April and Bobby Parlett acquired engaged on Valentine’s Day in 2006. This yr, the vacation means way more after they each battled most cancers.
CLINTON, Md. — Yearly, Valentine’s Day is a contented reminder of April and Bobby Parlett’s love for each other. They acquired engaged on the vacation in 2006. The couple later married and had a son, however the previous few years have been filled with well being scares for them each.
“By way of the grace of God and superb docs, we’re each nonetheless right here,” stated April.
A number of years in the past, April was recognized with breast most cancers. Throughout her therapy, she pushed her husband to get a checkup himself, as a result of it had been some time since he had final seen a health care provider.
Throughout that routine checkup, docs recognized him with prostate most cancers. He went by means of 38 periods of radiation on his prostate earlier than going into remission.
“I tease him that my breasts saved his life,” stated April.
After years of being out and in of the hospital for therapy, the 2 thought that was the tip of their well being issues. Sadly, final Could, these well being scares continued.
“I believed I had a sinus an infection. Seems I had a mass in my mind. The breast most cancers had traveled to my mind,” stated April.
The mind tumor was eliminated throughout surgical procedure and 7 different lesions have been eliminated by a software often known as the Zap-X machine. MedStar Well being’s Dr. Andrew Satinsky handled each April and Bobby. Though not a standard incidence, it isn’t the primary time he has handled members of the family.
“Simply having the assist and positively with each of them going by means of this there’s quite a lot of empathy as nicely,” stated Dr. Satinsky.
At this time, April and Bobby are lastly in remission, making the vacation this yr, that rather more particular.
“This might be a particular Valentine’s Day. We made it, though 2021 was a bit of robust,” stated April.
The couple stated it was their love for one another, and their humorousness, that acquired them by means of this.
“We worth each single day. We do not take any day as a right, however we stay our lives too,” stated Bobby.