By now all of you know that Mike was diagnosed with a cancer – at this point from his biopsy we the diagnosis is Lung cancer. Within one week our life has completely changed. I never imagined at our age this is something we would face in our household. I do know however, I can sulk and feel defeated but that is just not me!! The Devil has made his way to Houston – it is not a Golden Fiddle we are fighting for, it is Mike’s future – and as the old song goes “I told you once you Son of a B****, GOD is the BEST there’s ever been!”
About 2 weeks ago Mike went in for a physical. All checked out well except for an enlarged lymphnode that we noticed within a month has swollen and not gone down. After he received results back from his Dr. he pointed out the concern for the lymph nodes and was ordered to get an MRI for further investigation. When the results came back, there was major concern for what it looked like was Mike was facing possible lymphoma. At that moment I felt as though my stomach completely dropped and I had just seen a ghost. Our Dr. immediately called an ENT and we were in the next day to meet with a Dr. whom could examine and provide us with the next direction. Within minutes, we had an appointment at Methodist for a biopsy of the lymph node for Friday. As Friday approached we went to the Dr. and a biopsy was performed on the lymphnode of concern. After a few “Texas Sized Mosquito Bites” as the Dr. described…cells were removed and on their way to be examined to determine what we were facing…the days until the diagnosis seemed like forever!
In the meantime (so thankful for family so close) Mike’s sister and family invited us to their beach house for some Vitamin D and relaxation to ease Mike’s mind. It worked! We shopped Galveston (and welcomed 3 new family members to The Suter Bunch) Rockin, Spidey & Herman – Hermet Crabs The Boys purchased on the Boardwalk. We spent time at the pool, enjoyed some YUMMO Burgers and Fixins at The Purple Cow (in Freeport) – HIGHLY recommended if in the area! We made our way back to Houston and relaxed the rest of the weekend awaiting the week ahead and Mike’s results.