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Friday, September 18, 2009

Update on my Dad

My dad had the biopsy done on the mass that was on his pancreas.

The doctor said the mass is cancerous and maybe stage two. They still have to get the official results from the lab, but from the doctor's experience he was pretty confident in saying it was cancerous. I guess going in for the biopsy it was already a 95% chance that it was cancerous because a mass at the head of the pancreas is usually nothing else but cancerous.

On this initial exam he didn't see that it had spread to the liver or any other organs.

On Tuesday my dad will have a catscan done of the surrounding blood vessels to see if it has spread there. If it hasn't spread to the blood vessels they will schedule him for a Whipple Procedure. If it has spread there I guess it's straight to chemo and radiation.

Of course we're praying that it was caught early enough and they can do this procedure; I'm thankful it's not in Stage 4.

I still feel numb about it all though.

Thank you for the prayers.

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36 comments:

Tina said...

Saying a prayer and sending a hug from here!

ABandCsMom said...

At least you now know it's time to move forward. We will be praying. A cancer diagnosis always just breaks my heart. Praying for peace for your family and comfort for your dad.

Bailey's Leaf said...

Oh Michelle,

I'm so sorry. I'll update my prayer list. Though God knows who we are praying for, could we have Dad's first name?

Many hugs.

The Munck Family said...

Michelle,
We will continue to pray...UGH* I hate cancer and even just the word. It has forever changed our lives! (((HUGS))) to you!

Nancy M. said...

I'll keep praying! HUGS!

Renee said...

Michelle, I am so sorry. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending big ((hugs))

Monica said...

Michelle, I was thinking of you today, so sorry, but thankfully like you said it is not a stage 4. I will continue to pray for your Dad and family!!!

MIL said...

Sweetheart you know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your Dad.

Lacey said...

Oh I'm glad they caught it, pancreatic cancer is usually found to late. Our cardiothoracic surgeon's was found to late and we are horrified for him. Your dad will do great, we're praying for him.

Junior said...

We are praying for your dad, so good that they caught it early

Life with Erin said...

Praying for you guys!

Lianna said...

Michelle, I know that this must be so hard for you -- and our family is keeping a positive outlook and prayers for your dad! *BIG TIGHT HUGS!*

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to hear about your Dad. he'll be in my prayers.Take care. Hugs to you and your family.

much more than a mom said...

Aw Michelle, that sucks. As you know, I've been there, so if you need to chat I'm here. To give you some hope, my Dad started in stage 4 and was cancer free several times after chemo so it can work.

datri said...

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. {{hugs}}

Jessie said...

I'm so sorry to hear that Michelle... stay hopeful and I'll be praying for you and your family!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say, you will be in my thoughts.

Nancy

starrlife said...

Oh so sorry for the bad news... I'll continue to send positive thoughts for your Dad!Hugs!

Cate said...

Oh, Michelle. That's hard news. I'm sorry to hear it, and I'll be thinking of your family a lot, and hoping for the very best.

chelle said...

Oh I am so sorry!!!! Sending positive vibes your way!

Beck said...

Oh Michelle. I'm so sorry.
Praying for your dad.

ChupieandJ'smama said...

I'm sorry Michelle. I thought about you guys all day and will keep your dad in my prayers. Hopefully they've caught it early enough that it can be taken care of with surgery.

my--four--sons said...

Just said a prayer for you and your family.

Sasha said...

Praying for your family. My dad just got dx with bone cancer this year. It's hard to deal with. I am glad they caught it early.

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Dangit. I'm sorry, hon. You have my thoughts and prayers for his strength and recovery.

Joy said...

Praying for you all too!

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

how could you feel anything but numb from all of this... and all while joe is away! i am so sorry michelle!!!! sending hugs to you, your dad and your family + saying prayers for the best possible outcome!!!

Calico Sky said...

So so sorry Michelle. Big hugs and prayers for you all!

Denise said...

Seding prayers your way!!!

Julie said...

Sorry to hear about your dad. You are in my prayers.

Lilith Silvermane said...

Awww.. Honey.

I am so sorry.
Please keep us posted, take care of yourself and your babies!!

Much love from us here in Colorado.

Chris said...

Michelle, I just saw this. I am so sorry to hear this news, but will pray that the doctors caught it early enough.

Lacia said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. Thinking of you.

Mom24 said...

Prayers and hugs, definitely. I'm so sorry the news wasn't better.

Kim said...

So sorry to hear that Michelle. We will keep him in our prayers.

A Captured Reflection said...

I read your post about your Dad and I have been praying and you remain in my thoughts, off and on, so will continue to pray.