Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Our new blog

Meredith and I were trying to find a way to keep everyone informed as to what is going on with us. Thus was born curtemanity.blogspot.com. I/we/someone will do our best to keep this page up to date with blessings, prayer requests, daily thoughts and medical info. In addition our vigorous readers will also have pictures and videos poured upon them from time to time. We have been blessed beyond our comprehension as to the sheer number of people who care about us. Thank you everyone! We truly feel surrounded by your prayers and support.

We have our first oncology appointment tomorrow at the Oregon Clinic with Dr. Bernstein. We met him briefly in the hospital and he seemed very nice. He told us that he wasn't sure that it is small cell lung cancer. He said that it is a cancer, it is in the lung and it has small cells in it, but wasn't sure that it is "small cell lung cancer." He said that he was handed the best biopsy ever(the whole tumor in a jar). Since this cancer is soooo very rare in young non-smokers he said he was sending out samples to a special oncology lab in Arizona for a second opinion. Tomorrow we should find out exactly what this is, so we can know what to do next.

Dr. Handy (our surgeon) and Dr. Bernestein both said the next step would probably be chemo, but we will find out tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

Hi Meredith and Nick, I am in a wonderful care group with your cousins, Marcie and John Lymath. I too went through surgery, chemo, and a very hard trial with undifferenciated cancer and I want to encourage you to be strong even when times are hard. God is amazing and I feel so blessed to be here right now... It is such a hard trial to go through but hang in there:) I will keep you in my prayers... our group is praying for you too. Life is so precious so enjoy every minute! Feel free to contact me if you would like. God bless you! Tina Strasser

Larry and Laurel said...

Hi Nick and Meredith,
Uncle Larry and I would like to contribute to your Cancer Schmancer fund raiser but are having trouble opening it online. Should we just send a check to you at home? Hope things are continuing to go well!
Love, Aunt Laurel & Uncle Larry