I hesitated to write about this, but I feel in order to present an accurate picture of our life right now, (which is what I attempt to do at CTL) I feel it’s important to write about it. Cherry Tree Lane serves as a daily journal of our life and this is something that has been going on for over a month and I think it will feel good to just write it out and let it be. This is a bit of a step for me, so if it isn’t written well, clear or with enough feeling/emotion, please forgive me. It’s much easier to write about pool days, trips to Disneyland and colorful moments, than it is to write about this.
My dad has cancer.
He has Desmo Plastic Spindal Cell Melanoma. Its malignant and he had a biopsy and surgery about two weeks ago. They thought they got all of it (it was on his back, neck, and one of his arms). They did a further biopsy last week and realized that it had spread and is transmitted through his body through nerves and blood. It is more aggressive than they had thought. It’s a very rare type of cancer, mostly effecting men and little is known about it (generally speaking). At his last appointment, they told him it was stage 3 (this is when i began to get nervous) but that it had not become ulcerated (good news). They referred him to an oncologist who basically told him that he needed to go to a cancer center.
So, my dad has an appointment next Wednesday, May 20th at 7am at UCI Cancer Center.
It’s the next step.
I suppose the “real” reason that I am writing is because I have realized (in the past few months, through many different situations) that prayer from others is important. God delights in His people coming before the throne and asking for help. There is no glory or medals for acting strong or going things alone. I have never felt really comfortable calling people or asking people to “pray for me” or help, but ….
I guess that is what I’m doing.
I’m aware that there are many Cherry Tree Lane readers that aren’t Christian like I am, and while I think all that new age stuff is complete hooey, I wouldn’t mind a “positive vibe” or some “good energy” either.
Thanks in advance for pulling for my dad.