Monday, November 26, 2007

2 steps forward, 1 step back

Nick here..

Today some unfortunate news came from my doctors. Based on the scans I had done before my last chemo, they see what looks like to be probable tumor regrowth in my right sinus again. I will have to undergoe some serious surgery soon, which will also require some facial reconstructive surgery.
It really sucks that I have to do this with only one chemo left, thinking I would be done by this Christmas, but hopefully this will just be a little speed bump in my fight and I will be in remission soon. Also, because the surgery will delay my treatments I will not be able to attend the U of U for this coming semester. I guess in a way it will just give me more time to goof off (right mom).
I meet with my surgeon this Wednesday (Nov. 28th) and will know a lot more then about the surgery, how serious, how many more chemos, etc. I then will meet with the reconstructive surgeon on the following Monday. After that I hope to drive up to Wyoming for a couple days and visit my best friend to relax for a while.
Again, I will post more info on Wednesday and am thankful for all that I do have and all the love that everyone has shown through this fight.
Much Love,
-Nick

p.s. I saw a bald eagle today on my way to my dad's house. It was awesome! I have never seen one in my entire life. So it was kinda cool to see on this unfortunate day.

3 comments:

Obsessedwithlife said...

I am so sorry to hear that. I know all too well what that feels like, having had sarcoma 3 times. My heart is aching for you and your family BUT you are strong and you WILL get through this.

If you ever want to email or something, just leave it on my blog :).

Prayers and best wishes,
Rachel

Chris Ulvin said...

Thank you Nick,
Many friends and family check your blogspot daily and now they will know what to focus their prayers on. God makes all things glorious - from a bald eagle to Mr. Nicholas Raitt. I know there are doctors, nurses, patients and others who have never seen someone like you - and for them to see you on one of their unfortunate days - that is love. Thank you Nick. May God bless you in all things, aunt Chris

Jay Paterson said...

Hiya,
Wanta see a bald eagle every day?

Look in the mirror.

Your spirit is soaring.
Jay