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    Lisa- Sending lots of prayers and thougths your way- Cathy



    I am sorry to hear this news about your father. I am sure he looks to you for inspiration and now you can look to him for inspiration. I pray for a good prognosis and strength for your mom.



    I will pray for you dad. Now is the time for strength and the support of friends and family. When you think you cannot go on, just slow down and make it one minute at a time. Others will gather even closer now to help you and your family. Allow them to do so. I wish you all the best, and will check back often to follow your progress.


    Lisa……Thinking of you and sending tons of good wishes your way. Much research has been done in the direction of your Dad’s cancer and many, many, have benefitted from the current treatment. There is no reason to think that your Dad won’t be one of the lucky ones also.


    Just wanted you to know I’m thinking about you and will pray for you and your family.


    Thinking of you and your family Lisa. I am so sorry to hear your family now has a double whammy! I hope they have caught the melanoma early! I have 2 friends who have survived melanoma (they are past 5 years). One was caught early and did not need any further treatment past the surgery. My other friend had it in her lympth nodes and she responded well to chemo. They have come a long way with melanoma.
    Hugs to you and prayers for all of you.


    Me too Lisa :)


    Just wanted to say that you can add one more person praying to that list!



    Lisa, I dont know what to say. I am so sorry to hear this news. I have been having a few conversations with God lately about giving us more than we can handle. I’ve been sharing with Him that I think He overestimates me :) I know you and your family dont need more to deal with. I will add your Dad to my prayers along with the rest of your family. I will pray that they got it all and there are no other signs of it. If there is anything I can do dont hesitate to ask. God Bless you and your family.


    Lisa, that’s one more blow you didn’t need but take heart as I have been reading about good treatments for melanoma including light therapy. There’s one more prayer going up for your dad now.


    Lisa, I am so sorry to hear this news. Please do not under estimate the age of 73 in today’s ‘older’ adults. Teddy was 73 when he started his journey and most 73 years old today can take a lot more including chemo. I am sending you the very best thoughts and prayers. They say everything happens for a reason but sometime you just have to wonder! I am thinking about you and your family and hoping for the best.


    Last week my Dad had a strange growth removed from his chest. They ran the labs on it on Friday and on Saturday his family doctor called us with the news. My Dad has malignant melanoma. We are devastated.

    Dad’s family doctor is also my G.P. The doc is going to start to get things rolling on Monday with a full CT scan and other necessary steps. We are going to see if Dad can see my oncologist as well. My mom is just crushed. She has been taking care of me for the past 3 1/2 years and now this. Mom and Dad have been married 51 years. Cancer is just horrible. I can’t imagine what Mom would do without Dad.

    On Tuesday I already had an appointment for an ERCP, so my daughter will drive me up to the hospital and drive me home because Mom will probably be dealing with Dad’s stuff. This just sucks. Dad is 73 years old. I don’t know how he will be able to stand chemo. He is a strong guy, though, still working as a mechanic on his own cars as a hobby.

    I guess now more than ever we need to rely on prayer and our faith in God to do what’s right.

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