Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving and a Turning Point

It is absolutely unbelievable to me that in this scariest and seemingly most unjust time in my life – I also feel the most blessed, with so much to be thankful for.
I have been experiencing an incredible amount of love and support. Proving how beautiful people and life can be. The first and foremost - the most beautiful of all - is my Jacquelyn.
And the tangible comfort in feeling that God has been with us each step of the way. I am overwhelmingly hopeful that in His grace, I will get through this – one step at a time. That is what is making the difference for me now.
Medically, I am on the best edge on the continuum of an otherwise bad situation. If anyone is to survive this, it is me.
And having come this far, I am ready for the next necessary step. Getting this cancer out of me is the best thing that I can do right now. I am blessed to have the opportunity to do something substantial about it. Monday's (Dec. 1st) surgery is the beginning of my road to recovery.
Up until now, it has been all about finding out what was wrong with me and alleviating some of the symptoms. I am glad and relieved to be moving into the true healing stage. This is where I start to get better – to get back to my fantastic and now better life.
Thank you God and all of the angels that you have sent us.
I am sure that Jacquelyn will update this blog towards the end of the day tomorrow.


~Lisa said...

I wish I could visit you today and give you a big 'GO TEAM' hug before you jog out for the second half, but I have a flu bug and don't want to complicate matters. I hope you feel the 1,000 arms around you, at the ready to catch you from all directions.

All the best things in life are worth fighting for, and you are ideally equipped for this fight. Your faith, your family, and your strong will put you at an advantage here. I know you'll look back on this time as being the catalyst for all the greatness yet to come, Franco. Life will taste so much sweeter, smell more fragrant, colors more vivid, love more pentrating. A moment like this CAN be a gift, and I cannot wait to watch you unwrap it and try it on.

much love - hope to see you VERY soon,

Stan and Nancy said...


We wish you all the best for your surgery tomorrow.

Stanley, Nancy, Brendan and family, and Becca

awats125 said...

We are loving you and hugging you and there with you in thoughts and energy. Bill's mom is going to church tomorrow during your surgery to say a prayer and I will be praying closer to the heavens from my plane ride to london. your attitude and the love around you are the best medicines and you have a plentiful amount of people around you who know that you are going to kick this thing in the a**!!!
amber bill brady and jerz

Rali said...

Good luck with your surgery tomorrow, may God be on your side. I wish you quick recovery. God Bless you.

Graciela Duras said...

Dear Franco, Jacquelyn, Ana & Noah it was so nice to see all of you last night, we really got a good time and we have do it more often.

Good luck tomorrow with your surgery you will be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you, I will come to see you in the Hospital and give you a big hug. Love you always, Graciela

Graciela Duras said...

Dear Franco,
We wish you good luck tomorrow for your surgery. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family. God bless all of you.

Love you, Felice, Laura, Denis, Davor and Tricia Milevoj

Graciela Duras said...

Dear Franco,

God bless you tomorrow, we wish you the best of luck. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love you, Giordano and Gloria Milevoj

AllenY said...

You're starting the marathon a little late but here you go. Hold fast to all that is good and cherished. We're all rooting for you, from the starting line, through the tough miles, and all the way to your recovery, Our hearts are with you. Go Franco!

Ed said...

Your Canadian family is sending all their love.

Chris said...

we'll get a candle lit at St Pats and have the Leon Kelly girls toss up a prayer. Lots of Love from the Leon-Kelly family.

Jamie Kohn said...

All of my thoughts are with you and your family. You are both so wonderful to share this with us. Warmest wishes and lots of love.