August 28, 2014
Well folks I just wanted to let you know what I have.
I have an amazing family
I have friends that just wont stop (even if you want them)
I have people praying for me that I have never met
I have doctors scheduling and waiting for my arrival at M.D. Anderson (sometime in the next few days)
And I have a God who created me and knows the what, where, and how of everything around me.
I also have a tumor in my right hip/pelvis area that showed up on my MRI last week. So if I have ever been a pain in your ass the favor has been returned and I now have a pain in my ass. On great days I walk with a limp. The MRI/CT Scan report came back saying,
“Given the patient’s age and appearance, differential considerations would be led with multiple myeloma/plasmacytoma, lymphoma or sarcoma.”
So yea if none of those sound fun it is because they are not. After speaking with Gloria Ragan she said the blood work is steering away from sarcoma. She lost her son to Osteosarcoma this past year and has been an amazing resource. Her son James was simply amazing and although I only knew him for 2 years and being 16 year younger he had an amazing perspective on life and is a role model on how to treat others. Jams, thank your for sharing a part of your live with me.
Today if you ask me how I’m doing you can expect me to start crying. I don’t think its because I’m stopping to think about what we are facing, but the fact everyone is showing me so much love and compassion. I would have never expected it in a million years.
I feel like I don’t deserve it, but I thank you so much for all the love in support. As I’m writing this now I have to stop, wipe tears, and blow the nose.
I’m ready to start this fight and I know I have one hell of a team around me. I will try to keep you posted with the progress and how things are going.
Thanks for the prayers