Last week my family heard one word that changed our lives. One word that had us second guessing any plans we had made for the future. One word that has such an emotional attachment, it's hard to comprehend.
If you say a word out loud enough, you start to lose that emotional attachment. You start to forget that horrific meaning the word stands for. It becomes part of your everyday reality and you no longer flinch when you say or hear it.
My dad went in for a simple procedure two weeks ago. He's been battling a bad case of pneumonia and the lung specialist wanted to scope out his lungs for a better view and take some samples. His simple out patient procedure turned into an extended stay when they almost couldn't get him to come out of the anesthesia.
They were waiting on the test results to come in so they could better treat his pneumonia, of course they were delayed. The doctors came in last Monday, said the biopsy looked normal and that my dad had fluid around his heart that they needed to drain. We were so thankful for the biopsy results, but unfortunately it was short lived. The next day they came in and told my dad that his results weren't what they said they were the previous day. They told him he has lung cancer.
There it is... Cancer. That one word that changes everything.
Our hope is that this was found early. Our hope is that it hasn't spread. Our hope is for cancer free some day soon.
We'll remain positive and hopeful. We know he has a long fight a head of him, and we know that we have a long fight ahead of us to be strong, positive and supportive for him through this.
Please keep us in your prayers. Our family has been through so much in the recent years, I pray we have the strength to get through this as well.