Thursday, December 15, 2011

Notes From Home

What a totally busy time of year! 

My blog post today is personal, I don't have a card to share but I did get a photo of my husband and kids decorating the Christmas tree last night.  

I've been avoiding doing this blog post but want a place for our friends and family to check in and keep up to date if they'd like.  

We received news Thursday December 8th at my husband Rick's doctors appointment, about his prostate biopsy from 21/2 weeks ago. The results were positive for prostate cancer, the good news is it is contained to the prostate right now so it appears to be in the early stage. We have an appointment with an oncologist in Lake Havasu City (35 miles away) the 29th of December and then a follow up with his urologist after the first of the year on Jan. 5th, we'll need to make decisions about his treatment at that time. We came home with the book 100 Questions & Answers About Prostate Cancer from the doctor’s office, it has lots of information, questions and answers about prostate cancer, treatments, expectations, etc.

We've both finished the book and have talked a little about treatment options.  He's narrowed it down to having his prostate removed or radiation therapy where radioactive seeds are implanted in the prostate to kill the cancer.  We'll talk with an oncologist next and be more informed of our options locally then I'm sure.

Please keep our family in your prayers.
Thanks for visiting my blog today.


Lisa Foster said...

Hi Jan,
First let me say what a wonderful pic of your hubby and kids decorating the tree:) Keep them helping as long as you can, because when they grow up and leave home, it's just not the same.

Your hubby and family are in my prayers...not just for the results, but to guide you to the right treatment choice...I can only imagine how hard it is. Just know that I'm thinking about you and I'm glad that you're keeping us all posted.

kare said...

Our Prayers are Yours!

jimlynn said...

Jan, again I'm sending big hugs!

Lisa Jane said...

wonderful photo Jan.
Sorry to hear the news .. but you are all in my thoughts.
Lisa x

melissac said...

I will be keeping you and your DH in my prayers! Blessings and Hugs!!

Carol L said...

Great picture of your family, but your daughter looks like she might be a tad camera shy :)
I'll keep you, your hubby and your whole family in my prayers, and I wish you all a Merry Christmas season where you can enjoy the day and leave the worries at the door for a few hours. {{hugs}}

Vicki Dutcher said...

So glad it is contained! My prayers are with you and your family that all gets GONE! I know the success rate is good!!

Paula S. said...

Jan, Your family is in my prayers! So happy to know it was found early. We have had several diagnosis in my extended family and every one came through with flying colors. Bless you all!

Velda said...

Thanks for sharing, Jan. Your family will be in my prayers.

Liz Terrazas said...

i'm so sorry to hear about your husband.. May your following weeks be spent researching and holding eachother tight.. I will pray for you and your family.. May your Christmas be spent with tons of family and lots of love..

NanaConnie said...

You're all on my prayer list, Jan.

Linda Grady said...

Keeping you and your family in my prayers that you'll be guided in the best way for your hubby.

Love your Valentine cards.

Tameko said...

Lifting you and your family in prayer.