Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Dear friends and followers:

This past Monday I got the most devastating news of my life. My husband Gregg has lung cancer.

We don't really know anything beyond that. The CAT scan they did of his lungs shows two spots in his left lung. It looks (at least initially) like it has not spread to his lymph nodes. Next week, after the holiday, he's going to see a specialist to find out more about it, and where we go from here.

I am still in shock, and I feel very frightened and alone. We have not told his family yet (he wants to wait until after Christmas) but I have told my parents and a couple of close friends. My boss at the bookstore is a breast cancer survivor, and has assured me she will do anything in her power to support me with my job.

I am trying to hold myself together, and to be strong for Gregg, but I feel so weak. He is much calmer than me, or at least he appears to be. I have never been so scared in my life. I don't know what the next few months will hold, but we are going to fight this.

Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Forgive me if my posts here are irregular and/or don't make much sense. I will try to update as I am able.


  1. I found your blog via the Yuletide Blessings party. I am so sorry to hear of your struggles and send nothing but prayers and blessings to you and your husband!


  2. I am so sorry to hear about this. My boyfriend also has a 3cm mass on his left lung and the doctors are dragging their feet. We have known about it for about a month and a half and still no one has scheduled a biopsy. I will definitely keep your husband in my prayers that he will be a strong cancer survivor!

  3. I will light a candle for both of you tonight.

  4. Healing blessings for your husband and for you through this time. I will keep you in our prayers.