23 June 2009

The rest of the story...for now

In just a quick phone call from Mom, since there was another call from the doctor on the home cell, the news is the best that we could have hoped for.

Here's what I know she said for sure.

Dad's CT scan and bone scan came back just fine. While there is no way to be 100% certain, chances are fairly good that the cancer is just contained to the prostate.

Here's where it gets fuzzy for me.

He has an appointment on the 15th of July with a radiation oncologist and then an appointment on the 20th of July to set his course of treatment. I think that Mom said radiation or surgery, but she may have said radiation and surgery.

Again, she was talking fairly fast and my brain obviously did not absorb everything in two minutes.

She also said that the doctor said that to wait a month to begin treatment will, in her words, "not matter a hill of beans".

I like beans. Black beans especially. In soup with tomatoes, shredded chicken.....oops. That's not what we're talking about.

Anyway, we certainly praise our faithful God for the best outcome to some rotten news.

He wasn't surprised in the slightest.


Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

Praise God! That's good news. He will continue to be in our prayers!

Helen said...

So glad it's contained and can be treated!

I love how you added some humor there with your bunny trail about beans ;)