Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunday 3/20

Ok... Here is the latest.

For those of you who don't know, I have a pituitary tumor and I also have masses in both sides of my chest that will have to be surgically removed.

The endocrinologist here has not seen may of these tumors and that is understandable. According to the MD Anderson site, only 3 in 1,000,000 people per year get these kinds of tumors. Of those that DO get this tumor, I somehow have fallen into the even smaller group that have the kind to make me develop masses in my chest. None of the doctors I have seen so far, have ever seen anything like this.

No offense to the Doctors in Amarillo, but I want the best of the best. I think I will find something close to that at MD Anderson.

We spoke to someone from MDA on Friday and she let us know that the surgical team had reviewed my stuff and was passing that info on to the endocrinology group. We are supposed to hear from MDA again tomorrow to see when our appointment time is.

If you are reading this, you need to know that God is good in many ways. It it from Christ Jesus that my family gets strength and courage to fight this and it is Christ alone who is worthy of getting the glory for the good things that happen.

I can not wait to see how God works this out for my family and what good things He has in store for us.


  1. Thanks for the update. I know you will be getting the very best, up-to-date care possible at MDA. Our prayers go with you and hopefully will give you strength to help carry you through. Blessings to you and Andrea and the boys in this difficult time.

  2. Todd, I'm not even sure if you will remember me or not. I was a friend of your dear, sweet mother. Barre' and I met you and Andrea at Amarillo South. I used to take care of your boys in the nursery. I just wanted to say that I am praying for your Dad and for you and your entire family as you walk this difficult journey. May God give your strength, peace and HEALING. Love, Kelly