Welcome to my CaringBridge site. I would love to be able to have conversations with all of you personally, but that's just not possible So I'm using this site to keep friends and family updated about my journey back to full health.
Updates will be in the journal, we may be adding some pics to the photo gallery, and drop us a line in the guestbook.
Love you all! We Will Win!
To my friends and loved ones,
In early January as a result of seeing my doctor about a persistent and increasing pain in my back, I have been diagnosed with cancer.
I have a sizeable mass in my upper chest up against the apex of my right lung. It is in the right superior mediastinum area behind the breast-bone and between the lungs. During diagnostic surgery, the doctors also found a few other nodules, inside and one outside the lower part of the right lung and many smaller ones throughout the plural space around the right lung. We are working with the wonderful team at University Hospitals Ireland Cancer Center right here in Cleveland on a diagnosis and treatment plan.
I have much to be thankful for. Tracie is incredible: a rock; a drop-dead gorgeous, kick-ass patient advocate- we will need each other through this. We have some of the best health care on the planet Earth 10 minutes from my house. The support, prayers, help network is strong and I can feel it lifting me up already.
We will do our best to keep everyone informed through this site.
We Will Win!