Hello everyone, thanks for coming by for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. I am always thankful to each of you for joining us and as each of you know, every Thursday we share the things for which we are most thankful. We always enjoy reading all of the things you are thankful for too. If you’re new to our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop, thanks for hopping in, we do excited when new blogger pals join us!
Today I’d like to ask you for purrs and prayers for our Dad, we would all appreciate that. Melanoma is a scary word, yet that’s the word the Dad heard when his Dermatologist called him last week. The Dad discovered a new strange looking place on his right leg, just up from his ankle. He visited his Dermatologist who did a biopsy. I already told you the results. Now then, for those of you experienced with this type of thing, it is a “Thin Melanoma” at 0.18mm and it is classified as Stage 1A. The Dad will be having surgery in real early July to have it removed.
So, why are we thankful today? Many reasons. The Dad spotted it early and it was not in an easy place on his leg for him to see it. He was able to see his Dermatologist the very next day as they happened to have had a cancellation right before the Dad called, it usually is a 2 month wait time to see him. His Dermatologist decided a biopsy was appropriate. He was able to get a surgical appointment in 3 weeks at one of the leading practices in the country. Oh yea, the Dad’s Dermatologist last name is Katz, so that’s a good thing too.
Of course we are always thankful for all of you! So, what are you thankful for today? Tell us in the comments and then join us for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!
Purrs and prayers for your Dad.
All paws crossed and lots of prayers for your Dad.
Woos – Lightning, Misty, Timber
Purrs & paws crossed that catching it early will give your Dad a 100% positive outcome!
Hi there, Brian. We are so grateful that your Dad saw that spot early, and that Dr. Katz was able to see him quickly. We are purring and praying, and sending all good thoughts! XO
Sending lots and lots of POTP to your Dad!
Jakey, Rosy & Arty(and Mama too)
Sending a ton of POTP, pawyers and purrs for tht melanoma to be totally gone after the docs are done taking it away. Evil things they are…
So glad for the early diagnosis and we are wishing him all good thoughts for the upcoming surgery. It sounds like he has done everything right. and a doctor named Katz has to be good.
Adding my prayers to everyone else’s. No way God can ignore all these purrs heading his way! Catching it early is a very positive aspect to all of this.
What good fortune for him to have spotted this so early and that everything is falling into place quickly. We will all keep your dad in our thoughts.
Sending lots of healing purrs to your Dad. Mum goes into the skin doc pretty much every year to make sure she is OK.
I’m purrin’ and purrin’ AND PURRIN’ everythin’ goes well with the surgery. I know it will. I can feel it deep down in my heart. PURRS
Meowser, Brian, dear furiend, for certain, I – and Katsu – will be sending purrayers for your dad’s full recovery! It sounds as if you’ve already had major success in that department, since he is getting prompt treatment. For anyone, who isn’t as fortunate to have concerned cats purraying over their cancer, I dare to hope they catch a good case of measles!
PS – in case you’re wondering what I’m meowing about and/or think I’ve lost my whiskers: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/multiple-myeloma/multimedia/measles-virus-as-cancer-fighter/vid-20097437
we send lots of potp and our paws and fingers are crossed for your daddy… and we hope that the surgery ist enough and the bad news from his dogtor become history as soon as the evil thing is gone.
I am glad your dad spotted it early and the treatment will be prompt. With a doctor called Katz, he can’t go wrong! I send him my good thoughts and prayers.
I’m glad your human caught it early! And I’m sending lots of healing purrs his way, so that he heals fast after it gets removed – and never comes back!
We send lots and lots of purrs to your Dad for that melanoma to be gone for good!
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ
We send your Dad a HUGE pile of POTP – my Mom has had melanoma and recurrent melanoma as well as other types of skin cancers so she TOTALLY understands. Glad he caught it soon as that makes a huge difference. Hopefully that surgery he’ll have will get rid of it FOREVER AND EVER!!!!
