I've debated about posting about this but in the interest of recording the goings on of the Kelley family I have decided to go ahead. We've always been an open about what's happening our lives whether that be good or bad. I'm also of the mind that the more prayers the better so bring it on..LOL
Tim is having surgery tomorrow. We have to be at the hospital at 545am and he's set for 730am. They will be removing a tumor that they are about 90 % sure is cancerous. It's been a few days shy of two weeks since he started this process by seeing his family doctor. He sent him for a ultrasound last Wed, we saw the surgeon Tuesday and the surgery is tomorrow. Sometimes, as you know, things can drag along and I'm happy this is moving so swiftly. Think "Lance Armstrong" cancer and we'll leave it at that. This is a G rated blog after all.
They will remove the tumor, send it to be tested which will take anywhere from 5 to 10 days and then let us know what we're dealing with. There is a chance that it will be benign but the doctor feels pretty sure it won't be. The good news is that this type of cancer is VERY treatable. Even if it has spread. It's the number one cancer that men get. In Lance Armstrongs case, it had spread to his abdomen and even his brain and they were able to treat him and he has made a full recovery. After the surgery, Tim will then have more diagnostic tests, CTI's, MRI's, etc to determine if it has made it's way anywhere else in the body.
Tim is nervous and little scared (okay, me too) but I feel confident that it will all be okay. Might be a bumpy road but we're ready for it. The hardest part will be the waiting after the surgery to find out what we're dealing with. I'm not good at waiting. Patience is not a virtue I possess. I know, big surprise for those who know me.
I'll be taking time off work to help him recover as they do have to make a several inch incision in his abdomen. I'm so thankful for my faith and for this gospel. I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful group of friends and family that have already offered help. I do so love this gospel. I'm not sure how people get through this kind of stuff without it.
I'll post more when I know more.