Sorry for the lack of blogging, but life has been in a bit of disarray this last week. I wish I had more fun stuff to post in follow-up to my comic, but that's not gonna happen just yet. Katie posted about some of this earlier, but I want to post a brief bit of info on mine:
Last Thursday, my dad went in for his regular two-month check-up, and they found that his cancer has aggressively begun to spread again. The cancerous “nodes” in his lungs are bigger and greater in number, which is bad enough. But the most upsetting thing is that it has re-metastasized into his liver in five different spots (“lesions” as they term it). There were none in December, but now there’s one that’s already about two-centimeters wide (and exactly what these things look like, I’m not sure). Needless to say, this is quite a shock- much worse than I anticipated any bad news would be.
Now, the corollary / ripple effect of this discovery is that Katie and I, after taking a long, hard look at the realities of this situation, have put on hold our plans to serve as volunteers in Africa and have withdrawn our applications from any overseas program to which we have applied. Also needless to say, this is also quite a shock. There was always a chance that we wouldn’t get accepted into any programs, but to have to end the process in this manner is really sudden. However, we both feel it is the right thing to do at this time. Africa isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
So our future plans (and NOT so future plans, ie, “where will we live in three months?”) are absolutely up in the air right now. Please keep Katie and I, my family, and most especially my dad in your thoughts and prayers.