Update on Dad

Many of you have followed my Dad’s progress as he fights prostate cancer.   Posts about his battle can be found HERE and HERE.

Last week my Dad called to update me on his latest appointment at the Cross Cancer. This was his first checkup since his extensive round of Radiation.

The results show he still has cancer. His levels are a bit higher than when he started Radiation treatment.

He can’t go for anymore Radiation, and he’s already had the surgery. They are going to monitor his levels, and will discuss further options such as hormone treatment.

Dad gave me permission to post this, as he would love some prayers.

My Dad with a few of his Granddaughters, Christmas 2011

I will leave you with my Dad’s words after he shared his break-our-hearts news:

It certainly wasn’t the news I was hoping for. I had a pity party on the drive home until I stopped in Vegreville and saw an elderly couple that needed help loading their groceries. I felt much better after I helped them.

My Dad has always reminded me of Johnny Cash…the man in black with a heart of gold. I love you Dad.

We truly appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

From my Dad’s heart-of-gold to yours,


34 thoughts on “Update on Dad

  1. Tears in my eyes for you and your family, Christine. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs to you, my friend. xo

  2. Beautiful picture of your Dad with the girls. I’m sorry this was the news your family received but I love the way your Dad sees things. His strength & positivity will help all of you through this. Thank you for sharing and we will continue to keep you & your family in our prayers. Sending you big hugs xoxox

  3. I will continue to pray for you, your Dad and your family. Always remember, “once you choose hope anything’s possible.” ~Christopher Reeves. Your Dad is an amazing man who is strong and compassionate. I am confident that he will win this battle! He has so much left to teach us:) Hugs to you~ Kath

  4. In you Roxanne we see your fathers strength but also his tenderness….We always keep your family in our prayers…one day at a time because that is all we have in life is a day at a time…

  5. You just made me cry. I have never met him, and just that quote made me love your Father. I will pray for your family. He must be incredibly special.

    1. Thank you for your prayers Amy, yes my Dad is an incredible man. He’s been through a lot in his life, and because of this he is compassionate, kind, gentle, and carries with him a great sense of humour. Proud of him 🙂

  6. Christine, I do not know your father, but from what you share I think he is a beautiful person. The world needs more people like him. People that take the time to think of others. Thank-you for sharing this. You and your family will be in my prayers. Tears over here, too. Big Hugs!

    1. Thank you Theresa, I agree! I’m so thankful for the example he has set for us girls to think of others, be generous, and kind. Hugs to you as well! We appreciate the prayers

  7. Thinking of you and your family Christine. I know this isn’t the news you were hoping for. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers and hope for nothing but the best. His strength and positivity are inspiring and we could all learn a lot from a wonderful example of a man like him. xoxo

    1. Thank you Shannon, I think about you, Chance, and your whole family often. Chance is in my prayers. And thank you for praying for Dad as well. xoxo

  8. I’m sorry about the news you and your family have received about your dad. He seems to be such a positive person, and I believe positive people can over come big challenges. Thinking of you!

  9. You already know my thoughts on this. My thoughts and prayers are going to be there for your whole family, each and every day. ❤ Tell your Dad thank you for being such a great Dad and giving us all an amazing gift: you.

  10. You are so lucky to have such a fantastic, positive and inspirational farther. You are very lucky 😀 He is a special man with a big family with even bigger hearts.
    I’ll be having words with my Grandad up there and tell him to speak to the big guy to cut your dad some slack 😦

    My thoughts and prayers are with you always sweets.
    Love you dearly. xxxx

  11. Oh, Chrissy. I’m sorry the news wasn’t positive. I wish I had some wise words to offer you. But what I can offer is a big hug (imagine it).
    Your dad clearly is a thoughtful, positive and amazing man who has raised a thoughtful, positive and amazing daughter. His attitude and outlook on life will certainly be a gift throughout all this.
    My thoughts are with you, my dear friend. BIG HUGS!

  12. Dearest Christine, how I can understand a little of what you are going through right now… my Dad also is suffering with quite a bit of pain and is currently in the Cross after his blood count went very low after his first round of chemo this past week. I think about your family often and I will continue to pray for your Dad, as well as mine… I am really sorry you are having to go through this journey, but I know you have SO MUCH friend and family support to help you through the tough times. Your father truly sounds inspirational, and it is evident in the way that you speak about him in your messages to others.
    One foot in front of the other… ((HUGS))

    1. Cheryl, I am so sorry to hear you are going through this with your Father, and for all that you have gone through in the past. I think of you often. You are one of the strongest women I have had the pleasure of knowing. I will pray for your Dad and for you as well. Yes, one foot in front of the other… Thinking of you my friend. Much love!

  13. Dearest Chrissy,
    Cheryl told me about this just as we were heading to the airport yesterday. We have been in Parksville the past two weeks. We are very sorry to hear the news that the radiation hasn’t seem to help. But we believe God is in charge! We pray that in the days ahead, your Dad would continue to feel the peace he had helping the senior couple put their groceries in the vehicle! One thing for sure, because he has Jesus in his life, he is on his way to Heaven where there is no cancer! (John 14 & Rev 21) I pray that whatever happens, this will draw each of you closer to Jesus and our Heavenly Father. We have been with your family through many ups and downs over the years and we always come out on the victorious side because of Jesus! We love you and are praying for you as you and your family along with your dad, are waiting on the healing touch of Jesus! oooxxx<3<3<3

    1. Aunty Luella, thank you for your thoughts, your prayers, and for being there for all of us as a family. I love you! Thank you for your comment, you always speak straight from your heart and I appreciate that about you.

  14. Christine…I am truly sorry that this is the journey that you, your dad and your whole family are still on. By sharing your story I hope you are able to receive support, prayers, and love to help you along the way. But in your true Christine way, by being so open and honest, you are providing others inspiration. You and your dad will continue to be in my heart and prayers. Much love and many hugs…

    1. Thank you Linda, I know you understand what this journey is like. I appreciate your kind and thoughtful heart. You are an amazing woman. Much love and hugs to you as well!

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