Friday, December 10, 2010

Caring Bridge

Caring Bridge is a website where people who need support due to cancer, premature birth, injury or other significant health challenge can stay connected with loved ones. When my dad was diagnosed with a rare form of appendix cancer, he created his own Caring Bridge site to keep everyone in the loop. Last month he spent nearly 2 weeks at the UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh for a pretty radical surgical/chemo procedure. This last trip he is referring to was the followup visit.

This is his most recent journal entry. It speaks for itself.

Thursday, December 9, 2010 8:58 PM, EST

We are home again, this time from P'burgh. Great news on the pathology report. All tumors were of the low grade, some even at the lowest of the low. So this means that research tells them I have a 90% chance of survival at 10 years!! The other news is we may not need chemo for now.
As for the UTI it realy took me down and now I am working to recover from that.
Thanks for all those prayers...don't stop. Bob & Mary


GailR said...

Chris, that is wonderful news. You and your family have an additional reason to enjoy the holiday season!

Liana said...

I love that Caring Bridge site and it was very helpful in keeping up with what he was going through. I'm so thankful that this treatment in Pittsburgh has helped so much.