Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Day One - Tomorrow


Dad starts radiation tomorrow.  He'll do it Thursday and Friday, come home for the weekend, and then go back for 5 weeks of it.  He's feeling a little nervous about it, but he'll be glad to have that first "zap", as he puts it, behind him.  It's time to start!  It's been almost 4 weeks since he found out something was wrong, and it's been a long wait to actually start fighting this thing.  The growth has actually grown bigger in the last week.  It's to the point now that he can't wear his jeans.  So he taught school for the past couple of days in his pajamas.  So it's time to start shrinking this thing!  Thank you for all of your prayers and well wishes.  You have no idea how it lifts my father's spirits.

20 comments:

Ryan, Erica & Sam said...

Our prayers are with you Uncle Richard. We love you so much and know that 'this too shall pass'.

Love,
Erica, Ryan, Sam, Andy and Nancy

PS Please let us know if and how we can be of help ever.

The Loving Home of The Walkers said...

Jammie Day!!! I have to say I am sure you were the most sylish teacher and I am sure all the kids were jealous they had to actually get dressed!!!! Good luck I will be thinking about you for the next couple of days!!!

Hugs:)

Wagstaff's Whereabouts said...

Love to you! See you tomorrow. Please, travel safely!

Jarrod said...

Richard,

Good luck tomorrow. Keri and I are both thinking about you and praying for you.

Jarrod.

Anonymous said...

Hey Call, I'm thinkin of ya. You know my prayers are with you and I know you will be well soon. You're too wonderful to let this get ya. Lt. Schrank

Annette M. Lesure and family said...

Hi Tio Richard,
We are all praying for you! We love you so so much!
Love and prayer can move mountains and I know that all of us together can do it! Keep your eye on the target and you WILL be okay!

All our love,
Annette and gang

Mareike said...

Dear Mr. Call,

I wish you all the best and hope you'll recover soon!!!!
I'm sure you'll very soon be better 'cause I hardly know anyone that is as positive as you - I remember quite a few jokes you played on us and other teachers ;-))

Best wishes,
Mareike
- former foreign exchange student at BHS -

Macy Perrone said...

Best of Luck! Our hearts & PRAYERS are with you!

From: A USU friend of Richie & Chrislynn's

LuAnn said...

I send you all my love and positive thoughts. Good luck today. Sayda, please call if you need a new "ear" or just a friendly voice. Edye has my number.

I love you all.

Adrianne Moore said...

Hi Richard

Thinking of you and wishing you well. You may not remember me but I am a former teacher of Richie's at USU.

Adrianne Moore

StevenF said...

All my love and positive thoughts are headed your way. Hope all goes well.

Steven Fehr

Emily Heap said...

I know that you are going to come through this alright. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if I can help in any way.

Love,
Emily

katiedid said...

Hey Mr. Call,

Just a shout out from Jersey Katie to say I hope you're having a great day and that you're kicking the crap out of radiation! Go Mr. Call! Go! Thinking of you and praying for you and yours!
Love
Jersey/Rutgers Katie

katiedid said...

Hey Mr. Call,

Just a shout out from Jersey Katie to say I hope you're having a great day and that you're kicking the crap out of radiation! Go Mr. Call! Go! Thinking of you and praying for you and yours!
Love
Jersey/Rutgers Katie

Kim said...

We're thinking about you and praying for you. We've met you several times, so we know you're pretty great. But Richie, Little Richie and Sophia are proof that you are amazing.

Our best, Worthy Jr., Kim, Morgan, Kate and Little Worthy

Amy Darrington said...

Dear Call family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I know that cancer is an ugly and frightening word, I can't imagine how you all must feel. Never give up!

Love, Amy and Matt Darrington

Raymond said...

Hello Mr. Call,
I am a friend of Richie's from Rutgers and just wanted to say I am praying for you.
My Dad always got a laugh from the kemo nurses... They would put in the drip and he would kiss his fingers and say 'delicious, so good'. He was 'tough as nails' like you and knew the power of laughter.

My Prayers,
Raymond McAnally

slainangel said...

The Lord knows your in my prayers MC.. I love you! You have had such a positive effect on my life! I pray for you and your family. Thanks for keeping us informed. If you need anything! Chocolate licorice, even don't hesitate I will drive my but to SLC for you and your family!

Richie said...

Hey Dad, this is from Nich Norris:
... What's going on bud? Crazy to see your family all grown up and I'm still acting like a kid! haha. Tell Dick he is in my prayers for me please along with the rest of the family.

Anonymous said...

I will keep you in my prayers. I love your family so much and wish the best for all of you

Love
McKay