On Thursday, September 16th my dad was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma in his upper gum. As an employee of an organization that works with cancer survivors everyday and raises money to research a cure and to fund programs that support cancer survivors, I am well aware that a cancer diagnosis is not what it used to be. More and more people are surviving cancer everyday, and my daddy will be one of them!
He had surgery today and is recovering comfortably in his room! But true to my dad's mischievous nature he is playing with all the things around him and his dressings...apparently the dr. gave him a stern (cough, cough) warning to leave things alone. ;0) According to my mom the dr. and his staff are pleasant and funny, which is good since my dad has very few serious moments!
As I have been posting updates on my Facebook about my dad and this journey, I am so in awe of the number of people who have been praying for him. I am so thankful!