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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A New Fight

Cancer sucks. I just don't know how else to put it...well, I can think of a few other ways but I will keep those thoughts stored away in my head. I can't help but wonder what's in the water sometimes. Last week we found out that my father-in-law has throat cancer. Less than two years after my diagnosis and we are dealing with cancer in our family once again. It's just as hard to come to terms with his diagnosis as it was mine in June 2008. We do not know many of the details at this point. What we do know is that he has been told the cancer is inoperable without major disfiguartion. With that being said, Ryan and I have encouraged him and my mother-in-law to seek a second opinion.

When we first learned of his diagnosis, Ryan and I couldn't help but praise God for knowledge and wisdom. Less than two years ago I had been diagnosed with breast cancer and had received treatment at one of the best cancer treatment center's in America, Siteman Cancer Treatment Center in St. Louis, MO. I had been blessed with an oncologist that believed I would survive and did everything in his power to ensure that is exactly what happened. With that being said, Ryan and I have arranged for his dad to see an oncologist at Siteman as well. We want nothing more than for him to receive the best possible care and be completely cured, both of which we know he will receive at Siteman.

When I first started this blog, the one thing I asked was that for everyone who read my blog to say a prayer for me. I have no doubt that the thousands upon thousands of prayers played a role in my complete healing. I would like to ask that anyone who reads this posting today or in the coming days or months, say a prayer for my father-in-law. His name is Roger and his wife is Sharon. We know God is faithful in his promises and we know that NOTHING is to big for God. Thank you in advance for your prayers!


"For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you, not harm you; plans to bring you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11


Hilary said...

I know you guys don't know a lot about this situation but what you do know is that our Heavenly Father has the ability to cure, heal, and save. God is carrying all of you through this situation. I am praying for Roger. Also remember that this is the area in which I worked so I have a lot of knowlegdge in Head & Neck treatments & remedies. I am always available too. Hang in there guys! Love HIL

Tim said...

Your Father in Law and your Family will be in my prayers at mass today. I am also taking my 84 year old Mom and many of her prayer request have been answered. My Dad had colon,lung and skin cancer and his strong Faith gave me a very solid foundation. We all must let the Spirit guide us on our journey of Life and celebrate and appreciate each and every day.

Anonymous said...

Hello Melody-
I enjoyed reading your blog and like you have a triple negative breast cancer. I loved reading all the Bible verses they are so inspirational. I truly believe that a positive mind set is very important, just as you show a positive attitude, can achieve so much! Thank you for all you do!