Tuesday, January 02, 2007

More News

Rick didn't go to the doctor today (we have an appointment tomorrow instead) But, Dr. Ochiai-the surgeon, called to say the pathology reports came back showing the same cancer cells in all the affected areas. This means, Rick's colon cancer has metatisized to his lymph nodes and liver. We'll really understand what this all means once we've met with his oncologist, but they tell us this diagnosis is better than if the cells they found in his liver came from some other form of cancer. Right now, we're just hoping and praying for a speedy recovery (Rick doesn't do well just sitting around, as you can all imagine). He's feeling better everyday and that makes me happy :)



Anonymous said...

I am thinking of you and Rick and if there is anything I can do, make a meak, do errands, etc, please let me know.
Michelle 425-280-7244

Anonymous said...

Dear Doreen,

I learned of your families plight a few days ago, and it has taken me until today to find it in myself to read your blog. I am so taken aback by the challenges posed to your family. I can't imagine what you all are going through. It makes me think of the famous quote by Mother Theresa: "God won't give us more than we can bear; I only wish he didn't trust me so much!" He trust you and your family a great deal. I will pray that you have the courage and strength to continue to bear this weight. You ALL are remarkable!!! I haven't met your kids, but from following your blog, you do have wonderful gifts in your children.

Here's to no more cancer in 2007!!!
Wishing you peace, a strong will, and much joy in the New Year!

Julie Hepper and family

Anonymous said...

Rick, Doreen, Amy, Angie, and Jake,
PLEASE take peace in the fact that we are praying for you all. You know the hymn," We Bring a Sacrifice of Praise?" This, I'm sure gives it new meaning.... but just keep praising Him, even when you don't feel like it. That, I'm sure is when it means the most to Him. Your family is awesome, and if there is anything we can do, please let us know. There's a whole bunch of us out here who care about what you're going through. God Bless you guys.
Jaime & Eric Wickstrom