Friday, October 03, 2008

After 1 Week being Home.



Just an update on Daddy. Here he is with all the cards that he has received so far. THANKS!

To answer some of your questions. The kind of pancreatic cancer he has is called Islet cell, which only makes up 5% of all pancreatic cancers, and thankfully is the slow growing one. It does not respond to cemo or radiation so thankfully Daddy won't have to go through any of that.


The Whipple surgery he had, removed the tumor and 27 surrounding lymph nodes. Since the cancer was found in 3 of the lymph nodes, there is concern that it could come back in liver, so Daddy has to have regular CT scans every 6 months.


Things should soon be getting back to normal around here and we will share some of our other family happenings. We feel so blessed to have so many wonderful friends who have shown their love in so many ways!!

8 comments:

Andrew Robertucci said...

Doug if there is anything we can help with dont hesitate to call or email.

Anonymous said...

Doug - Why are you wearing a pink bathrobe?

Janice Seely said...

I think he's wearing that bathrobe so he'll match the candles! Looking good!

Jim & Lolly Brewer said...

We thank the Lord for the good reports of your father's progress. I shall pass on the information in church tonight. Lurene (Lolly) and Jim Brewer

Anonymous said...

Doug....thanks for the comment on my blog. Glad to hear you are getting your appetite back...just drive on down and enjoy the food with us!!! I am praying for God's healing and to give you strength daily!! Love the robe!
Tim Hoch

Dorcas said...

So glad to hear things are getting back to normal :o) I hope and pray your Dad continues to progress! Tell your parents we asked about them.

Bonnie said...

Dougie - How are you doing? Hope you're recouping ok. Think of you often.

Andrea said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog...I am so glad to hear that you are home and doing well. That is an answer to many prayers.
I just wanted to let you know that Emmagene is doing great! :)
Tell Ethel that I said hi!