Justin's dad called us yesterday and told us he has an acoustic neuroma, a benign brain tumor that is affecting his hearing. He's having it removed soon, and it's unlikely to be life-threatening, but he might lose some hearing in his ear as a result of the surgery.
So it's okay, more or less, but kind of scary, especially because his mother had a brain tumor several years ago that she was told would likely be fatal but very fortunately turned out not to be. We're hoping for a smooth surgery and a speedy recovery.
EDIT: I wanted to clarify (not that anyone has asked yet) that it was Justin's dad's mother, not Justin's mother, who had the brain cancer a few years ago. Justin's mom had melanoma when Justin was a baby. Just so we're all clear on who had what kind of cancer. So pray also, while you're at it, that any children we may have get the non-cancer kind of genes.
4 weeks ago