I wanted to offer a sincere thank you to everyone for such wonderful ideas of what my father should do, he is planning on doing a number of them. I also wanted to give everyone an update. The good news is that although we were told a cancer diagnosis was almost certain, as it turns out, "almost" doesn't mean "always". He did not end up needing surgery. He came home from the hospital yesterday, the diagnosis is not cancer but something much less serious and non-life threatening. He is currently shopping so he can cook dinner tonight, which he will eat. We hope to experience many more years of his presence. In the meantime he has a new lease on life and a "no time like the present" attitude to take away from a couple of scary, scary weeks.
Obviously we're a little shocked and thrilled. We're still going to do some of the travel ideas. Two weeks ago I was asking him about funeral arrangements, tonight he is planning on making me dinner.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
GOOD NEWS: Remember last week when we advised commenter Kate on a travel bucket list for her and her father? Kate emailed me today to let you all know that things have changed:
Posted by Adam at 6:46 PM