This morning we got the call and news we feared. My wife Mary’s cancer is back. After falling into despair for a couple of hours, we have rallied and are focused on the good news. Its a recurrence. Not a new cancer. Its very small and caught very early. It seems to be contained. No lymph node activity around it at all. Its not aggressive. There is some question about treatment, as surgery may not be an option due to the location. But we are assured that there will be many treatment options. Good ones. The MD Anderson tumor board analyzes the data tomorrow and we will know more.
We are scared. But also know God has his arms wrapped around us.
I CANNOT THANK the people on this board enough for your words of encouragement. Its funny…I live a very pubic life. On stage all the time. Conducting hundreds of people. But this community of people many of whom I have not met in person means more to me than I can express. Clay and Dudley, thank you for creating it…and thanks to all the members. Namaste and Merry Christmas. We certainly intend to have one. No matter what.
So sorry for the bad news, while we do not know what the future holds, hopefully you absolutely know that your board friends are praying for you and your wife and that you both are very much in our thoughts.