Thursday, January 29, 2009

Life can change on a dime

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.

17 comments:

Yvonne said...

Oh, tonya, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I know you must be frightened. Hugs to you and Tim both. I'm so glad you have a great support system there. Please know I am just a click away ; )

Melissa said...

Prayers! Lots of them! And hugs... keep us updated!!!

Corrine said...

oh Tonya, my heart and prayers go out to you at this time. Please keep us posted, and I will be thinking a lot about you guys.

{about us} said...

I am sure everything with be fine. wow though- that's tough stuff. you will be in our thoughts and prayers. What a year for you guys- please let us know if you need anything. bebysitting, dinners, etc. we are more that happy to help.

Rockelle said...

Tomorrow I am headed to the temple so I will add your names to the prayer roll!
Please let me know if yu need anything, at all.
Love ya

Kevin and Brandi said...

Tonya you and your family are in my prayers. Please keep us updated!

Charlotte said...

Hang in there okay?

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Beth said...

That is so scary! You are being so brave. I read Lance's book and was very inspired by it. We will be praying for you.

Kate said...

*HUGS* Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and Tim (and Blake!) at this trying time . . . I pray the news will be better than anticipated and that Father's guiding hand will be felt by all involved.

Carrie said...

Good luck tomorrow, you two! I hope everything goes well and you guys can get through this quickly. We're praying for you!

Nissinen's said...

I am sorry that your family has to go through this. We will be thinking you all day and will be praying all day too. The gospel is such a blessing. We are so lucky!!
Lots of love to you and your family!

Lee said...

May the Spirit of our Lord guide the hands of the doctors and know that I shall be praying along with you and the rest of your friends.

Lyon Pride said...

We'll be praying for your family.

chellie said...

I love ya girl! You'll be in my thoughts and prayers, as will Tim and Blake. You are so awesome and so strong. Sending my love.

Can you email me your address?

Yvonne said...

Thinking of you and Tim ((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))

Nancy Face said...

Oh, Tonya! I'm so sorry I didn't get here sooner so that I would know about this situation and be able to pray for his surgery. But I will pray for your family now. (((((HUGS)))))