My father, Don Riggott, was diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. He's been having symptoms for a coupe of years, but was under the impression he had Lymes disease. He had recently undergone treatment for Hepatitis C, which he's had for almost 50 years, and had just found out a couple of days before that there was no longer a sign of it in his blood. But it was too late. He went to the hospital with abdominal pain and scans showed a large tumor on his liver. They also confirmed it had spread to his lymph nodes and there was not much they could do. They gave him info on hospice care and sent him home.
As many of you know, my father has overcome many health-related issues over the years, including depression, anxiety, shoulder replacement, rotator cuff surgery, thumb surgery, eye treatment, double knee replacement, hepatitis C treatment, losing half a lung and likely some things I'm forgetting. He's undoubtedly had more than his share of ailments and has bravely fought them off in an attempt to live a longer, healthier and more productive life. But this one is too far along to fight (they think 3-4 years) and will likely take his life very quickly. The doctors give him 3-6 months to live.
Please feel free to leave comments of support, tell stories, reminisce about experiences you've had with him, or ways he's inspired or had an impact on your life. I'm sure he will enjoy reading them and I would like to put them all in a book down the road.
We appreciate your support, your prayer, and words of hope and encouragement.
Btw, I did this without my dad knowing. He wouldn’t want to make a big deal of it, but it is a big deal!