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On March 10th, I was diagnosed with Throat Cancer. Needless to say this was the last thing I expected to hear the doctor say when I went in asking for a strep test. I was prescribed 7 weeks of aggressive radiation, 5 days a week. We, along with our wonderful team of doctors, are confident that I am going to emerge cancer free.
How strange that being diagnosed with cancer has left me feeling more blessed than any other time in my life. Yes, there have been the ugly moments; “your tumor is malignant,” and “your scenario is inoperable” (my hope was they could carve it out and I could move on) and of course, having “the conversation” with the kids. I’ve counseled many families on how… doing is so much harder.
Let’s get back to the blessed part. From the word go, Mari and I, and now the kids have been absolutely enveloped in love, kindness, empathy, and sympathy. This has come from people we are already close to and those we are not, yet. We’ve already had offers in all areas, getting together to talk or not talk, meet to eat or not eat, cry, laugh, or both. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Keep the prayers thoughts and well wishes coming. Our new reality has settled, but the work starts now. My hope and prayer is that I can fight it with some semblance of strength and grace. With all of your incredible support, I hope to get close. I cannot tell you how much better I feel knowing my family is held up so beautifully by all of you. We thank you with all of our hearts.
Blah Blah... Amy Trapp is the best person on earth and my very best friend in the world. I wish everyone in the world was just like her.....