Nov 26, 2019 Latest post:
Feb 23, 2021
Thank you for visiting Adam's CaringBridge page. We decided to start this page as a way to keep our friends and family informed of Adam's journey and for the continued remembrance in the power of prayer.
Adam was diagnosed with advanced gastric (stomach) cancer on November 8th, 2019. To say we were shocked is an understatement. I don't think anything can prepare someone to hear that news, for themselves, for their spouse, for anyone they love. Adam had been experiencing some minor stomach discomfort for a few months, but then began to feel as if he was feeling full after not eating a lot, and it progressively got worse. He started to lose weight rapidly, and after a check-up with his primary care physician, tested positive for a bacteria called H. Pylori (which I later learned can cause cancer), and had an endoscopy a few weeks later, which detected a large ulcer but also one that appeared to have cancerous cells around it. Biopsies confirmed it.
So now, my 46 year old, hard-working, otherwise healthy husband, is about to embark on a really hard journey. But God is with us, every step of the way. We believe in the power of prayer, and we ask for continued prayers.
As of today, the cancer is considered Stage III (possibly Stage IV) because it has affected one nearby lymph node, the tumor has grown through the stomach lining, and there are some potential 'areas of concern' in his peritoneum (the abdominal lining). A likely laparoscopic surgery will happen next, and then we will know more distinctly, what the treatment plan will look like. We see a surgeon tomorrow to discuss these possible next steps.
Our children, Ava (16), Gavin (13), Gabriella (10), and Graham (5) know that Adam/Daddy is sick; the older children know it's cancer and understand more about that.
I will try to post frequent updates here, as I know many of you want to know how things are going. We are standing in our faith, and know that God's divine providence is at work here. We're ready to fight!