In early 2008 my Dad was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer. The 5-year survival rate for this advanced of a cancer is around 15%. The doctors were not optimistic and left us with what pretty much amounted to “get your affairs in order.” He accepted enrollment in a clinical trial not long after with the hopes of at least prolonging the inevitable.
Last year right around this time (on my birthday), I reported that my Dad was considered in “partial remission” because a number of tumors had disappeared and those that remained were still shrinking. Now, 1 week after my birthday (and his actually) we have found out that he is in TOTAL REMISSION.
Let me say it again…but louder…
My Dad kicked Cancer’s ass! Woo-hoo!
I guess God wasn’t ready for him yet, and we’re just fine with that!