For those of you new to my blog, this is my dad. He can be stubborn, but giving to a fault. He is exasperating at times (it's always been "my way or no way").
Back in February of this year, out of the blue, he collapsed with a massive seizure. After much testing it was found that his lung cancer that he beat two years ago had spread, and
It is now almost his birthday. He will be 70 this month. This is a HUGE milestone for him. Not many people in his family live this long, and he seriously thought he wouldn't. Of 6 children, there is only him and his older brother. Both his sisters, and his two other brothers have passed away. His parents both passed away in their early 60's.
I am thankful to the doctors, nurses, and hospital staff at Wentworth Douglass Hospital, and especially the Seacoast Cancer Center, for all that they have done to ensure that I have my father for another birthday. Now we can enjoy complaining about him being a royal pain for much longer :).
He has worked hard all his life to take care of my mother and us children. And as much as he hates to admit it, from all I have been told about my Grandfather, he is more like him than he will ever admit.
In August he had new scans done, and they have come back clean as a whistle. Not a spec of cancer anywhere. It truly is amazing what G-d and medicine can do. And yes, praying was the first priority. I am just thankful.....the words can't do justice for what my heart feels.