Thursday, November 16, 2006

Shocking and Sweating

I think what is most shocking to us (my family) is the swiftness of the cancer’s progress. My father had a chest x-ray in August that showed nothing untoward. Just over two months later, he is stage 4: metastatic tumors—including one three inches long. And now it’s going to take ten to twelve days for the assay to be completed after tomorrow’s broncoscopy and biopsy. (I thought the procedure was today but I was mistaken.) Ten to twelve days before we know the main type of tumor we’re facing. My parents will need the support and love of their friends more than ever during this period of troubling uncertainty.

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