Gary and Merle Selvaag Gary Selvaag

First post: Sep 12, 2020 Latest post: May 10, 2021
2020.  We all have our favorite descriptive words to describe this year. The top story EVERY DAY since March 13th was Covid-19, or Corona virus, as it moved through nearly every continent-- leaving heartache, pain and death in its wake. For our family, Covid played a definite role in our lives, but it rather took the passenger seat, as CANCER entered our vocabulary and every thought. 


The summer began with Gary having painful indigestion in June, which was joined by low back pain. August 17th was the first day we heard the word cancer uttered, and the diagnosis was given to us August 31st. The initial diagnosis was not ultimately the type of cancer this is.  Even after 2 weeks of tests at Mayo, and many tests done in Fargo at both Essentia and Sanford, no doctor was able to definitively tell us what beast we are dealing with. The best guess they ultimately deduced: Epitheliod Sarcoma of the Duodenum of unknown origin, Stage 4. Gary, along with his family, is in for the fight of his life.

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