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My Story

We wanted to let everyone know that surgery has been scheduled for Thursday, January 17, at 10:00 AM at Meridian Park Hospital in Tualatin. The surgery is scheduled to take approximately 4 hours and it is possible that I may be out of the hospital in 4-5 days.

We are incredibly fortunate to have the care and friendship of two incredible doctors that have been a huge comfort through all of this (Mike Sheffield and Brent Evetts). We are feeling great about the guidance and positive prognosis that we have received. This is a stage 1 cancer that likely can be eradicated with surgery alone. We will know for sure once surgery is completed, but all indicators are positive at this point. The estimated recovery time is approximately 2-3 weeks, most of which will be at home.

We will provide an update once surgery is complete on Thursday. We continue to appreciate the many positives that we have found in all of this. We have been surrounded by friends and family who are supportive, caring and concerned. Thanks to everyone for the support, positive thoughts and prayers – we appreciate all of you.

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Gordon McDonnell posted a new journal entry, "No news is good news".

Sorry for the lack of updates but Mike's progress has been, well, kind of boring. He continues to heal and pass new milestones. Just in the last week Mike stopped use of ... Read more

Mimi White signed Mike's Guestbook.

Dear Mike and Suzie, Kim and I are sitting here in Chicago thinking about you. I'm soaking in about 18 hours with Kim before she goes to the north woods of Wisconsin to ... Read more

Rod & Marguerite Roberson signed Mike's Guestbook.

Hey Mike, I don't think there is a day that goes by that we don't think of you. It is good to see you out with the new pup from time to time. We are going to have to go ... Read more

Pam Langer signed Mike's Guestbook.

Sue and Mike,  I am so very glad that progress has been good.  There are many people who want to keep up on your progress.  I will send the code out to all the Bunco ... Read more

Patti Wiemer signed Mike's Guestbook.

Hi Mike!    Hang in there!  Work hard and behave!  You are in my prayers for a quick and complete recovery!   Patti Wiemer Read more

Billie Pinder signed Mike's Guestbook.

Hey Mike. Is having surgery the only way you can take off time from work?  What kind of Boss do you have anyway??   I'm glad to see you are doing well. I'm sure your ... Read more

Teresa Hopper signed Mike's Guestbook.

Mike, We were so glad we got a chance to say 'Hi' last night at the ball game.   I love the pictures of your new puppy.  How fun!  Please tell Sue hello for us.  ... Read more

Esther Boley signed Mike's Guestbook.

Mike this is Esther Boley and i will have my church in sacramento ca add you to our prayer list. Read more

Ken Utterback signed Mike's Guestbook.

Hi Mike, We have been following your progress through your Caring Bridge site.  It has been a wonderful thing to read about how you have come so far and find it hard ... Read more

Judy Jansen signed Mike's Guestbook.

Hey, so nice to hear you're making such progress. Looking forward to seeing you back here at the office. I think you should bring your puppy in for all of us to meet. We ... Read more

Gordon McDonnell posted a new journal entry, "No news is good news".

Sorry for the lack of updates but Mike's progress has been, well, kind of boring. He continues to heal and pass new milestones. Just in the last week Mike stopped use of ... Read more

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