On January 27, 2011 Eric Merkley was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. An aggressive cancer that we hope and the doctors to this point seem confident that is contained to one spot on his leg. Prognosis is good. Treatments and recovery will be long and painful.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Big Step off

Tomorrow morning we are heading back to Primaries for surgery, now before you get worried, this is the big final step off of the Cancer train.  He is having his port removed!!  We are both pretty excited to have it out.  He has had a lot of fun with his scar made from the port and the stories he has told about it.  (He has quite an imagination, not to mention he has really got a lot of sympathy for the gun shot wound.... :))  He has said that he hopes that when they remove the port it does not change how cool it looks.  Boys and their scars!  It will be a short operation and we should be home late afternoon.
It looks like Thursday he will be able to go on a shopping spree with Make a Wish.  I will post more as we can.
Eric is doing really well.  He is back to work and hanging out with friends.  Last night as Todd and I walked in the door, he was walking out.  I asked where he was going and as he was getting into his truck, he said out with friends. BYE Mom!  And he was gone.  Man I actually think I just dreamed this whole cancer thing because nothing has changed.  :)

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