Steve Ford

First post: Dec 29, 2016 Latest post: Jan 12, 2017
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.

Early in December I was diagnosed with colon cancer. On the day of the diagnosis, they took a CT
scan of my torso which showed no evidence that the cancer had spread to any other part of my body.

I am having surgery to remove the cancer on January 3rd. They tell me I will be hospitalized for 3 to 5 days,
and the need for subsequent treatments, like chemotherapy, will not be known for a week or so after the surgery.

They say that within 2 or 3 weeks I can do almost anything I would ordinarily do that does not involve
heavy lifting… You know, all they usual stuff, sky diving, wind surfing, rock climbing, ballroom dancing… :-D

So many people have sent me their best wishes, and many people have offered to help us. I am so very
grateful to know I have so many friends. Thank You, ALL!!!

At this point, I honestly don’t know what sort of help we may need. I do know I will be on a very restricted diet
for several weeks following the surgery, so if you are thinking of making some sort of food, it’s probably best
to wait till we know more. Ellen will let you know if we need your help.

Much Love,

CaringBridge is a nonprofit social network dedicated to helping family and friends communicate with and support loved ones during a health journey. Learn more about CaringBridge.

To interact with Steve’s website, sign in or register today.

By registering with CaringBridge, you will join over 300,000 people a day who are supporting friends and family members.

Sign In Or Register