First of all, let me pass on my thanks to everyone who has expressed their well wishes, prayers and thoughts privately and here on the MB. No John I’m not going to shoot you, and appreciate your support and friendship. I am not sure how to respond to this thread since I have more questions than answers as well as going through an emotional roller coaster. So I am going to try my best and get to the point and share with you what has occurred.
***I was diagnosed last Wednesday with a cancerous tumor in the colon. The tumor is not operable at this time due to size and where it is located. I will be starting chemotherapy on Thursday of this week and radiation within the next couple of weeks to try and reduce the size of the tumor so they can remove it. I do not know at this time how long it will be before the surgeon can remove the tumor. I am not in pain but I do feel some discomfort periodically. ***
My family and I (with advice from personal and professional friends, my business attorney and accountant) have decided that it would be best for me to focus on fighting this disease and thus suspend operation of the inspection business immediately. I am drafting a letter to notify my existing inspection clientele that I will be suspending operations for a short period of time due to illness and to those that have inspections scheduled in the next few months that I have made arrangements with other NACHI inspectors to cover their inspections with their (client) permission. The WoodShop that I own will stay in business and I have hired an additional individual (which I had planned on doing prior to this) to help my sons and employees. With our medical insurance, investments, saving and income from the WoodShop we should be financially okay with making some budget adjustments and eliminating unnecessary expenses.
I will continue to read, respond when I feel I can, to posts that I might be able to assist or share a opinion on this MB, I’m not going away, just have to alter my life a bit to get over this bump in the road.
Again thank you all for your support, prayers and thoughts, it is most appreciated.