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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.


Jane Harbour signed Mike's Guestbook.

Licorice Mike? Do tell.....red or black? Glad to read that you are up and about....each day is a good thing.....hang in there. Jane Read more

Pam Cichoke signed Mike's Guestbook.

Dear Mike and Family, Just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know we are thinking of you and praying for you all as well. You have always been there for other's ... Read more

Judi Willems signed Mike's Guestbook.

Mike and Sue and family,  I am saddened to hear that you are having to walk this difficult path and have been praying for you daily.  Our God is an AWESOME GOD and ... Read more

bill mcclaughry signed Mike's Guestbook.

Mike,I have been thinking of you and your family and so happy to hear that your recovery is headed in the right direction.The best to you and your family in this journey ... Read more

jennifer walsh signed Mike's Guestbook.

Mike and Sue,I found out about all of this in a most unexpected way.  I was sitting in the bleachers of a gym here in Northern California.  It was day one of a two-day ... Read more

Donald Cleland signed Mike's Guestbook.

Mike - Just found out this morning about your ordeal.  It upset me quite a bit, but Janeen assures me you are doing well and I was happy to read your posts.  I will keep ... Read more

John Matsuo signed Mike's Guestbook.

Mike, So glad to hear that you are doing better, and especially that you were able to make it to Connor's game. Thank you for keeping us posted through CaringBridge. Read more

Jean Hernandez signed Mike's Guestbook.

Mike, Jim and I were being happily retired, enjoying a trip to Palm Springs....and then I looked on ORLive, and got the shock of my life. There was our pal, and the news ... Read more

Sarah Jakubowski signed Mike's Guestbook.

Dear Mr. Scott.... (can't call you anything but that)- I'm sorry this message is so delayed, I'm out of the loop entirely and am heart sick at this news flying my way so ... Read more

Yvonne Dukart signed Mike's Guestbook.

Mike - glad you are feeling better - you'll be up and running races with your walker soon!  Love Harper - what a great addition to the family. Hope to see you ... Read more

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