Wednesday, June 4, 2014

11 Months

Hi Friends and Family, 

Pasted below is an email my Dad sent to our family a couple days ago. It's been a long, crazy, strenuous 11 months, but we're so very grateful for all the good news we've received lately - and for all the hope we have for a great future together. 

Here's a picture of the old guy. He's been walking every morning to help build up his endurance and strength. (Nice red pants, Dad.) ;)

Love to all, 




Yup, it has been 11 months to the day, 6-2, since I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and I am writing you all to tell you that I am still getting the very best of care from doctors, as well family.

Last Friday I did an extensive blood work up. The following morning, Dr Weaver called with the results and until I get the printout suffice it to say he wanted us to hear the good news that all my levels are in great shape!

Then yesterday, Monday the 2nd (anniversary 11 months ago) I went for a CT scan, and at 5:36 Dr Mandell called to say that she had good news - "basically there is nothing bad." The tiny things in the lungs that were a concern remain the same and we feel it is normal old scar tissue and unrelated to the cancer!!!!! The tumor markers had been at 17.75 but were down to 12.9 - all good trending and safe levels. So it seems that doctors like to give good news and I am blessed to have them in my life.

I will be going to Dr. Hague on the 12th for a eye to eye evaluation from him regarding the CT, and I doubt that there is anything different he will tell us, but we are looking forward to his prognosis.

As always, I am the most blessed guy you all know and am blessed to have you all in my life.

So looking forward to more contact with all of you soon!

All my love,