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Family Medical Update

November 18, 2008

If your not aware what is happening in my family let me give you a brief update: Mom is going through chemo right now, and is kickin’ some butt. She has had like 5 treatments and is back at work for the most part. She was diagnosed with lung cancer in Sept. and had surgery on her right lung. She will be doing radiation after her chemo treatments. Besides shortness of breath and fatigue she seems to be doing much better. Going back to work 3 -5 days a week has been the best thing for her. I don’t know how she handles a class full of 4th graders while going through chemo treatment, but that’s just my mom. She’s kind of like a ninja, except she can’t really do any cool ninja moves. 

While all this was going down, we forced my dad into the doctors office to get some chest things checked out. To our dismay they found a similar spot on his lung too. Talk about crappy news. Well today we got the results from his test and:

IT’S JUST SCAR TISSUE!!!!!!

Wow, what great news for our family. We didn’t expect to here that news, but we are all super relieved that the test came out that way.  So I just want to thank you all who have been praying for us. It means more than you know. No matter the results of our tests, we believe that God is good. It’s just nice to get some good news like that. So thank you. Continue to pray for my mom, she is doing good, but we still have a long road ahead. 

Oh, and in case your curious, the life insurance people got back to me and I got the best health rating!! Just in case you cared.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 19, 2008 9:25 am

    Raising you two boys, your mom HAS to be a trooper. 😉 jkjk. I’m glad to hear that she’s feeling well enough to do things part of her normal life. That has to feel nice! Also good to hear the rest of the fam’s outlook is positive!

  2. November 19, 2008 9:55 am

    This just solidifies the fact that God is much bigger than cancer. I have seen my cousin-in-law go through cancer and he has almost completely beat it eventhough the doctors were just going to make him comfortable. Praise God for health. Just another daily thing that we overlook.

    P.S. I agree with Robina, if Mom made it through raising you, she can survive anything. Not J/K.

  3. joshbarton21 permalink*
    November 19, 2008 12:07 pm

    haha! I was a good kid.

    I will say that sometimes people don’t beat cancer, but that doesn’t change who God is. Ultimately it is His will. I have people that I am close to that have had loved ones lose the battle, but it doesn’t change who God is.

  4. November 19, 2008 9:20 pm

    I am really glad to hear that your mom is doing so well with everything. Malora has spent the last 2 days in the hospital becuase of her arthritis and other things. Hospitals suck! Our bodies are so weak and life is so short. It really makes you want to DO something with the time you have.

    I will keep on praying for you mom.

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