Monday, September 21, 2009

Thanksgiving and prayer request

My brother-in-law had a colonoscopy last week. Have just received this email from my sister.

Russ went back to Dr today - he has colon cancer. Doctor said it was only in one of the polyps and he believes they got it all out - has to have another procedure in December to check. Doctor said he was really very lucky as it is a most aggressive cancer with no symptoms.

10 comments:

Fran said...

Thanksgiving for it being limited and hopefully gone... and prayers for that to be the case!

Allen said...

Brian, Russ and your sister are in my prayers. Colon cancer is scary.

motheramelia said...

Prayers that all goes well for the future.

Doorman-Priest said...

Amen to all that.

Brian R said...

Your prayers are appreciated.

Alcibiades said...

Prayers indeed for your brother-in-law, sister, and yourself in this frightening hour.

... and let's not forget the importance of everyone getting regular check-ups. Bowel/colon cancer is now one of the leading causes of death in the western world, and can usually be cured if detected early, as this was. Sure it's a gross and embarrassing thing to discuss, but early diagnosis really does save lives.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Prayers that your brother-in-law's cancer is gone, never to return.

Birdie said...

Add my prayers being lifted for your brother-in-law and for your family.

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Prayers ascending!

Paul said...

Coming to this late but prayers offered.