Tuesday, November 24, 2009

November Update

Salutations and Blessings to you all,

I should have written long before now... We were enjoying the quietness of recovery. Did you catch the word "were"???

Well, Tom is still recovering from his radiation. His energy level is about 80%. We will take it. He still gets scoped or scanned every month. Sometimes those scopes really take it out of him. But all in all, absolutely thankful!!!

So here we are in the midst of this recovery when Tom gets a simple chest x-ray for an annoying pain (near his rib cage) he has had for sometime. The doctor called with the results today. He said he is concerned that Tom has compression fractures of his thoracic 9 & 10 vertebrae. We tried to explain the extent of physical abuse Tom gives his spine in the form of recreational motorcycle riding (and falls). Picking up refrigerators and pianos... and most recently pushing a car out of the sand (single handed). Doctor was not convinced. He wants to clear Tom from what he thinks may be bone cancer. Really??

So, for those of you sweet people who continue to ask, "How can we pray for you"... PLEASE, pray for quick steps as we pursue tests and results, doctors and staff. A good attitude as we maneuver through our HMO system and most,most,most of all that we spread God's Glory in all that we do. Oh, and no bone cancer would be great.

Did I mention Tom's mom is a surviver of bone cancer and his Uncle Jack died at an early age from it?

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Happy Thanksgiving.
May the love of Christ and His Helper fill you to the point of spilling over.


1 comment:

Suzanne DeShong said...


Does that mean he can't ride his bike this weekend?????!!!!!!

Seriously, friend, thank you for sharing. We will be praying as always for your family. Wasn't the last news discovered right before a camping trip???? I guess we have to stop camping.

Let us know what we can do to serve you. In the meantime, Praise God for who He is and what He is doing. Love you and see you soon.