Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The news is good

We had a doctor appointment late this afternoon and found out that it is cancerous. The good news is that they feel that it was fully contained within the tumor that was removed and is the most common type of cancer for that area of the body. They will schedule a CT scan shortly of his chest and abdomen to make sure that it hasn't spread but the doctor feels the chances are good that it hasn't. He may have to have radiation but it's not likely. He will be followed up with every 3 months with scans etc. for a couple of years and then probably yearly after that for up to 10 years just to make sure nothing happens.

We feel really blessed because this is the best news we could have gotten short of it being benign. The chances of Tim never having any furthers issues are 95 % which sounds pretty good to me.

Thank you to everyone that has prayed for us and all the well wishes. It really did make a difference during this stressful time.

Now I would like to go to bed and stay there for a few days. Yes, that sounds good.

13 comments:

Kate said...

I'm so glad that the prognosis is so good . . . :) I pray that Tim won't need radiation and that the next 10 or so years are cancer free! :)

Nancy Face said...

I'm very grateful to know that the news for Tim is so good! I'm continuing to pray that all will be well for your sweet family. :)

Melissa said...

That is good news! I hope they are able to quickly figure out the best treatment!! HUGS!!

Yvonne said...

Oh tonya, I am so glad. I will continue to pray for you and your family.

Hugs to all of you.

Beth said...

I'm so glad! that's wonderful!

Corrine said...

oh tonya i am so happy for you as happy as one can be in the situation! glad the news is good. tears of joy for you..and prayers going out that all will continue well for him on his journey of recovery.

Kevin and Brandi said...

Tonya I'm glad that the news is so good. I will continue to pray for your family!

Nissinen's said...

We are so grateful that all is well!! We will keep praying for more good news!

Rachel said...

What great news! We will continue to pray so that the news stays that way! Now go sleep...you need to take care of yourself too.

b. said...

You have got to be so relieved...what a really hard thing. I'm so sorry.

I'm sending you an email.

Amber said...

Hugs that it is at least contained. I feel a small measure of your relieve over this news!

Kimberly said...

Oh honey...I'm behind in my blog reading so I haven't known to be praying for you guys throughout this. What a scary ordeal! So glad things have turned out as well as they have and know that our whole family will be praying for you guys daily. ~hugs~

chellie said...

I'm happy to hear that my sweet friend. Thanks for the update... it's been weighing on my mind. Goodnight sweetheart!