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.

Dec 29, 2009

Last Update for 2009

HI Everyone,
I was hoping to end the year on a positive note with a report that the latest CT Scan was clear, but Earl saw the oncologist today and unfortunately there appears to be yet another "something" in his right upper lobe (lung). The plan is to wait 3 months and do another CT Scan....and see if it grows and then make a decision as to what should happen next. For those of you who don't know, Earl had surgery on October 29, which involved the opening of his sternum so that the surgeon could access both of Earls' lungs. They removed two cancerous tumors from his left lung and what ended up being scar tissue from his right lung. He was in hospital for 5 days and off his crutches for a total of 8 weeks. He is back moving around again and doing a great job...like he never stopped.

We were really hoping that the latest results would be different and therefore we are having a tough time keeping our heads up. Earl has been struggling emotionally for the last few months as we have said goodbye to several more sarcoma friends. We were especially saddened by the loss of our dear Friend Ramona Reimer...and send out prayers to her husband Earl and their families.

We did however have a great Christmas with family and plan to continue to celebrate the love that God has bestowed upon us and share it with all we meet. I have a terrific family, and terrific friends...we have a church family that stands behind us and prays for us all the way and all the time...and for that we are forever thankful. God is Good and his Love endures forever.

The next few months will hopefully involve a trip to Detroit...Earls misses his boys so much, hopefully a trip to Calgary... to see the DRW put the Flames out.....! (that's for you Mike) and I am currently scanning the net to find a sell off vacation... to somewhere hot and where we can have a much needed change of scenery.

Take care everyone, please keep in touch, please keep praying and oh yeahhhhhh
HAPPY NEW YEAR....

Debbie, Earl and Darby.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Earl,

Hope you are planning that date to Calgary in March, cause I have the tickets for you, Darby and Debbie on March 15 in our private suite....who knows you might have to meet some gold medalist like Jarome if we can get it done. Look forward to helping plan the trip again. I will make sure it is special buddy.

Remember you have to continue to inspire, I am counting on it. Drop me a line anytime you get a chance, we can chat hockey or anything you want. BTW I don't think I had told you this yet but Douglasdale School for Terry Fox Day raised well over $6000 more than double any previous year...my daughter Claire was close to $1000. All thanks to you.

Thinking of you guys often, take care.

Mike Mikuska

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