Friday, January 9, 2009

My dad

I really appreciate those who have inquired about how my dad is doing and wanted to provide a general update.

Amazingly, he's doing pretty well right now:

*His pain has decreased, for which we're very thankful. Ibuprofen of all things has been surprisingly effective in managing his pain.

*In addition to medication, he will begin radiation treatments soon.

*Now that he's in less pain, he's starting to run a little bit again, and is hoping to train for a marathon in June (out here by us--yay!)

There are still lots of unknowns, but we are grateful that he feels pretty good right now and is even, to use his word, content with his situation. Praise the Lord!


Christy@MercyEveryMorning said...

So glad to hear his pain is under control and that he's able to do so much. Praying for healing, and peace in the midst of the storm!

Jenny said...

I am so glad you posted about your dad. I was actually going to ask today.

Susan said...

I read this post and was like what?? I went back and read the original post about your dad...I am sorry to hear about everything and will be praying for you and your family. I am glad that his pain in under control. What a trooper. A marathon. He is an inspiration...he just keeps looking forward and planning. Just like marathon runner.

Vanessa said...

Thanks for the update Carrie. I've been thinking about your family.

- Vanessa

Wendi said...

Glad to hear that he doing well! Pain management does wonders for making you feel better.

Katie said...

Thanks for the update Carrie. Your dad's contentment and attitude really teaches me a lot. I'm praying for him. God's peace is so amazing. Blessings to all of you!

gail said...

what testimony! to be content in his situaion. as you know contentment is my word for this year, and i marvel at your dads' ability to be content in this, even as i grumble and whine about my silly discomforts. yes, tell him that he is an inspiration of faith and grace to others like me. only the Lord can shine thru a person like that.

mom said...

Carrie, thanks for posting this update about Dad -- I love the photo of him having fun in the snow! Thank you to all who are praying for our family during this season of our lives. Love, Carrie's Mom

autumnesf said...

So, so glad to hear he's doing this well.

We lost dad right before Christmas and it was awful. No one should die of cancer.

I will keep him on my pray list and look forward to his updates!

Angela - Life w/ Two Busy Boys said...

Thanks for the update.

jody said...

great picture!

will be anxious to hear how the radiation goes.

God's peace to you all.

Amy said...

I am so glad to hear that he is doing better. I have been thinking of him and your family. I hope the radiation goes really well.

Anonymous said...

What a great pic of your dad, Carrie! I'm so glad he's doing so well and running - he's a rockstar! Tell him I said that, k? :)