Pat Grady

First post: Mar 29, 2019 Latest post: Jan 4, 2021
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. Ruth and I will both be giving updates as we move through this process! - Jeanette


Hello all, updating everyone on Pat’s health journey. About a week ago Pat was diagnosed with diffuse large B cell lymphoma. The place in his body where this started is in his left tonsil. We still don’t know the sub class or what stage he is at. We will discuss those details next Friday April 5 with our oncologist..We had a very in-depth meeting with our doctor/oncology specialist and his team in Sioux Falls this past Tuesday. Today March 29th. Pat will go for lab work, port placement, bone marrow biopsy, echo, and pet scan. Will be a very big day as we need to be there at 6:30 AM and he won’t be finished until about 2 o’clock. Next week April 4 he meets with the chemo education PA; then on Friday he starts his first round of chemo treatment which is called R-CHOP. He will have treatment one full day (7.5 hrs), every three weeks, for six rounds. So over the course of the next 18 weeks beginning Friday, April 5 his journey truly begins. Thank you all for the showering of love prayers and support. We’ve got this and trust in our Lord to bring him through from start to finish. His promise from scripture that he gave to me one day last week out of the clear blue… Psalm 66:5”Come and see what our God has done, what awesome miracles he performs for his people!” Ruth