Red Canyon, Dixie National Forest
State Route 12, Utah
Our travel plans for the year have changed in the past few weeks. Our scheduled journeys to eastern Newfoundland and western Wyoming have been cancelled. Plans for a short jaunt to charming Quebec City in early December have been put on the “tentative list.” We’re embarking on a different kind of journey now. My dear, sweet Mr. Jim has been diagnosed with pancreatic and duodenal cancer.
The past month has been a blur, with our schedule filled with various doctor appointments and medical tests. The medical team now has enough information to proceed with a prescribed treatment plan. The good news is that it is being caught early. Jim will have some initial chemotherapy and then surgery will be scheduled later, probably in the September time frame. We are fortunate to live in a metropolitan area that has an outstanding university hospital. They opened up a new cancer institute last fall. One of the best oncology surgeons in the southeastern U.S. has been assigned to the case. And Jim knows that I will be traveling on the healing path with him!
Please keep him in your prayers. If you would like to give Jim any get-well wishes, please send them to me and I will ensure that he gets them. We’re big supporters of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, so an honor card and donation at the St. Jude web site would be a very splendid idea. HERE is the link to their printable and electronic cards.
Thank you so much!