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Our Story: A Journey Begins

This “Our Story” series has become quite and epic, and I can’t believe it’s been four years since the last installment! So where did we leave off? Oh yeah, we were living in Monticello, and I’d shared with you 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 →

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 →

Two birthdays of good news

Carolyn’s birthday is December 24. That was the  day we received good news about her last needle biopsy. All the initial results from those came back negative for lymphoma or Hodgkin’s! That is truly a startling turn of events that… Continue Reading →

Health latest…

We went yesterday for another consultation and were encouraged by the visit with the doctor. He assured us that a mastectomy was not urgent nor essential at this stage. So we will be opting for breast salvage, and a surgery… Continue Reading →

“As you help us by your prayers”

Since beginning this new health journey several weeks ago, we’ve been in discovery and learning mode. All the PET scan told us back then was that there are three areas of activity in Carolyn’s body that may indicate cancer in… Continue Reading →

Today’s stop: surgeon consultation

Just wanted to post a quick update on our health journey with Carolyn. Thank you all for emailing, asking and praying.  She had an appointment today at 12:30 in which the surgeon reviewed her PET scan and medical history. After… Continue Reading →

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