Thank you for keeping up with Tony's status as he was battling cancer.

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Surgery scheduled for Tuesday

The full body MRI (it was an MRI, not a CAT scan as I stated before) found no more tumors. I guess as a result of that, they decided not to do a biopsy. If there had been another tumor somewhere else, the doctor wanted to biopsy it so we would know more about what we were dealing with.

Surgery to remove the tumor is scheduled for Tuesday. Tony's Mom and maternal grandparents will stay in Arkansas to be with him. Whether or not Tony's sister and I travel to Arkansas is not decided.

Tony's attitude remains upbeat and positive, and he has had lots and lots and lots of visitors, texts, emails, and phone calls. He very much appreciates the support you have given.

Please pray that the surgery will go perfectly with no collateral effects and that the tumor is benign or in some other way has no lasting effect.


  1. Neal,
    Thanks for doing this blog. We know you all must be overwhelmed so we dont want to bug so this really helps. We have kept our thoughts and prayers on all 4 of you for the past few days and will continue to do so.
    We love you all so much and if there is anything we can do to help, do not hesitate to call.
    Norm, Becky, and girls

  2. This is really great news that they did not find additional masses! I'll continue those positive vibrations...