Jul. 22, 2021

July 2021 Scans

Cancer is a constant battle. You battle the symptoms that come along with it whether it is stomach aches, tiredness, irritability (he is probably slowly turning his head at my mom right now…haha) or even the things you have to put your body and organs through. The monthly shots, MRI’s, the daily foods you have to eat or stay away from, the daily medications and so forth.

My dad went from having MRI’s every 3 months to every 4 months back to every 3 months because his last scans showed that the cancer had grown. Well, 3 months have passed and he just got his bloodwork done and his scans again. This time the tumors have remained stable which is amazing news! Once they start growing the doctors say, “they keep growing” but not this time. Thank God! I hope it continues this way!!!

His kidney continues to struggle. It is working at a 40% filtration. My dad does what he needs to do on a daily basis that can help but there is only so much he can do. They have decided to move the scans back to 4 months again since the tumor is considered “stable” again. The contrast on the MRI is also hard on his kidney so if they do not have to do it frequently then they do not want to.

Definitely got AMAZING news and some news where we continue to worry/watch the kidney. My dad is a fighter though and he does it every day.

He FINALLY decided to take disability so that he could give himself a break and relax to help him continue to fight! He did not want to step away from his FedEx Family but knew it was best at this time.

Everyday we are thankful for your thoughts and prayers! Please keep them up as it gives him & us hope and strength. We feel the love!

Dad, love you more.