Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thursday in paradise

Ok, so I know it's been a week since I last posted, I've been in kind of a writers funk and just didn't feel like sharing much of anything. Well today that has changed! I got the absolutely best news I have heard in a very long time today.

Most of you know the sarge, or as i call him the fatherly parental unit....Well the sarge has just had the worst luck with his health in the past few years. 2009 he gets diagnosed with lymphoma and goes on chemo therapy with the intention of killing it....which it did. When he went for the 6 month scan after the chemo treatment his doctor told him the lymphoma is gone, but you have lung cancer. Sucks right, but he sucks it up and schedules surgery to have a portion of his lung removed, problem solved right? Sounds good but no. On the post surgery scan they find that the lung cancer had spread from the lungs into the bones in his back. His and everyone else's spirit was tested and I can't remember crying as much as I did that week.....but I never stopped believing that he, with Gods help of course could pull through this, just wasn't sure if he was up to the fight. Well Tuesday he went for a full body scan and much to our surprise there was no new tumors and the tumors that were present had shrunk! Therefore the doctor discontinued the chemo treatments for now. They may start a much lower dose version of the chemo in a couple months, but this marks the first time the sarge has had a doctor give him good news in years.

To all his friends and mine who have been praying for him I genuinely thank you for those thoughts, and don't stop now cause he is not completely out of the woods on this.... But at least he can see the sun and blue sky's!there has been more stuff going on in my world but that's for later, today is the sarge's day!

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  1. I really hope the positive spirits that he's garnered from many through the blogosphere has helped him feel better and get through this.
    Everyday is Sarge's day... and that's a nice thing.

  2. Doing the happy dance for my friend Sarge!!!

  3. We all love Sarge and Miss Bee. We are thrilled to say the least. Excellent news and about time.

    Have a terrific day. :)

  4. hey dude, you are not supposed to make an old man cry :)

  5. So happy that your "fatherly parental unit" (love that!) got some good news. Way to go Sarge!

  6. When I heard that I cried tears of joy... Such wonderful news. Totally made my day.

  7. OCD -

    I saw the news on both your Mom and Dad's blogs and was thrilled with the news.

    Now, you need to start working on another cruise.


  8. Well I thought I posted yesterday...sigh. Great news brings big smiles!!

  9. Well Chuck I also had tears in my eyes when I heard this glorious news. Your dad has got to be the strongest man that I know ( also your mom ). The both of them have had to deal with such negative news in the past but stood tall threw it all. I'm not sure if I could have handled it with so much strength. Prayers do come true. Keep the Faith Chuck.