Monday, June 30, 2008

To Baldly Go...

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.

4 comments:

Hannah Johnson said...

WOW! OK, this is random but my mom use to have a crush on captain p!!!! She has a thing for bald guys? LOL Your dad is so sweet, your whole family is. I hope he recovers fully as well. He and your family are in our prayers. Love ya!

AmShaZam said...

That's funny! Thank you so much for your prayers.

Jessica said...

I hope things keep going well for him. It is funny because you could put my dad on the other side and they would be triplets!

Joe and Melissa Vega said...

I can't get over the resemblance. maybe your dad should try acting:) well I love your whole family, including dear old pops, so send him my love and he will be in our prayers as well!