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.

Nov. 27, 2009

Go Red Wings

Hi Everyone,

Earl has been home from the hospital for 3 weeks now and is really getting bored. He is able to go out, almost daily, but is incredibly tired afterward. He is quite an amazing guy...saying the surgery wasn't really that bad. We are having a few problems with the incision, but nothing major. He still has four more weeks without crutches and boy will he be happy to get them back. I must say his balance is getting better and better as he hops from room to room.

Earl is constantly reminding me about the travel plans he has after he is up and at em...wants to go to Calgary, Detroit and maybe even Vancouver and we might go on a cruise depending on how he is feeling. I don't think we can manage all 4 places though so we will have to take a look at making decision in the new year.

Earl goes for his next CT Scan on December 21st, and the Dr. wants us to wait until after the holidays before he gives us the results. We are hoping and counting on good results though. Please keep him in your prayers as we wait yet again for an update on his cancer.

We are struggling right now with the knowledge that one of our good friends, Ramona is in palliative care (for 2 weeks now). We pray for her daily and ask that would join us. She is an amazing, beautiful young woman and we just can't fathom life without her. Earl sometimes deals with why he is doing so well, while others are not.

We are planning to stay home and watch our Red Wings beat the Calgary Flames tonight....they really need and win and so does Earl.....So watch out all you Calgary fans...you might be crying in your beer tonight.



Anonymous said...

Quite the road trip our Flames are having and boy did they kick it off right..... hmmm, who did they play again on Nov. 27?

Anyways Earl, great to hear you are recovering well and make sure to give Debbie a break every so often. Looking forward to Christmas I hope, I know my girls just can't wait.... I informed them Christmas is about the journey to the day not the actual day. Someone has been demonstrating such inspiration for me, wonder who that could be.

Take care buddy, and if Calgary is your destination remember the Wings vs. Flames in March, I will ensure you get to the game...I am sure you can do the rest from there!!!

Mike Mikuska

Ray said...

Hi Earl,

I just wanted to say hello and let you know I've kept you in my prayers since we met a few weeks ago. I look forward to seeing you again so we can talk more hockey!

Keep smiling Earl, it looks good on ya!!
Ray Petkau

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