Just to Share
Saturday, February 04, 2012
My dad has had problems with his face for two years now. One side droops and his face is either numb or on fire. The root of the problem has remained a mystery no matter how many neurologists/specialists he sees or how many tests are done. Finally, in agony, he was able to get an appointment at the Mayo Clinic.
He's been there two weeks and on Thursday they finally concurred on a diagnosis: cancer in two of the nerves that travel up the face to the brain.
If they've told my parents how close the cancer is to his brain, they're not sharing that info. So now they'll be spending 5-6 more weeks in Minnesota while Dad undergoes radiation and chemo.
It seems weird to have this family crisis while we are all over the place: parents in a hotel in Minnesota, two siblings in Michigan, one in South Carolina, one in London, England, me in Arkansas. Seems like we should be rallying around or circling the wagons or SOMETHING.
Wish there was more I could do other than worry, pray, and stay in touch.
Thanks for reading and Happy Saturday, everyone.