Tough Times

Pretty much day in, day out I blog (besides all the other stuff one does, like go to work)

And I think I am pretty good at it.

My motivation in blogging is to defend Israel and my fellow Jews against the barrage of lies, slanders and demonization we face 24/7.

I see it as a fight worth undertaking.

Which is just as well, because it takes quite a bit of energy. Emotional energy.

But it is nothing compared to the main fight in my life.

You may recall my darling wife has been fighting cancer for at least the last year and a half.

After what looked like some initial successes, the Enemy has returned.

I received the news from my PET CT scan today. There’s a cancerous tumor in my lung and another cancerous tumor deep inside my liver. They are both small tumors that couldn’t be seen on a regular CT scan. I will need treatment.

What this means is that the cancer is more advanced. It’s stage 4. We need time to absorb and internalize this very shocking and bad news. I don’t have any other information right now so the one thing I would ask of people is to please not ask me or my family questions about treatment plans because we don’t know yet. I’m in the hands of the most caring and devoted doctors. We have time to make plans and hopefully come up with the best treatment options available in the world.

I won’t lie. This is a very difficult time for us.

Needless to say, you may see me around here less.

Please keep Erika bat Chava Ehta in your prayers.

About Aussie Dave

An Aussie immigrant to Israel, Aussie Dave is founder and managing editor of Israellycool, one of the world's most popular pro-Israel blogs (and the one you are currently reading) He is a happy family man, and a lover of steak, Australian sports and girlie drinks

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  • Inessa

    Sorry to hear these news, Dave and Erika. One step at a time and don’t forget to breathe.

    • http://israelitkan.ning.com/ Gaia

      Dear Dave, those are very sad news.
      Erika and your Family are in my Prayers.

  • asb

    Terrible news. Refuah sheleima.

  • tom

    רפואה שלימה בתוך שאר חולי ישראל

  • Malcolm Coghill

    I am sorry to read this, my thoughts and prayers are for you both.

  • steve

    I’m really sorry to hear this news. I really hope everything turns out for the best. Best wishes for a quick recovery.

  • Chaim Zalmon

    I am very confident that as you see from all of the other comments that your blog does make a difference.

    May your wife get a refua. Remember the gemara if there is a sharp sword against your throat don’t give up!

  • Joseph

    May you be blessed

  • Dale

    My thoughts are with you all

  • Shy Guy

    אל נא רפא נא לה!

  • cba

    Erika bat Chava Ehta is in my misheberach prayers.

  • Abby

    May you both win your battles. I have put her name on my daily tefilah list.

  • AJ – Raalte

    Refua shlema. Chazak we-emats!

  • http://anneinpt.wordpress.com anneinpt

    I’m so sorry to hear this news. I will put Erika on my refuah shlema list and send her name to others to daven for her too.

    Wishing Erika a refuah shlema and wishing you and the family the strength to cope with this challenge and to support Erika.

  • Dorith

    Adding my positive thoughts to the above prayers and wishes.

  • Scott Adler

    Your with is first in my prayers.

  • Scott Adler

    Your wife is first in my prayers.

  • Jim_from_Iowa

    I hope knowing that people care and are pulling for you makes a positive difference in your lives, Erika and Dave. I am hoping for the best outcome possible for you, Erika.

  • deedee

    I’m sorry to hear this news. I wish you and your wife strength and refu’ah shleimah.

  • nanaloshen

    My thoughts, hopes and prayers are with you, your wonderful wife and family. My the True Judge shower His Mercy on us all.

  • Davieboy

    God bless her and you both.

  • ahad haamoratsim

    Refuah shelemah krovah

  • Judokajudaica

    Erika is in my thoughts and prayers. May God grant you the peace and health you so deserve.

  • http://shimonafromthepalace.wordpress.com Shimona from the Palace

    Dave, I am so sorry to read this. I will pray for Erika, of course. And for you also.

  • Jewess

    I will pray for you and Erika. Take care of each other, stay strong, and take it one day at a time.

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