Scott and Matt had a great time at the Masters! Seeing these smiles makes me so happy! Scott and Matt have been Best Friends since Childhood. Here is Debbie's post from before they left for the Masters. They got back last evening. Please keep the Heiman Family in your prayers as Scott gets a scan tomorrow and they then wait for the results. It was 2 years ago today that Scott went to the ER and was told he most likely had cancer. Six days later they would learn it was DSRCT. Thanks for your continued prayers! :-)
Ready for the Masters!
Journal entry by Debbie Heiman —
The day has come, when Scott leaves for the Masters in Augusta, Georgia! The kids and I take Scott and his life long friend Matt to the airport right after we pick the kids up from school. The kids wanted to take him to the airport.
Being the dedicated boss and hard worker that he's always been, he has really pushed himself to get his work done before he leaves. He worked long days on Monday and Tuesday, and he will work as late as he can today before he leaves. He's setting a good example for his employees!
God is so good! Scott has remained healthy and fever free in the year 2017 so far. This is huge, considering the fact that we had some pretty sick kids this year! Lexi has had a rough year! She struggled to fight off pneumonia throughout the whole month of January, going through 2 separate rounds of antibiotics. In March, Lexi and Hannah both had horrible colds which turned into sinus infections. Then, Lexi got the stomach flu last week. Myles, Tyler, Scott and I remained healthy. I'm so thankful that Scott didn't catch anything with his low immune system through the rounds of chemo that he's had in 2017 so far.
Scott returns home on Saturday night. I pray that he has a blast on this trip! I really encouraged him to go. I'm hoping he can get away and try his best to forget about cancer for a while. He definitely deserves it. He has fought his heart out for 2 years! I hope he feels healthy and has enough energy to do the things he wants to do!
Monday, April 10th is Scott's CT scan. We receive results from the scan on Thursday, April 13th. We pray that his scan remains stable. If anything has changed, we will be requesting a PET scan next. The CT can show us if any tumors have returned to his peritoneum (abdominal cavity), or if the tumors in his liver have changed in shape or size. What it can't show is if the tumors are showing a lot of uptake or cancer activity. Stable is best!!!
That's the news for now. Please join me in praying for a safe flight there and home for Scott and Matt! Please pray that Scott has a phenomenal trip, like he deserves!
Please continue to pray for my Mom and step-Dad Don. Don is back to work at his full time job. He can't drive for at least 6 months after the seizure, so he is on a leave of absence at his part time job, where driving fork lift was his only job.
My Mom continues to deal with a lot of pain! Not only does she have terrible pain from the tumors down her spine, but she deals with arthritic pain from her Lupus. With all of the rain we've had lately, the arthritic pain is escalated. Please keep both of them in your prayers as well!
Below is the link again for our Team Heimanstrong. Our whole family will be at this Race to cure Sarcoma on July 16th. If you are willing to join our team and support Scott, click on the link below to register. It is being held in Oconomowoc, WI. Tyler and I will be running. Scott will be walking with Myles, Hannah and Lexi. We will wear our yellow Heimanstrong shirts on race day. If you would like one, they are only $5. (Let Debbie or Jen know if you want to order or have questions. We hope to see you there! I want to build the biggest team possible to encourage Scott and remind him that he is loved by SO many!