Monday, March 30, 2009

Good News is GREAT on a Monday!!

As many of you know [and some may not] my Dad was diagnosed with Throat Cancer in 2007. It happened so fast it still makes my head spin. He never felt bad, just one day he had a little bump, which rapidly grew into a softball size lump, growing under his skin on his neck. It was one of 3 tumors he had removed in an emergency neck dissection only a few days later. He then had to undergo both chemo and radiation. It was very rough. And terrifying.

OK - on to the GOOD NEWS!!!! He goes in for follow ups every 6 months now, and he met with his oncologist and radiologist today and they both concluded that he is still CANCER-FREE!!! Every time he has a good check up, they push back the next appointment, so he doesn't have to go back for 8 months! I'm not sure exactly when they will get to call is "remission" but I am just soooo happy to hear my Dad say the words "cancer-free"!!!!

Praise God!! HE is Good!!!!! :)

My Dad with me, Ryan & brother Frankie at our wedding!

I love this picture. My Dad seeing me for the first time on my wedding brings tears to my eyes everytime...he so easily could have not been there...but by the Grace of God - HE WAS!!! I love you Daddy!!


  1. Rachel, I'm so happy for you! That is such great news!

  2. Yay! Congrats on the excellent news!!

  3. that is so great rachel! i'm so happy for you and your whole family! shows that prayers really are answered!

  4. That is fabulous news. Absolutely amazing! I'm so happy for you.

  5. Thank you all so much ladies!!!