Sunday, September 29, 2013

Cancer Free!!!!!!

Cancer Free!!!!! On Monday, Dad went to the Cancer Center for PET Scan, MRI, and blood workup.  On Thursday, Dad went to his oncologist’s office to receive a checkup, and the results of all the tests performed on Monday.  The oncologist looked at my Dad and said “Congratulations, you no longer have cancer! As precautions, and to be proactive, we will still need to watch and run tests every 3 months to ensure this cancer doesn’t come back”.
My husband and I put eyes on my Dad on Saturday morning.  He looks really good.  What’s amazing; he now has all kinds of brown hair on his head (before it was gray and he had very little), and his face looks vibrant and glowing.  He no longer looks like his age, 71 years old.  He looks like he’s 15 years younger.  Dad’s lost all kinds of weight; he used to be 6’2”, 240 pounds. Now he’s 6’0”, about 125pounds. 
Dad is in good spirits, he’s kicked cancer’s butt!!!!!!
He will need to put some weight on, gain back his strength and get some well deserved sleep.  As for his height, he lost 2 inches from the surgery to his vertebrae, and cancer.
To all of my Blogger friends, thank you for your support, kind words, and wisdom; all which helped my family through this stressful medical situation involving Dad.
 

45 comments:

  1. O.M.G. How wonderful is that news? Wow! So happy for your Dad and you and your family. Now he needs some good food to bulk him back up. That'll be the fun part! Congrats again, very very happy for you.

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    1. 1st Man,

      It is wonderful news!!!! He needs to bulk up and get that strength back totally so he can walk again.

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  2. fantastic news! I been so busy worrying about the Mrs. I haven't been keeping up with what else is going on! good to hear! I am sure that is a big load off your mind. Science once again prevails. It gives me hope! congrats! your friend always, the rat

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    1. Rat,

      Thanks, it is good new. It's a big load off of my mind.
      Mrs. Rat is on my mind too!!!

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  3. YEAH Sandy's Dad that is wonderful.Kicking Cancers Butt is the best. Take care now you can relax Sandy.:) Hug B

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    1. Buttons,

      Thank you so very much B :-)
      Yes kicking cancers butt is a good thing.

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  4. That is wonderful news. Congratulations.

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    1. Stephen,

      Thank you Stephen, it's great news!!!

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  5. Yippee, yippee, yippee!!!!! I love great news on a Sunday night!!!!.

    I am very happy for you all.

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    1. DFW,

      I'm so happy he's kicked cancer, now to get his strength back and fatten him up :=) Thank you!!!

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  6. Glad to hear everything went away. Now I will send a prayer that it stays away. Happy Days.

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    1. PP,

      Thank you so very much, we will need prayers to keep this nasty disease away.

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  7. Best news I have heard in a long time.

    Jane

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    1. JMD,
      It's the best news we've had in a while. I so appreciate your support, and help getting through the hurdles of cancer. I will keep you up to date about Dad. Once he get's back to writing, I know he will write you.

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  8. That's the best news ever! Now fatten him up :-)

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    1. Mike,
      It is wonderful news, now we all need to put some meat on his bones so he can get back on his feet.

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  9. Wow Congrats to your dad. What a blessing he has received !!!

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    1. Carolina Nana,

      Thank you, it is a blessing for the man above.

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  10. WOW ! that is awesome news and an answer to prayers. And what PP said..I will pray he stays that way. : )

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    1. JUGM,

      Awesome news indeed, thank you for keeping him in your prayers. We don't want the cancer to come back.

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  11. Sandy,
    That is such wonderful news. I know it a burden lifted from you, Dad, and everyone involved. I wish either of my parents could have beat cancer.

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    1. Linda,

      Yes it is thank you.
      Fighting cancer is not just painful for the person with cancer.
      Sending prayers for your parents, I'm sorry about your parents.

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  12. Sandy, that is wonderful news! I am so happy for all of you.

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    1. Glenda,

      Thank you so very much......it is so wonderful. Now to keep it away.

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    1. Rev. Paul,

      Yes sir!!!! Praise the Lord!!!

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  14. Sandy
    I'm Praising the Lord with you!
    God is so Amazing.

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    1. Kimberly,

      Thank you!!!!
      God is my hero :-)

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  15. Sandy, hopped over here after reading your comment at Calamity Acres to find this joyous news this morning! Congratulations to your dad and his whole family... God is so good to us! There is a wonderful prayer at the end of my blog post today... and I'll say it for your dad tonight!

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    1. Mary Ann,

      It is joyous news. It's been a long year of surgery, radiation, and chemo. Thank you for your warm words and prayers.

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  16. Miracles still do happen! I'm so glad for your father and family!

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    1. Izzy,

      Miracles are amazing, thank you!!!

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  17. oh Sandy - such awesome, wonderful news! jambaloney and i are sooo happy for you and yours! and we send hugs and kisses to everyone!!!

    your friends,
    jambaloney and kymber

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    1. Sweet Kymber,

      It's totally awesome news, thank you Kymber and Jambaloney. Sending hugs and kisses back at you both.

      Your friends,

      Sandy and Bulldog Man

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  18. Wonderful news! He is one tough cookie! So happy for you. And bless Mary Ann for her prayer for him.

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    1. Michaele,

      Yes, very wonderful news thank you. Dad is a tough one, former military man. Most definitely bless Mary Ann for her prayer.

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  19. HalleluYah!! That is the sweetest news! ! PRAISE GOD!
    I can only the joy that you must all new feeling. I am so happy for all of this awesome news. I think he will probably be able to enjoy reading again. wonderful, wonderful news♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥

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    1. Susie,

      It sure is!!!! All kinds of joy, now we need to get him walking again.
      He did tell the doctor he will walk again, I can only hope and pray he does.

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  20. HalleluYah!! That is the sweetest news! ! PRAISE GOD!
    I can only the joy that you must all new feeling. I am so happy for all of this awesome news. I think he will probably be able to enjoy reading again. wonderful, wonderful news♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥

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  21. Sandy, I can't tell you how delighted I am for your dear Dad and for you also ! Your Dad is one tough bird !
    I am sorry to hear about the passing of precious Bug. She was very lucky to have lived her life with you !
    Fondly,

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    1. Jane,

      Dad is one heck of a tough bird!!!! He refuses to give into this, he will walk again. Thank you for your kinds words, I so miss little Bug.

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