad they found it early and can operate - that is great news! Please let us know how he's doing and when the surgery is.

Are you heading south or staying home now, for Thanksgiving? If traveling, be safe!

carpoolqueen said...

Meredith - it's a relief to know they can do something. And know that we will be storming the gates in prayer on his behalf.

Tiffani said...

Oh, wow, Mer...I feel relieved FOR you...I will continue to pray for your Dad's healing as he moves forward with surgery and chemotherapy...and for you as well!

Awesome!!!!!

p.s. I hope you get your CD's this week....you should! ;)

Joanne (The Simple Wife) said...

So glad...and still praying. Be sure to let us know the surgery date and time so we can pray!

Joanne

Jennifer (Dinkins) Eaton said...
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Jennifer (Dinkins) Owens said...

Thanks for keeping me posted! I will keep you and you family in my prayers! God is good and all things are possible through Him!

lisa@littlesliceoflife said...

I'm so thankful for the good news. I'm still praying!

*carrie* said...

Mer,

I'm glad the update was better than what you might have expected. I hope the treatment process will go as smoothly as possible.

thinking of you . . .

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

I know you are glad to just KNOW. We'll continue to pray that all the treatments will work :)

His Girl said...

hosannah! Still praying!

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Oh, Praise the Lord! This is great news! I'm so happy for your Dad and the whole family, Mer. I know this is a load lifted off your shoulders even with surgery and chemo looming on the horizon.

Prayers of thanksgiving going up for your entire family. Y'all have much to be thankful for this holiday season, as do we ALL.

Love and hugs,

Diane

Jenn said...

Oh what a praise! Thanks so much for the updated. I am so glad the tumor is operable. I am still praying for you all my friend. If I was there I would give you a big hug - so I am sending it to you now.

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

Thank you for updating us. We'll continue to pray. How does this affect your holiday plans?

It's All Good! said...

I'm so happy for you AND your father, Mer. Praise God!
We'll keep praying.
Happy Thanksgiving.
Brenda :)

Leah Belle said...

So much to be thankful for! God is good. All the time.

Amber said...

Good news...still praying.

Michele said...

Praise the LORD! I still won't stop praying until you tell me too! How AWESOME is God to get your dad to the doctor just in time? I am always telling my husband God is an on-time God! Rejoicing and praying with you.

Rae said...

So wonderful to hear!!!! You and your dad were constantly in my thoughts yesterday! Happy Thanksgiving!

Lisa said...

Praise the Lord, what wonderful good news. Rejoicing with you. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Lisa Q

Megan L Hutchings said...

Thank the Lord! I hope that this eased your worries a little before going into the Thanksgiving holiday ;)!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Jesus is so GOOD! What a load off your shoulders...now you can enjoy your Thanksgiving with some peace about what is going to happen. So thrilled!

Betsy said...

I am sooo glad to hear this, Meredith. I have been praying for your dad. I will keep praying! I know you are so relieved.

Michele said...

I'm sure part of the relief is just having an answer too - sometimes the waiting is the hardest. I'm so glad it's good news for your family - I know this will be a very special Thanksgiving for you guys.

Michelle@Life with Three said...

Finally finding a moment to catch up on my blog reading and was so relieved to read this. What a relief -- praise God! I'll continue to keep y'all in our prayers. :)