Fr. Steve’s updates

Surgery is still needed because of the size. My body can’t get rid of all of it without some major help. But, we are winning the initial battles.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My radiologist met with me today to review what’s been happening with the tumor. She is very encouraged by last week’s MRI that is already showing shrinkage. It’s hoped the radiation will continue to kill off more of the cells.

Surgery is still needed because of the size. My body can’t get rid of all of it without some major help. But, we are winning the initial battles.

I see some residents frequently, especially the ones with whom I share a kitchen and section of dining room. As we get to know each other better, it’s relaxing to share a cup of tea or talk over a sandwich. We support and encourage one another.

A good friend from Chicago, Fr. Jerry, arrived this afternoon to spend a couple of days. I so look forward to having the chance to share the highs and lows with someone who has been part of my life journey for a long time and knows me well.

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3 thoughts on “Fr. Steve’s updates”

  1. Fr.Steve, It sounds like things are really looking up, I’m very happy to hear that. We are praying for your quick recovery. God Bless Angie & Kenny

  2. There it is..ANOTHER blessing..! A dear friend to share your thoughts with.
    I lost all three of my best friends recently. Its hard to be without them.Of course, I have some new friends..which helps..and also tnree VERY old friends who have always been around..and I don’t know what I would do with out THEM..! I think you know those three friends, too..!
    I think that even though you have some mending to do, you are on the way to a speedy recovery..!
    Remember the story of “The Little Engine Who Could.”..Welll.. there you are..right now..”I think I can..I think I can !” and soon it will be, “I thought I could !”..
    Thank you for being SOOOO Splendid..!
    Mia and Bob

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