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Carolyn was first diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Disease in 1991. Since then, it’s been a wild, crazy cancer saga.

Final surgery – Round 6: gratitude in busyness

I love that Roanoke Memorial Hospial has free WIFI. We’re here today for Carolyn’s final surgery related to her breast cancer. It’s the last reconstruction surgery, and we’re both excited about it, but for different reasons… As we sat in… Continue Reading →

A La Carte: Health Update, December Nights kickoff, Saving Change and The First Snow

Health update For those of you following our ongoing journey with cancer and doctors and faith, here’s the latest: Carolyn will be having surgery on December 13 in Roanoke. It will be a double mastectomy with reconstruction. We have felt… Continue Reading →

Round 6 update

Although we don’t know much more than we did since our last health update, we’ve had a lot of requests and questions about where things are in relation to Carolyn’s breast cancer. You can read here for the beginning of… Continue Reading →

Another opportunity to trust

We got another “call” today. For those who have been through cancer treatments, you know what that is. In the time between a surgical procedure or biopsy, there’s a day or so of simple waiting as the doctor/oncologist examines and… Continue Reading →

Our Story: Miracles

Now where were we in this epic saga? Oh yeah… However, in the midst of incredible activity, ministry and delight, our life was turned upside down again. You see, not every “upside down” moment is bad, thank goodness. Between 1997-1999,… Continue Reading →

Chemo hero

Carolyn began her chemo yesterday at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. The tenth floor hasn’t changed very much from our last go-round there. You walk into what used to be a dual-occupancy room, and there are three nice easy-chairs there…. Continue Reading →

A little closure…

Yesterday, we received news that sent my invalid wife into ecstatic outbursts of “Ya’ll jump and down for me!” The surgical biopsy that was done on Friday revealed NO sign of lymphoma or Hodgkin’s. We are so very grateful and… Continue Reading →

Surgery today

This should be the last time Carolyn gets cut during this go-round. She has surgery today at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. As I related in other posts, the doctor wasn’t satisfied with the negative results of the needle biopsies… Continue Reading →

The chemo word

We had an appointment with the oncologist today. Dr. Larry Mendohlsohn has been Carolyn’s doctor since 1992 when she first started battling Hodgkin’s. He is an incredible, wise, Christ-follower who just happens to be one of the leading oncologists in… Continue Reading →

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