Sep 24, 2020 Latest post:
Dec 31, 2021
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.
Life update...on July 20th, I felt several large lumps in my neck on the left side. I wasn’t too concerned because I thought it may just be an infection. I made an appointment with my doctor just to be sure. Over the course of the next 6 days, more painful lumps started forming on my left side and my chest became tight and harder to get a full breath. I was sent to a few different specialists and had a lot of tests run. I had a surgical biopsy of the lymph nodes in my neck on August 12th. I got a phone call on August 19th that I have cancer, stage 3 Hodgkin’s lymphoma (possibly stage 4, awaiting bone marrow biopsy results). It was certainly a shock, but also a relief to finally have a diagnosis. I now have my port in and will soon start 6 months of chemo every 2 weeks.
I tell you all of this, not for pity, but asking for prayers. I know there will be some tough days ahead. We have already been immensely blessed with prayers, meals, gifts, encouragement, etc from family and friends. My God is Awesome and I will continue to praise Him through this storm. He saw this coming and I know He’s got this!
We will try to update here weekly, if possible. We’ve never been through this personally, so we’ll see how it goes. We love you all!