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# 1 St. Louis Cardinal Fan

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sad news….

My brother in law, Hugh, passed away peacefully in his sleep last night.  My niece Dee shows some improvement.  Rae asked me to let you all know how much she appreciates your prayers and asks that you continue to pray for her family.

My surgery is scheduled for Thursday. Thanks for remembering me.


Saturday, August 23, 2014


I had an EKG and lab on Tuesday at the hospital.  On Wednesday I was to have the needle biopsy.  It turned out that the PET Scan had shown a false hot spot.  I had another CT Scan while I was in the hospital and  it showed that the right side of my neck was clear.  My doctor called me Thursday and confirmed that the surgery would only be on the left side of my neck.  I have had some emails asking what kind of cancer this is.  I guess you would call it neck cancer, I can’t think of anything else to call it.  My surgery is scheduled for 4 September and 6 weeks later I will begin radiation treatments.

I am so very thankful to you all for the prayers, cards and emails! 

My niece remains in very serious condition.  Her dad was rushed to the hospital with pneumonia on Thursday morning and is not doing well.  My sister has her daughter on one floor at the hospital and her husband on another floor.  Please continue to pray for all of us.  Thank you!

Love you all.


Friday, August 15, 2014


The PET Scan showed something else on the other side of my neck.  I am having another needle biopsy on Aug 20th.  I am having surgery on September the 4th.  Then about 6 weeks after the surgery I will begin radiation.  I have the same two doctors that I had before, Dr. Parrish and Dr. McGee.  I have great faith in both of them.  I do appreciate all of your prayers.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Also at this time my niece Dee, in WV is in the hospital fighting for her life.  She had emergency surgery on Monday and is greatly in need of prayer.  Thank you so much for including Dee in your prayers.

Love you all.  Stay safe and be happy!!


Friday, August 8, 2014

Pet Scan finished…

and I will see the ENT surgeon next Friday to find out what comes next, most likely surgery then radiation or chemo or both.

Thank you all for your kind thoughts and prayers.