Katz is a good sign. Great he caught it and everything went super fast, usually not that way. Purrs sent his way.
That is a very scary word but, like you, we are thankful that your Dad spotted it early and did something about it immediately. What a great dad you have! We are purring hard that it will all be in the past very soon.
Tama and Genji
Sending prayers to your dad! So thankful that they caught it early!
Oh no, poor Dad. We sure send lots of good thoughts and hope for good results on the surgery.Glad he was able to get surgery really early. We all sure have our paws crossed for him.
We are sending many, many purrs and prayers to your dad, Brian! It’s encouraging that it was found so early, and we are hoping and praying for a positive outcome.
I will be praying for your Dad. Thanks for hosting. XO
We definitely will be praying for your dad. My mom gets her “spots” checked regularly, but thankfully they are all okay so far. I’m sure being caught so early, it will all be good, but it is still pretty scary stuff! Hugs to you and your family.
Purrs and prayers for your Dad are in full force today. We are so thankful he found it quickly and got diagnosed quickly and will have it removed soon. We are always thankful for your Dad – he is such a kind mentor for new bloggers, always willing to give advice and encouragement. Your Dad is always one of the first to comment on our blog and we enjoy his kind and sweet perspective each day.
We’re sending tons of purrs and purrayers to your dad! We’re thankful it was caught early and that he didn’t have to wait long for surgery. Best of luck, paws crossed!
Oh dear Brian and family
You have 2000% purrs and prayers from this household for the Best cat Dad ever and his Doc Katz. Yes for sure you have all positive vibes working in your favor. I think have Dr. Katz as the best doc EVER is the key to this
Hugs Cecilia and my Bryan
Starting our purrs and prayers for you dad right now. So thankful it was caught right away!
We will be thinking of dad and hope that all goes well.
Suspect with Dr. Catz, you couldn’t be in better pawz …
Purrs and prayers for your Dad. Mom’s GAL supervisor had the exact same thing in pretty much the same spot. They removed it and all margins were clear. She was thankful because she would never have spotted it.
The Florida Furkids
Sending over some special prayers for your Dad…
We’re sending LOTS of purrs and prayers to your dad! We will keep him in our thoughts.
Three of my five siblings have had melanomas removed; all were shallow and with good margins. Obviously, having Dr. Katz on your side is the best part! Hugs and purrs, yet we know you’ll come out of this just fine.
Tons of prayers for your dad. I’m glad he caught it early and got right in. I’m thankful for that cancellation.
Thank you for hosting the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.
Have a purrfect day. My best to your peeps. ♥
I am all too familiar with the C-word. And, it’s a scary word. Definitely prayers for Dad during this time and for a complete recovery. Sounds like there are already many things in which to be thankful already in discovering and getting appointments scheduled so quickly. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers for strength, hope and peace. xoxo
I am thankful that I have known your dad and mom for many years and I am sending prayers for your dad. Tell them hi for me.
Dear Brian…Dad Terry will be immediately added to Mom’s prayer list, and we will be sending piles of PTOP daily. Mom knows several people who have dealt with melanoma, and it is so good that your dad caught it at such an early stage. We know the next three weeks until surgery will drag on forever, so all of you will need to give your dad extra love and cuddles. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer
Lots of purrs for your dad. We are also thankful that he found it early and got appointment with Dr. Katz early and all. We hope surgery will go smoothly. xo
Sending tons of mega healing purrz and thoughts to your dad. He’s one of our favorite humans in the entire world.
sending lots of purrs – that is scary but we are glad it got caught early
I was told this scary word as well, but like your dad, it was caught early and treated properly.
Will pray for your dad.
dood….best fishez two yur dad; it izza scaree werd…tho we iz all sew grate full yur dad catched
it in time….heerz 984 pawz crossed for him & mom two; who we noe iz worreed az well ♥♥♥
We are thankful that Dad caught it early…that is an extremely good thing!!! We are sending tons of purrs and prayers that all will be ok. Your Dad means the world to us!!!
