F**K Cancer

Hello friends!

I wanted to take a minute to ask y’all for some grace. If you have been following along with our blog since the beginning you will know that we believe in transparency and keeping it real. Well recently things got REAL. Last month Atom was diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer. It was quite a shock to get those results after he had a mole removed a week prior. We thought having the mole removed would be the end of it but as it turns out, it is just the beginning of his cancer journey. On Monday, Atom had a big surgery to excise extremely deep and wide into his shoulder (that incision is 8” long with a drain that will be in place for awhile) as well as removing lymph nodes from his armpit (another gnarly incision.) We are hopeful and praying that the pathology results will come back clean from the lymph nodes that were removed. If not, he will soldier on with the next steps on his cancer journey. It is very scary as to what the future holds but we will fight it every step of the way and lean on our faith to get him through this and kick cancer’s ass. We have an incredible support system here in our community which has helped tremendously especially this past week. From flowers to meals and calls/texts/messages that has brightened his day and meant so much. While Atom is only day 4 post op, he is doing remarkably well all things considered! He has minimal pain and is up and around. If you know Atom well, you will know how difficult it is going to be for him to take it easy over the next 4-6 weeks….

With that all said, our major renovations will be placed on hold for the summer while Atom is recovering. This is where we ask for some grace with us as posts may not be as frequent or exciting for a bit. I’ll still try to take & upload photos and update as I am able and give updates as we know more.

Thank you all in advance for any good vibes, prayers and positivity you wouldn’t mind throwing our way! It means the world to our entire family. Atom will kick cancer’s ass. He is the strongest man I have ever met and he’s got this!

19 thoughts on “F**K Cancer

  1. So sorry to hear this! Hopefully they got it all and he will stay out of the sun from now on! Hugs and prayers to all of you!

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  2. You have no idea who I am. But I was born and lived in Huntington for 65 years. I have been enjoying your journey. So I am offering up prayers for your husband and you. God Bless

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  3. We no longer live in Huntington, but have been following your massive remodeling efforts. I have many memories created in your home having been there for school dances and Masonic functions. Prayers for Atom’s recovery and that they got it all. 🙏

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  4. My husband had a mole removed from his back a few years ago that turned out to be melanoma. He, too, had a big surgery near his right shoulder blade. Fortunately they got it all. But he has to go faithfully to the dermatologist for screens. Last month she saw three more moles that were questionable and sent them off for biopsy. It was a tense few days until we found out they were benign. He has to be very careful about being out in the sun and has to keep all areas of skin covered. Atom just has to be mindful of covering himself if he has to be in the sun, but to avoid the sun as much as possible. As his wife, do a quick body scan when you get the opportunity. I don’t know about him, but my husband has a LOT of moles. I wish you well and good luck. Stay positive!

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  5. We are thinking about you and your family.

    With you on his side, I know he can conquer!!

    Mike Welch

    On Thu, Jun 27, 2019 at 3:45 PM Freemason to Mansion wrote:

    > freemasontomansion posted: “Hello friends! I wanted to take a minute to > ask y’all for some grace. If you have been following along with our blog > since the beginning you will know that we believe in transparency and > keeping it real. Well recently things got REAL. Last month Atom w” >

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  6. My thoughts and prayers are with you on this sucking cancer journey. I have enjoyed your blogs on your home. I have spent a lot of time in your home while it was the Masonic Temple.
    God be with you.

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  7. You can be assured that the Huntington community of on-line friends will also be holding Atom and your dear family in prayer! “Ask and you shall receive “!
    God Bless you! 🙏😇

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  8. Hi – I am so sorry to hear about Atom. I do not know him as you and he know but I to wish the best getting well for him. It has been in our family too but God takes care of people in a mysterious way as he has taken care of me – not from cancer but he kept my brother alive for quite some time until he just got worn out. He will take care of Atom too. You seem like such a nice family and I will be thinking of you. It is nice you have such nice neighbors. That helps a lot.

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