Wednesday, June 1, 2011

This morning...June 1, 2011

...right now I am sitting at the hospital with my family...while my Dad is getting his MRI...please...






...say a prayer with us...that his scans will come back clean and that there will not be any enhancement or other signs of new growth.

We are going on the 15th month since diagnosis...some days are harder than others for him...some days he has the energy to play some golf...lately...he's been doing a lot of sleeping and feeling pretty crappy...regardless, he continues to fight!

I recently read an article in our local newspaper, where it stated, there are people who think that we shouldn't call it "fighting cancer"...that we should say we're in a battle...that to say "fighting" is too negative...HELLO!!! call it what you will...it is a war...you are fighting for your life...I will not sit here and judge anyone...over how they want to perceive this "battle" ...for me...the daughter of a man who is fighting day in and day out over this horrific battle with Brain Cancer. Over this last year, I have often put myself in the shoes of someone who might be fighting this battle...and though its hard to say what you would do till you are actually doing it...but I would like to think I would be handling it very similar to the way my dad does...with grace and dignity...and most definitely putting up one hell of a fight...KNOWLEDGE IS POWER...educate yourself about Brain Cancer...know the signs...you might just save someones life...

...this photo of "us" was taken on Monday...while we celebrated Memorial Day and honored our biggest HERO...our Dad!

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9 comments:

Lisa F said...

Hugs, thoughts and prayers!

Beth said...

Thinking about you and praying for your family - yes, I am thinking happy thoughts:)

Rebecca said...

Pretty layout and sweet photo. I am sending healthy, happy thoughts and wishes for your Dad.

ellen s. said...

YES! sending you happy thoughts, renee!! i hope it goes well.

love your layout :)

Susan said...

Thinking of you and your family Renee'.

Sherry C said...

Sending positive thoughts your way... lovely layout!

michib said...

great layout - beautiful photo. praying the results come back positive for your dad.

Mel said...

Thinking of you.

Kristi Michelle said...

definitely will think positive, happy, healing thoughts on your behalf :O)