We are sending your Dad a lot of purrs and prayers from our house and Dad that this surgery takes care of things. Thanks for everything
I hope all goes well with your dad. It is good that you spotted it early. I know someone who didn’t spot it early. I’m not an expert but I have heard good things about juicing. The Gerson Institute treats cancer patients with fresh vegetable juices, among other things.
I’m very glad to hear that it was caught early and it will be removed soon.
Those were all good signs, Brian. Here comes Healing Pawkisses and Purrayers from me on top for a speedy recovery to your Dad💗💗💗
Thank the Lord he got in quickly!
Oh Brian, we are sending loads of purrs for your dad!!
Thank cod they found it early. Our purrs and best wishes for a successful surgery. Hugs and kisses from us kitties.
Brian, we’re sending mega-purrs to your dad and hope everything goes well for him. It’s a scary thing…but it does sound like it was caught early.
Dear Brian, we will be back to party with you in a bit, but caught your post and wanted to send prayers and inspiration your way. A few years ago my husband had a similar diagnosis and I was petrified but the surgeon removed everything and he is now fine. We will keep you in our prayers for your upcoming surgery. Thank you for hosting – “peace be with you”!
My everything continue to fall into place for your dad so he has an easy surgery and a rapid recovery!
Lots of purrs for your Dad. We know all of you will make great nursemaids. hee-hee.
We are sending lots of purrs, licks and good thoughts to your dad.
Loads of purrs and prayers headed your way!
Paws and hands all crossed here praying all will be okay! Thinking of you!
Glad your Dad caught it early. We will pawraying all goes well wif da surgery!!
Matilda & Matt
BRIAN! I almost missed this with all that’s going on here. I am thankful I didn’t. Mom said she absolutely is going in and adding him to her prayer list immediately.
Prayers for your dad. My mom had one removed from her news earlier this year and she is as good as new. You all try not to worry too much
Purrayers and POTP to your Dad – and to the whole family .
Your sweet Dad will be in our prayers…we send lots of hugs and purrs.
Lots and lots of POTP for your dad. It sounds like everything has gone as fast and as smoothly as possible so far. Good job done by your dad to spot it and recognize that it needed to be looked at by his doctor. I love that he’s Dr. Katz. Hugs to all of you.
Everything fell into place just in time and your dad will be good as new! – Tom x
Sending your Dad prayers and positive energy. The MRI results I spoke of on my blog today are from a brain tumor at the base of my brain stem. It’s benign. I had radiation treatments to stop its growth. No change in size and the oncologist repeatedly said the tumor was dead or dying at this checkup. Very thankful and very blessed. I still have symptoms due to its location but I am so thankful that it showed up in a sinus x-ray last April.
Brian, yes I’ll pray for your dad. I hope it all goes well and doesn’t come back and heals quickly. You’re so right that there are things in this for which to be thankful.
Big purrs coming your way for your wonderful dad!
Purrs and Prayers headed your way. Praying hard for you dad! Take care. xo
Oh, I’m so glad your dad’s dermatologist caught the patch on his skin early. My late MIL had problems with skin cancer. DH has a few places on his face that I think he should have checked out but he’s like a mule. Maybe you can help me in pushing him to the doctor. Saying prayers and hopefully the procedure won’t be too painful. Have a furrtastic weekend!
Sending lots of purrs and good vibes to your dad!!
We will be purring and purraying for your dad for sure! He is one of the bestest Humans around!
Sending prayers and purrs.
Thank good ness that this was spotted and that you have been able to take such prompt action and got things in place for your dad. We will be saying lots of prayers and purring loads for him till it’s all sorted out.
With all our purrs and prayers, not to mention a doctor named Katz, the Dad is sure to be fine. We are sending our most powerful good wishes.
Love from your friends in Connecticut!
We know it’s a very scary thing, but it is so good your Dad is getting this taken care of so quickly. We will be keeping him in our thoughts and prayers. ♥
I hope your dad will eventually be okay!