Thursday, July 24, 2008

ugh

Right now I can't even think of the right words to express how I'm feeling. Today, John had his 6 month check-up and after having such a good report last time, we found out that the tumor is growing again. There will be more chemo followed by radiation treatment. The doctors are optimistic in treating it this way, so we feel very positive about that. Tomorrow he will have a biopsy on the tumor, followed by several other tests next week. He'll start chemo at the end of next week. Last time, he had 6 treatments, this time he will have either 2 or 3 (followed by the radiation). It is unimaginable that this is happening again, but these are the cards we have been dealt and I plan to help John fight this in any way I can. So, if I am sparse around these parts, this is reason. Although John has ordered me to continue to sew and he understands it as therapy for me. I think John is planning to document this round on a separate blog of his own, and I will be sure to share it with you when he starts it. I know many of you will offer kind words of support and prayers and I just want to thank you all in advance. You all had a part in us healing last time and I know this time will be no different. Thank you, friends.

29 comments:

Valerie said...

Oh wow, what a big pill to swallow. I am truly sorry. I will definitely be lifting your family up in prayer. Hang in there -- there's a great big community out here to love and support you.

Randi said...

So sorry for the news you got today! I will keep you and your husband in my prayers. Blessings to your family!

Lisa K. said...

Praying for his healing and for strength for you all.

iSew said...

Oh wow, that's disappointing news. You guys are so strong, I'm sure he'll come through with flying colors. Best wishes to you both.

jessi said...

Katie - I am so sorry to hear this. But, you are right, we will be behind you again and I think your positive attitude will help heaps too. You and your family will be in my prayers.

Christy said...

((Hugs)) You'll both be in my thoughts. :)

colour by number said...

I have been reading your blog and haven't commented until now. I am so sorry to hear of your husband. My husband was very ill in Jan. and hopefully on his way to recovery. I know how you feel and in a strange way sewing did get me through--a total concentration on something that is your own lil world where you can get away from everything else! You are in my thoughts!

Diane said...

Katie, I'm so sorry to hear this. I'll be thinking of you and your family and sending positive thoughts your way. Let me know if I can do anything for you.

beki said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry! I'll keep y'all in my prayers.

Heidi said...

Oh, I just hate to hear this. :( Katie, I'm so sorry for this bad news. I hope that things go smoothly. Best wishes!

Rebecca said...

gosh, i'm sorry to read all this. i hope that things work out for the best.

lera said...

Oh, Katie. I am so very sorry to hear about John. I hope everything goes well for him on this journey. He is in my thoughts and prayers.

Stephanie said...

Oh Katie. I'm so sorry. Please let me know how I can help.

Mary Sarah said...

I'm so sorry. I pray everything will go as smoothly as possible for John and you.

Anina said...

Here's a big {{{{hug}}}} from me. I'll be thinking of both of you all the time. Good luck!

Sarah and Jack said...

Many warm hugs to your family right now.

Kim U said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. Sending you both lots of positive thoughts.

Mirre said...

Wishing you lots of strength!!

Jenn Maruska said...

I'll be thinking of you and your family, Katie.

Mands said...

thinking of you and sending strength from Australia for you and your family xx

Autum said...

Katie, I'll be keeping your family in my prayers. {{{hugs}}}

kirsten said...

oh, katie this is not happy news! here's wishing everything goes as smoothly as the doctors think it will! best wishes and stay strong!

Linda and Diva said...

So sorry to hear the discouraging news but stay strong. Don't know your religious persuasion but I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Quilting has been my therapy for years and has gotten me through a lot of things.

The best to you all.

Linda

Joy said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you! Thank you for sharing with us so that we can walk with you!

Darby said...

Oh Katie - I'm so sad to hear that. I mostly lurk around here, but your family will be in my prayers.

Philigry said...

katie, i am so, so sorry to hear this. you and your family will be in my prayers. i wish there was more I could offer to you.
katie

African Kelli said...

I am praying for you. I know it sounds trite, but it works. I am hoping for the very best for you both!

Raesha D said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family....we love you!

Jody said...

Oh no! He, as well as you and your family, will be in my thoughts. I'm so sorry to hear this news.