Some news

On December 10th 2008 I started the original Our Mom blog with the single mission of keeping friends and family updated on my Mom’s life with cancer. My Dad became something of a wordsmith, made the blog his own and used the power of the written word to convey so much more than just random health updates. The original blog and this blog have documented so many events in our lives. This is a small excerpt of that first blog post titled wishes and reality:

“What I wish is that there was not a need for this blog. Not a need to have a place to post updates about my Mom, not a need to keep our friends and family informed,  not a need to talk about cancer. I wish my Mom didn’t have cancer……
But she does, and we are so fortunate to be reminded daily that our family is not traveling this road alone.”

Today is April 10th 2017, a little over 8 years since that original post and I find myself once again needing a  place to keep our friends and family informed.

My Dad has cancer.

Specifically he has Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma.  Cancer of the esophagus.

We received the news today. In the next week there will be a Pet Scan and an appointment with the oncologist, results of the pet scan, staging answers and a treatment plan. We will have so many answers in the next few days, in this time between we remain strong and hopeful.

I know my Dad will be pounding the keyboard again soon until then I will end this as he would

Thank you all and God bless.


14 thoughts on “Some news

    • So sorry, have known Dave since Macomb. Met Sheryl in Tecumseh, went to me church and schools. It Seems we’ve had enough our era. .Love and prayers for all.

  1. Praying for your Dad and entire family. Always fond memories of both your mother and your father. Hope God wraps his arms around him and all of you through this journey.

  2. I’m so sorry to hear; I will be praying for Dave. Thank you for letting me know and so hopeful for good updates.

  3. I’m so sorry to hear that Dave has cancer. My prayers are for all of you. May God heal Dave and give the rest of you strength to give him the support he needs at this time. God bless.

  4. Sorry to hear this. Darn cancer! You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Thanks for letting us know and please keep us updated.

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