Welcome to Brian's page! My Dad's faith and optimism are almost inspiring enough themselves, but the impending burdens of cancer are best shared. We want to invite friends, family, to keep up to date, and share sentiments through Brian's site, Louie the Lymph as well, to keep our enemy close. Welcome and love you all.
My dad had been having some abdominal pain that he decided to have investigated, revealing a large mass in his abdomen. While chagrined to find a rent free squatter inside him of worrying size, and most undoubtedly a cancerous growth, the lack of accompanying illness or weight loss presumed a hopeful outlook for my dad. With supportive wife, family, friends, staff around him, Brian was launched into a tumultuous limbo for 3 weeks of preliminary tests and procedures, including PET/CT scans, biopsies, Port-o-Cath insertion, coordinated diligently by his wife, my mom, Mary, by his side every step of the way. He was not ill or hindered physically, as he delivered a keynote speech at a large conference in between appointments, even escaped the hospital donned in a disguise of his casual clothes, simply to go for a walk while put on a 3 day hold in the hospital, as ethereal as Brian always is. He has maintained a positive attitude, only glanced by the thought of blood and guts a few times. More test of will awaits with months of chemotherapy to treat his Stage 3 Lymphoma, but with good prospect of full treatment by more than one oncologist.
So please pray for Brian, that his nonchalant, loving, goofy but keen nature not be proven a veneer, but a mold of a centered, faithful man. That he not give greatly to harrowing the drudge of chemotherapy, as he is a special father, husband, brother, and man. Love you dad -Andrew