Fair’s Cancer Recovery Journey
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On the evening of July 5, my wife recommended I take our daughter (Fair) to the emergency room because of the abdominal pain she was experiencing. The ER doctor discovered a tumor twice the size of a grapefruit in her abdomen and small tumors in her lungs. She was transferred to another hospital where she had a biopsy done; the surgery involved the removal of some of the tumor tissue from one of her lungs which was then analyzed for possible malignancy. Afterwards, she was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian (immature terratoma) germ cell cancer. For a week, she remained in the hospital recovering from her surgery and waiting to receive the official results from the biopsy so she could begin her treatment. On July 14, she finally received the official results from her biopsy, and the doctors gave her the green light to begin chemotherapy the next morning. The treatments will shrink the tumors in her body over the course of several months, and once the last cycle is complete, any cancer that remains will be removed through surgery.
Fair’s spirit during this time is amazing. She has had several difficult days already but has fought through them bravely as a result of her relationship with Jesus, her faith, and the support and prayers of friends and family. Her mom and I have started this blog to keep everyone updated on her progress as she fights this disease.
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The head surgeon told us everything went real well in surgery. The mass was hardly attached to anything. He showed us a picture of it. It’s almost the exact size of a volleyball. He said that the way it was twisted and pushing against organs that it is no wonder she was in a lotContinue reading “Oct. 26 – 5:15 PM – Post surgery update”
Fair started surgery 1 hour ago. Her spirits were good. She is a brave girl. Surgery could last another 1-3 hours or more. Hopefully the tumor is not connected to surrounding organs and can be removed easily. The surgical team will not know for sure until they are operating. I will try to give anContinue reading “Oct. 26 – 11:00 AM – Fair is in surgery”
I meant to post an update a lot sooner. I know there are a lot of people who care for Fair and are hoping, praying, and believing for a complete recovery. When Fair has her surgery I will definitely be posting more often and keeping you all up to date. The surgery to remove the tumorContinue reading “October 21 – Update, surgery is scheduled, and prayer requests”
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