Monthly Archives: May 2011

Regaining Strength

Wow, thank you all for all of the kind words and encouragement…it has taken me so far!  Last Wednesday, with the new tumor penetrating the bone in my spine, Dr. O’Keefe recommended a Reclast infusion to help strengthen my bones. … Continue reading

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A Shorter Horizon

I’ve had several PET scans and every time the news has been some bad and some good; always new tumors but no evidence of spread beyond my right leg.  With the amputation of my leg and removal of the lymph … Continue reading

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Welterweight

As we discussed with Dr. O’Keefe over the weekend, Monday afternoon we headed in to get a PET/CT Scan — a routine with which I have become really familiar.  First off is a weigh-in, and I was interested to see … Continue reading

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Sunday School

It was Sunday that I finally came around to posting the results of my biopsy.  From there I received a continuous stream of supportive and encouraging comments and emails that motivated me to refocus my energy.  Thank you all so … Continue reading

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Comfort in a Plan

We continued to hash through our options Saturday morning:  seek further treatment (scans, tumor removal, and radiation therapy); get on the road and go; or stay home to be with friends and family?  Unlike before, no one option was standing … Continue reading

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Finding A Distraction

Friday was the day we had been planning to leave on our road trip.  But with the realization that the cancer is already back and extremely active, we were stunned and didn’t know what to do.  We talked through several … Continue reading

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The Results

In anticipation of leaving for our road trip on Friday, we made plans to meet the family at Mom & Dad’s for lunch on Thursday before leaving town.  On our way into the City, I got the call from Dr. … Continue reading

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