Who would have though that Matt Fay, a true picture of health, has been diagnosed with Cancer. Last Thursday I'm in the security line of Regan National Airport when my father calls to 'keep me up to speed' as he says. They found out that Matt had a 4 inch mass in his abdomen. I had to struggle to keep it together. Seeing how this was the third cancer diagnosis of my three closest male family members this year, I've learned the word 'compartmentalize'. I called him when I arrived at my destination to tell him I love him. That's about all I know to say.
So I determine that the next 'step' is Monday, where the results of the biopsy will be back. Work on Monday morning was compartmentalized. It was Mom who called. Found out then that it in-fact was malignant and we're waiting for a response from Mayo.
Yesterday they took a PET Scan to get a picture where it was in the body.
Today they met with doctors and determined the type of cancer is Demoplastic which is in the Sarcoma family.
I just got off the phone with Mom, waiting for the results from the PET scan.
As you can see, my comments on these 'steps', I have dwindled down to just facts. My form of compartmentalizing. Between those facts I've been made aware and recieved the support and prayers of an overwhelming amount of friends and family. Those are all appreciated, welcomed, requested, and uplifting.
As the waiting game begins, we will try and make this the central point of information flow. I know it's important to keep your chin up. So chin up.