Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Here's to Kneeing Cancer in the Groin

Hey y'all.

So, I'm a little late to post today, because I've been waiting on some news about my dad... and the news is good!

My parents flew down to Houston to MD Anderson for his first CT scans since his diagnosis- to see if the chemo had any effect on the tumors in his lungs.

The scans showed that the largest tumor had shrunk by half. The other smaller tumors had shrunk as well, some appearing only as little shadows. (side note: the words "had shrunk" never sound right. Never ever.)

The doctor's computer crashed several times as they were comparing the results, and he said, "I think the computer isn't accustomed to such positive results. We don't normally get those."
He speaks the truth.

We are ecstatic. I have finally emerged from the fetal position I first assumed on Monday. We are blessed. 

Of course we know we are not out of the woods. The woods are infinite in cases of pancreatic cancer. But, as Martha Stewart would say, holy crap, Batman, this is a good thing!
I will leave you all with a picture of my dad's grandkids at his clinic. They all went together to get their immunization shots. I don't know why I found it so cute. Maybe it's because they looked so happy even though they knew what was coming. 

Here's to all of us looking that happy in the face of pain!

Love to you all.
Bro

26 comments:

  1. Yeah! That's great! I hope the next results are even better.

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  2. So happy to hear all the prayers and positive thoughts are working!!!

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  3. Yay! Yay yay yay yay! Way to go Brodi's dad!!! So happy for you and your family.

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  4. That's freakin' fantabulastic news!!! I'm so happy for your family! You guys are one super tough bunch and seriously, with the power of positivity you guys have ... the bad guys don't stand a chance!

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  5. Thanks y'all! We are ecstatic! :)

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  6. That's wonderful news! So happy for you and your family.

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  7. I'm so happy to hear about your dad! That's awesome news! Hears to more good news to come!

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  8. Brodi I couldn't be happier! I know first hand how getting good news like that feels! Congrats to your dad. He is amazing for going through all of this and I am SO glad he is doing so well!

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  9. Awesome news! And that picture its so cute!

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  10. That is amazing news!!! I am so happy that you received such positive results! I bet you are all feeling pretty good right about now. Here's to more brilliant news in the future! He will kick this cancer yet! :)

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  11. Woohoo! I hope it just gets better and better. Your Dad is so darling, you all deserve it!

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  12. That is so awesome! I'm so happy for you and your family! :) The kids are adorable. Yay!

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  13. YAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!! (you don't have a repeat-letter limit on this blog, do you? hope not.) YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!

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  14. Always happy to hear such good news!!

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  15. Wonderful news, Brodi. Grab for every delicious moment with him.

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  16. Happy to hear of your family miracle.

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  17. Hooray! I am so happy for you guys!

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  18. That is absolutely wonderful! Yay for such great news!!!

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  19. I'm sooooooooooo happy for you! I seriously clapped for joy. Take that cancer. Hugs!

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  20. Brod - that's TREMENDOUS news! Continuing positive thoughts, vibes and prayers for your Dad. There's something to it to be sure. Love you!

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