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6/4/09 - 9:50 am

I have a happy load of good news to report!

My dad got the results of his massive medical work up and the results showed that his cancer is localized in the one tumor he was aware of and it was caught early because its' location is so close to the surface, it was noticable. There is no trace of cancer anywhere else in his body whatsoever! Additionally, the various scans and tests showed him to be in.very good condition and his heart is in fine shape. He is strong for treatment and he will have just 3 doses of toxic meds to kill the one tumor he does have. They will also lazer-zap the tumor into utter obliteration. The doctor has predicted he will be cancer free in 3 months. He is having his first treatment today. I feel bad for him having to go through this, but I feel very good because it could have been so much worse. We love the dad.

He's going to be sick like the flu tonight. I hope the anti-nausea meds they gave him work for him.

This whole thing has given me a clearer understanding of what happens with cancer treatment. It has taken some of the scariness away. Fear of the unknown is a big factor.

In completely unrelated news, my daughter, Binky, went to see the Toadies (a band we LOVE) and the little heifer got to hang out with them! She called me to gloat in my general direction. Cause that's how she rolls. Gloating gloater that she is.

Ok, I *may* have left her a bit of a taunting message on the very same day because I was at one of our favorite restaurants and she wasn't. It just seemed like a good idea to gloat about it.. I guess that nut didn't fall far from the tree. Hehe

Thanks for your prayers and well wishes! We need more of that, since treatment isn't exactly a walk in the park. There are complications and problems that could arise, but we feel very hopeful and relieved right now.

I'll keep you posted. :-)

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