His Journey with Cancer

Congratulations to this years NHL Alumni Ace Bailey Award for Courage our man Earl!!!!!

Darby and I (along with 26 others) were there to accept the award for him. It was a grand event, but could never compare to the grandness of Heaven.

May 1, 2009

A new and improved Earl

HI Everyone,
I have been tardy in updating the BLOG...so for that I am sorry, but as many have said....no news is good news RIGHT!!!!

Right. Earl is doing very well these days. We have started the process of reducing his pain meds and he is starting to come to life. He has less nausea and less tummy upset and is starting to sleep less. He has completely recovered from his lung surgery and even though the tumor they removed was malignant Dr Wong will not be treating Earl with chemo. He is confident that the whole mass was removed.....praise the Lord! Earl will see him again in June for follow-up.

Earl's rehab is going very well and he is progressing with his leg at an amazing speed. The prosthetists, Dr's and therapists are all impressed with Earl's success with his new leg. He has starting walking and running....yes running on a treadmill and is starting to train for the Terry Fox Run, which will be held in September.....Mark this on you calendar....because Earl is making his running debut....for Terry! As his energy returns, he is getting motivated to get active, in fact, on Wednesday after rehab in the morning, he played street hockey with his worker our dog Sauer and a buddy. He did a great job and had so much fun. Here is a video...you can watch.
Take care and keep praying.
Debbie & Earl



video

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on Earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”
- Thomas Jefferson

Anonymous said...

what a great video of you playing street hockey. Your progress is nothing short of amazing. And what a great goal - to run in the Terry Fox race this fall - think how proud he would be of you.
Maureen

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