Friday, December 5, 2008

Don't drink the water!!

This is our first post!! We have officially given in to the blog world. Please remember that it is a work in progress and I haven't learned how to do everything yet.

Apparently there must be something in our water. I think we have been dubbed the world's youngest couple with cancer. Our first cancer encounter was back in July when I received a call at 7:00 in the morning and was told to come to the dr's office and bring my husband. When they tell you to bring your husband, it's probably something serious. Turns out I had skin cancer, and needed surgery from it. Everything worked out fine and I was left with a pretty big scar. When I went back in November, they found 2 more cancerous moles that need to be surgically removed. So in January I will have 2 seperate surgeries to take care of that. Now on to Brent, who is the main concern. Eight months ago, his leg started bothering him when he would go running or play any sports. Just recently the pain has escalated. He can't sleep most nights and lately has not been able to sit for long periods of time. In the last few weeks his leg has gotten really swollen.

It's the leg on the left, and it's swollen on the outside under the knee. One good thing is that his right leg now looks muscular.

So he went to a sports medicine doctor and did physical therapy, with no relief. After that, we thought it was a nerve problem so he went to the nuerologist. To make things short, we finally found some great doctors who did an MRI and found a good size mass in his leg and some abnormalities in his bone. From looking at the MRI, the doctors believe it is cancerous. At the moment, we are waiting on an opening for a biopsy. They also did a CT scan and found another spot in his lung but that one doesn't look cancerous. There is a chance that when they do the biopsy, it may come back as benign, but we are trying to be prepared for anything and everything. Either way, the mass must come out and his nerve will probably be worthless after all this. The drs say he won't be able to do much physical activity after all is said and done.. which if you know Brent, is heart breaking since he loves exercising and playing sports *not that you could tell by his LARGE muscles :) * We are trying to stay optimistic at the moment and hope for the best. I am not writing this to get anyone's pity or sympathy, Brent would just like everyone to know in hopes that you would pray for him. We are so grateful for the love and support from all of our friends and family. We love you all!! I will try to keep the blog updated with anything we find out.

PS...we are all fasting for him on Sunday if anyone wants to add him to their list.


  1. Welcome to the world of blogging. I'm so sorry that your first post had to be about this. I'll definitely be joining in with you on Sunday.

    Love and prayers.

  2. Hey Brent, do you remember the time I was trying to get you to join my adventure racing team and you were telling me that your leg hurt when you ran and I called you a pansy? Umm, I'd like to go ahead and take that back... I mean, you're still a pansy, but for other reasons, definitely not the leg. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We will be fasting for you on Sunday. Perhaps my righteousness won't do much for you, but Rachel's sure will. If there is anything that you need just let me know.

  3. i'm with debbie, welcome to blogging. and we are definitely going to be fasting and praying {since i can't fast} for you on sunday.

  4. Marco and I are fasting for you guys this Sunday. You have been in our prayers.

  5. Brent I'm so glad I found you! Mark and I and the rest of my family will be fasting and praying for you! We'll all hope for the best on Monday.

  6. we're so happy you started a blog! We love you guys and are praying for you. Keep us updated-
    Emma and John

  7. brent,
    i am so sorry to hear about this. i have a huge testimony of fasting, prayers, and miracles. my little girl is fighting her own battle with brain cancer, but we just found out that she is winning. i know you will too. you will be in my prayers.

  8. Brent, Kelly....I drank the water too. Can't wait to see ya'll this X-mas.

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  10. I'm praying for you and fasting on Sunday. LOVE Y'ALL!!

  11. Brent,
    so sad to hear about what you are going through. We will definitely add you to our prayers.

    The Hyde's (sara lambson)

  12. Brent, I just heard the news. I missed the fast, but I will add you to my prayers.