Monday, July 22, 2013


It's hard to believe the calendar is already telling us that summer is half over.

June was a busy month for us.  Brad and Holly were married on June 7th.  Randy and I attended, for the first time, The Memphis Quartet Show.  Elvis even made a surprise visit...LOL! 

Randy and I celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary.

June ended with my routine, quarterly MRI, which required a follow-up visit to I U Med Center.   


Our follow-up appointment in Indy was last Wednesday.  Unfortunately, it was not the 
report we had hoped for.  From the original tumor bed (on the right side) there  is a 
band of several small spots along the base of my brain going from right to left, 
eventually leading to a spot (1/2inch in size).  While the Avastin I was receiving was to 
starve any new cells blood supply, it may have found its way to another source.  The 
neurologist will be conferring with my radiation oncologist here to find out exactly what 
part of my brain received radiation.  If that section on the left did receive radiation, 
they'll have to do more testing to figure out what it is.  If it wasn't included in the 
treatment, it most likely is a new tumor.  There are treatment options if we find that is 
how we need to proceed.,I.e. radiation, chemo, continuing Avastin, or even a combination 
of a couple.  I may have to consider if additional radiation would be more beneficial 
than harmful, since it has already created some mobility issues for me.  Surgery is not 
an option...tumors are too deep.

They hope to call this week with info.
While I could choose to focus on the "bad" news, but I'm not going to do that.  If I told you there has not been 
any tears, that would not be true.   But here are the facts I DO KNOW.  I/we've have been on this journey for
over 40 months.  If you know anything about my type of cancer, that is a MIRACLE!!  I am feeling good...
looking forward to the kids/grandkids coming this week for Kid's Day at the Elkhart Count 4-H Fair.
We'll do our best to keep you updated.  As always, we appreciate your continued prayers, love, and 
support.  While I/we may not know what the future holds, but the Lord does as Jeremiah 29:11 promises me/us.

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