Thoughts/Prayers Please

Hi Friends

The roads are still icy as ever from yesterday's freezing rainfall, but I'm hoping to make it to Calgary if the sun shines. On The Weather Network this morning they showed videos of children on ice skates skating on the roads!! I couldn't believe it! Fingers crossed we can:
A) Make the journey today; and
B) Make it safely

Now, why do we have to go to Calgary? Well, back in September we were hit with some major news that affected my family and today is the day that, that news back then becomes a reality. Yes, I know it sounds like I'm speaking in code but here's the history for you.

Four years ago, after a normal check up with his doctor, my dad was diagnosed with colon cancer. We were shocked/terrified and determined to beat it. And, after months of chemo/radiation and a major surgery..my dad was cancer free. And after 4 years of regular blood tests, and physicals, the doctors found more cancer cells when his gall bladder needed to be taken out this past September. We were shocked to say the least. My dad has passed all tests/exams with flying colours, there was no hint of cancer at all.

So now we've spent the fall waiting for a surgery date and we found out in October that today, December 3rd, is the day. My dad went in to the OR at 7:45 this morning and is booked in til 4:45 this afternoon. Its a major, major surgery. They are going thru his entire body to find any/all cancer cells and removing them. After he recovers today he will be moved to the ICU for one on one care and could be in the hospital for a few weeks.

So far thats all I can say for now. I need to get to Calgary to be with my mom and care for her while she waits to hear about my dad. I'll do weekly updates on the blog to let you know how my daddio is doing. Until then, your thoughts and prayers would be greatly appreciated!!

5 comments:

  1. Dawn, I understand how you feel, my father also had Colon Cancer. Praying for your dad and for your safe drive... Take care.
    Ciao for now... Mary

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  2. Sending you a lot of hugs and I will pray for your Dad's healing and that the Lord will keep him in the palm of His hand.

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  3. Dawn, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts/prayers are being sent now and will continue. Hang in there and stay upbeat and cheerful and postive which is you just being YOU already. Sending you and mom and family big hugs and love too. Prayers for your traveling safty also.

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  4. Dawn, I clicked over from IG...saw your beautiful pic of holding hands with your dad. I'm so sorry to read his story. Cancer does suck. My son was diagnosed with NH Lymphoma two Springs ago. He did six cycles of chemo and 17 treatments of radiation. He was only 19 when diagnosed...the healthiest kid you'd ever meet up until that tumor started growing...he is back at college and I pray constantly cancer stays away. I will say prayers for your dad. Prayers work. Take care of yourself, too. Mimi
    aTreasureInStore on IG

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  5. Hoping things have gone well for your dad. I am a "lurker", found your blog through another project life post. I was intrigued by your blog name, as I am married to a farmer too. We are in northern Wisconsin, and milk 100 cows, raise 150 beef steers a year and crop farm.

    Again, hoping things are well in your corner of the world!

    Melissa

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments!! I appreciate hearing from you, have a great day!

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