Category Archives: Treatment Progress

Thank You For Your Continued Prayers…..

Good morning, and a very happy Friday to all of you beautiful people. Once again, thank you for all of your love and prayers each and every day. It is my honest and humble opinion that your unwavering support is … Continue reading

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First month follow-up of GammaKnife

We were able to catch a 440pm flight out of Houston to Dallas leaving MD Anderson at 3pm. We were very rushed! We are now settled in on our flight to Detroit, and we will be home much sooner then we … Continue reading

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Round 38 Today

This past weekend, we spent Saturday evening doing my favorite thing: a bonfire with the family in my backyard. On Sunday we spent the day at Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad. We made more amazing memories as the family that … Continue reading

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A Path Less Traveled…..

Throughout my life with what I have been taught and through self reflection, I always wanted my home to be a sanctuary. A place where no matter how hard a day has been or how much despair life has bestowed … Continue reading

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Bad Scan Results This Time: Prayers, Please

It’s been a very long day. Sadly, I have horrible news. The spot that was seen on the last scan has grown and become more defined. Even more horrifying, is that there is a larger spot that grew from zero … Continue reading

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Delayed Scan with Great Results

I was originally scheduled for a PET/CT with contrast (this allows the CT portion to be diagnostic as well as the PET portion) on Tuesday, July 1 locally in Michigan so I could avoid the travel and time away from my beautiful family. … Continue reading

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Something’s gotta give…..

Good evening. I might as well write this, and get it over with. I’m exhausted and overwhelmed. It’s been an extremely long 5 years of battling this disease. Fatigue, stress, anxiety and nerves sure do compound over time. How many … Continue reading

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How did we get here?

I know.  I’ve been quiet.  I do want to say thank you to all that continue to reach out to me regardless of my level of updates and responses.  To reach out and not expect much in return, is selflessness … Continue reading

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Scare and Scans

Last night, April 13th, we had a scare. I was (and still am) in a tremendous amount of pain, so we went to the ER. My pain was so bad that not even 800mg Motrin was helping at all. My … Continue reading

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An Update On Life

Good afternoon and thank you for your continued love, support and prayers. I am extremely sorry about the delay in posting, but it has become increasingly difficult to update during daylight hours with an almost 4 and almost 2 year … Continue reading

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Prayers for Many Tomorrows

On the eve of an extremely stressful MRI, I find myself both struggling to stay sane yet remarkably capable of forgetting the possible ramifications of a scan that reveals devastating results. Why? Because I am at home. The phrase we … Continue reading

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Devising a Plan

Things may just be moving at my pace again. We are being fit in with another medical oncologist concerning a trial, and hopefully with an interventional radiologist to discuss doing a biopsy. We met with Dr. Tap briefly. Due to … Continue reading

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Interval Scan Results

First and foremost, we begged and pleaded to God for this. So yes, we must thank Him first. For the most part, it is what we had hoped for! It wasn’t a slam dunk by any means, but it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Short Interval PET Scans

2:00 p.m. (approx) We have arrived. It’s warm and humid here. Not sure I like that too much! And before you cold weather haters say a word, I have UNO lung! High humidity and heat are no good for breathing! … Continue reading

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All done! The procedure itself is complete. It only took 17 minutes, and of course, I listened to Jim Brickman while getting the procedure – put me to sleep. More good news, the lesion did not grow in size AND … Continue reading

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Gamma Knife Procedure

For those who are unfamiliar with the procedure. The entire process could take 6-8 hours. First, I get fitted for a halo device. The neurosurgeon numbs 4 areas (two on forehead and two in the back) for placement of pins. … Continue reading

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En Route to Houston

Here we go. Chicago tonight. Houston in the morning. Let’s get this over with, and figure out what we are up against. The hardest part this evening and about this current trip is how absolutely excited Landon and Logan are … Continue reading

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Update and Surgery Scheduled

Good evening to all you beautiful people! A few things, and then I will disappear into the night. First and foremost, thank you for your steadfast messages, notes, emails, texts and phone calls. I do not have the energy, yet, … Continue reading

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More Good News than Bad

Long day! At the airport and time to go home. I get to go home to two cute little boys soon, and my beautiful wife! We ended up not only seeing a neurosurgeon but a radiation oncologist as well. They … Continue reading

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I’m hurting. I’m torn. I’m numb.

My lovely wife said it best today, this is the nightmare that you can never seem to wake up from. If I am being honest, I do not know if I can do this again right now. How much should … Continue reading

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