Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Just a quick post...

I know it's been forever since I've posted anything....AGAIN....but it's been a rough couple of weeks for my family. My dad went in for minor surgery last week and at his follow up appointment on this past Monday, he got the news that he has prostate cancer. I had to just go to what I know and put all my faith in Christ that the outcome will be alright. I actually find it quite relieving and peaceful that I don't have to shoulder this burden alone and that Christ will carry our family through.

There is a ton of hope for my dad already too. At a second appointment yesterday, he received a write up that further explained his condition. His cancer is slow growing which means he doesn't need to undergo any surgeries, chemo, or radiation treatments, which at his age would be more of a hindrance than a help. He just needs to have his blood checked every 3 months to monitor his condition. They also told us that men with this condition have a 99% survival rate and live on for many, many years. Praise God!

So I've not been feeling up to posting much lately, but I hope to get some new artwork up here again soon. Please keep my family, especially my dad in prayer and God Bless!


Melanie said...

Sorry to hear about your dad. I know that outcome was good, with the 99% survival rate but the time it took to get the diagnoses had to be difficult. My prayers are with you and your family. I think it's wonderful how in the hard times you can still praise God and feel secure in knowing he is there for you, no matter the outcome. In all of the struggles we go through I think God always gives us a gift....we just have to look closely to find it.

Lisa said...

Sorry to hear about this Jen..
You are doing the best thing right now for your dad, and that is praying. It sounds like so far, it is postive news. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Sparkle said...

I'm sorry to hear about your dad, but I hope that everything goes well! Love ya!

nonapearl said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad! Your whole family will be in my prayers!

=) Nona

AaronB said...

Sorry to hear about the cancer-My dad had it too. The drs. told us that prostate cancer is the most common and also the simplest to cure. My dad had the surgery all while he is on the transplant list for a new heart.
I am sure it will all be just fine.
My prayers are with you and your dad.

Barb W said...

Sorry to hear about your father. Your faith will carry you through. You and your family will be in my prayers. God is faithful. You were right to 'go with what you know'.