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Mar 24, 2020 Latest post:
Sep 15, 2020
Clarence Mayers was diagnosed with Melanoma Cancer in about September 2018. He had a spot on the top of his right ear that had to be removed.
At Christmas time, 2019, he began to feel a lump in his neck beneath his ear. In February 2020, he began receiving treatment to diagnose the lump, and in early March he was diagnosed with Melanoma, Stage 3 cancer that is isolated to the lymph nodes on the right side of his neck.
On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, dad will have surgery to remove ~60, or all, of the lymph nodes from the right side of his neck. The surgery will be at BSA Hospital in Amarillo, TX.
Soon thereafter, dad will undergo an immunotherapy, something akin to chemotherapy, but not chemo, to suppress the free cancer cells that may be in his body.
Amid the Coronavirus outbreak and social distancing that began on March 13, 2020, there are many unknowns about the process. Also dad is in a immune compromised place.
Dad is also the primary caregiver for my mom, Emma, who has been made weak by illness (invalid) for some 25+ years. She is also immune suppressed and will need regular care.
Please pray for my mom and dad and my family as we transition our lives together to rally around dad and mom in this season.