Frank Ridings Frank Ridings

First post: Feb 9, 2017 Latest post: Jul 25, 2018

Hello everyone. Here is an update on Franks condition. We thank you for your prayers and positive thoughts.

As many of you know, Frank has large b-cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma as of late 2016. It is now reoccurring and on Stage 3 (the same stage as it was when originally diagnosed).

After going on medical disability (S&A), Franks income declined to 55% of former yearly gross.

It has stayed this way for a year now. He has had to sell his motorcycle and some other belongings, closed his savings account down, and dwindled away any remaining cash left. Any donation or help is appreciated and welcome, although not expected.

To Donate please go to our GoFundMe page.

This year in January, Frank noticed his cheek was swollen and enlarged as well as a few other areas on his body. We went in to the doctors and they let us know after a biopsy that his lymphoma had returned. The doctors had decided to perform radiation therapy, but before it could begin, the progression of the cancer in his cheek grew quicker than anticipated. The doctors then came up with an even better plan- to start him on Chemo treatments right away! As of now, he has had one chemo infusion which began last week. He is already noticing a positive response to his cheek condition. We are taking it day by day after Chemo treatment last week and dealing with common recovery issues i.e. weakness, dizziness, memory loss, depression etc etc.

The next treatment is scheduled for April 16th. After this scheduled treatment, he will begin 5 weeks of radiation therapy. This will be a first for Frank as he has not had this type of treatment prior.

We appreciate all of your kind words, prayers, donations and support.

From the bottom of hearts,

Frank and Kathy

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