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Posted by: Julie in ,


Well, mom and David got home around 8:00 pm tonight. It's not good news. In fact, it's pretty scary. The growth he has is cancer. He also has it growing inside. There are 3 options for him.
  1. Do nothing. What will happen? Well, the cancer will grow into his jugular vein, get into his blood stream and kill him.
  2. He can have surgery and have the tumor removed and remove as much as possible inside without taking his voice box.
  3. Remove the tumor, the cancer growing inside and take the voice box.
Right now, he's looking at choice #2. If they take the voice box he will have a tube in his throat from now on. He had to do that for a while after his last surgery and he just can't stand the thought of it again.

He has surgery scheduled for March 16. He will be in Charleston for 5 - 7 days. He will have a feeding tube in his nose for a while again, but hopefully that will come out before he leaves the hospital. (I mean would you like to walk around with a long thin tube hanging out of your nose all the time? Well, he's done that and he hated it! )

He will probably have to have chemo, radiation or both. Last time it was radiation only. Who knows what it will be this time.

We all feel that this is a huge step backwards.

He's been doing so well. I mean, you can't imagine how wonderfully he has recovered. It's heartbreaking.

He never married. He has no children. He lives with my grandmother who is 96 yrs old. His surgery last time was hard on her. She is much more frail this time (she fell last year and broke her hip. She's doing really good now, but a few weeks ago she fell outside and busted her head). Not only do I worry for David, but for the well being of my Na Na as well.

But, we are blessed. Through it all, God is with us. He saw David through the last surgery and recovery and He will be there this time. After I spoke with mom I needed to talk to God. I sat in the dark and prayed and listened. This is what kept playing over and over in my mind....

Come to Me, you who are weak
Let My strength be yours tonight
Come and rest, let My love be your bed
Let My heart be yours tonight

Peace be still, Peace be still
Please be still and know that I am God
and know that I am God

Come empty cup, let Me fill you up
I'll descend on you like a dove tonight
Lift your head, let your eyes fall into Mine
Let your fear subside tonight


Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Peace be still and know that I am God!
How awesome is that?
God is in control of this.
He will be with David.
He will strengthen David.
He will walk with David and when he cannot walk,
God will carry him.

Please continue to remember David in your prayers.
May God bless you all!

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Praying for your family. Hope things get better for you guys.

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