This weekend was extremely difficult for my family. Grandpa Keith lost his battle to cancer this past Saturday about 12:15pm. All his kids were with him when he past. With him living with Uncle Kirby and Aunt Kathy, this has been hard for them to even go back into the room where Grandpa Keith stayed. We lost Smitty just before Christmas and now Keith on Saturday. The three of us were diagnosed within months of each other. Even though we were years apart in age, we were still fighting a similar fight. I didn't realize how hard it was going to be to lose him. I am now the only one left. That is harder than you think. It's been hard to see myself striving while my loved ones are losing their battle. So as you can imagine, my family has been through some really hard times over the past few months but especially this past weekend. Please say a prayer for my family as we go through this challenging time AGAIN.
However, today was such a good day. We saw our new doctor, Dr. Zafar. After reviewing our results, their is no trace of active cancer in my liver. Yes, you read that correct. The Pet Scan showed NO ACTIVE CANCER IN MY LIVER!!!! PRAISE GOD!!! My primary tumor in my colon will have to be surgically removed which is always the case. We will be meeting very soon with our surgery team. We will be having the surgery at Good Sam Hospital probably the first week of June. Dylan's birthday is May 25th and I don't want him to come to the hospital to see me on his birthday. We will also have one of the best liver surgeons present in case they get in there and see something small on the liver and they can cut it out while I'm under. That means NO MORE CHEMO for now. I'm so excited. My family really needed this news as we prepare for the funeral this Thursday.
I feel so blessed!! Thank you so much to everyone who continues to say prayers, bring us dinners, support us in any way you've been able to support us. We have made it this far with the help of you all. Thank you...Thank you!!!