About six weeks ago, my husband, Hugh, was diagnosed with the type of cancer many men develop as they age. (Don't know if I can use the word here, so I'm trying to be discreet.) He has a somewhat more invasive type than some, so the concept of "watchful waiting" was not suggested. For various reasons several other treatments were ruled out, so next Wednesday, December 15th, he will be having robotic surgery for removal of the involved gland at a hospital down the highway from us in Georgia. We are very pleased with our choice of surgeons. His words to us at a recent visit were, "Once I do this, we are family." He also has faced having his own father go through this same cancer, so he seems to be much more aware of the thoughts a patient and family might be having. The prospects are good for a complete cure as the cancer seems to be contained, and we also know from testing that bones and the lungs are not involved.
We both ask for your kind prayers for him, as any surgery with full anesthesia at 67 (or actually any age) can be a hazard, though we were very pleased to know his EKG is also normal. I will try to let someone know how it goes as soon as possible afterward so it can be posted here. Of course he is on several other prayer lists, but I don't know what we would do without the support of our FT family. It is so good to have all of you to call upon.