Not Cancerous!

I’ll let Wendy share the good news:

We received great news this morning that Roger’s biopsy shows that he does not have cancer! Now we just need to get him out of the hospital. He is eating solid foods but doesn’t have much appetite yet. He’s had a few minor complications but they are talking about releasing him later this week. There’s quite a bit of home care that will be involved so I’m not sure I’m ready for him to come home yet. The staff at U of M have been great and are helping me develop some nursing skills quickly (I knew there was a reason I was an English major. For our friends in the business, I have a new admiration…). All the phone calls, cards and well wishes have meant a lot to us. Thank you.

This is definitely good news. As I’m sure many of you have heard, White House Spokesman Tony Snow was diagnosed with colon cancer two years ago, and had his colon removed, much like Roger did. Snow actually had cancer though, and underwent six months of chemotherapy too. And just recently, he found out that the cancer was back and had spread to his liver. This is definitely scary stuff, so we are all relieved to find out that Roger does not have cancer. But as Wendy alluded to, there is still work to be done, so keep those positive thoughts coming.