I've had a few people ask me lately how things are going with my dad. So, I thought I'd post an update here. For those who don't know, Dad has lymphoma and has undergone heavy chemo, subsequently losing his hair and turning himself into Captain Jean-Luc Picard. When my sister Elise and I went home a few months ago, we were amazed at the resemblance!
Well, since going through chemotherapy, they have since found a lump on his thyroid. So, even thought the mass around his lymphs has decreased and chemo has been successful in that area, the doctors cannot determine whether the lump on the thyroid is benign. So, as soon as he's done with chemo, he goes into surgery to have it removed.
He describes the various treatments, the stabs with needles, the lethargy and the discomfort as "real fun." But despite it all, still works out, works too hard, and keeps up a beautiful yard and garden. When Elise and I came out for our visit, we thought we'd be able to get a lot of work done around the house for him, but we arrived to find he'd already done it! We keep praying and hope for a full recovery.
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