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Surgery Update Monday August 15th

Katy was taken to surgery around 12:15 pm and was there until around 6:15 pm. The surgery was supposed to last 90 minues but they took their time and did some extra work that they had not anticipated. Katy is in recovery and will be going to 9 east. … [Read more]

Exploding water bottles

My day started out by runnng errands before going downtown to MUSC to visit with my wife at the hospital. I picked up a prescription at the Kmart pharmacy and then dropped off some books at the Charleston County Library. My next stop was the Sunoco … [Read more]

Surgery 2016

For those of you that did not know. Katy had a brain tumor removed at the end of April. Then she had a 2nd surgery to plug a spinal fluid leak. Now she is back in the hospital to have a shunt installed. They found a cantaloupe sized tumor on her … [Read more]

Surgery #2 May 2016

On May 12th Katy got out of HealthSouth just in time for us to celebrate 26 years of marriage.  Starting on Monday May 16th Katy started losing control of her right leg and was no longer able to stand and use her cane or walker to go to the restroom … [Read more]

Random Ramblings

Katy has been home from HealthSouth for 4 days now.  It sure is good to have her home.  Willow sleeps on the couch next to her while she sleeps in her recliner.  The couch has two recliners built into it and she is having to sleep in that until we … [Read more]

On the road to recovery

On April 30th MUSC transferred Katy to HealthSouth rehabilitation hospital in North Charleston.  During her stay there Katy received extensive PT, OT and speech therapy treatments.  For the most part the nursing staff and doctors were outstanding.  … [Read more]

Surgery was a success

Katy received her brain surgery on Tuesday April 26th and it was successful.  I spoke to one of the neurosurgeons and he told me that they were able to separate the tumor from the brain and remove it.  The surgery was approximately 13 hours long.  … [Read more]

Katy needs brain surgery soon

I hate to ask for help but unfortunately we have to cough up 2300.00 immediately in order for my sweet wife to have a much needed brain surgery.  Katy has had the brain tumor since 2010 and it has caused her to lose hearing in her right ear.  Since … [Read more]

Challenges in 2016

We are 3.5 months into the new year and there has not been any lack of challenging events. The biggest challenge has been to convince our insurance carrier, Cigna, to authorize an MRI for my wife Katy.  In 2011 Katy was diagnosed with a brain tumor … [Read more]

Kristina and Frodo

My daughter shared this photo on Facebook from Instagram and I want to share it with you.  I love my kids.  :)   … [Read more]