In August of 2016, Jim was diagnosed with bladder cancer and began undergoing chemotherapy with a smile on his face to prepare for a full cystectomy on December 22, 2016. This man is a fighter and if anyone knows how to laugh through the tough times, it's him. There have been many ups and downs along the way, one that seemed to be a miracle.
In mid November, we got news that his cancer had spread into the bones which would mean a very low chance of survival. For a week, we struggled with the news, unsure of what was to come. On November 15, Jim walked out of the oncologist office giving all of us a thumbs up....there is no cancer in the bones. None. We were immediately elated and all of the doctors and nurses cried with us,. Either the scans were wrong or there was Divine intervention, and I believe so strongly that all of the rosaries and prayers that have been said for him have worked a miracle. Thank you to everyone who has said a prayer or given a kind word. We were so grateful for that awesome news.
On November 28th, Jim entered the hospital with complications as the doctors found a hole in his bladder. He was moved to Bethesda North Hospital on December 5th under the watch and care of The Urology Group to deal with infection and other complications. We hope and pray that he will be healthy enough for surgery on December 22nd and ask for your prayers for his healing during this time! If you would like to send him a note or letter of encouragement, please feel free to do so!