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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]

2015 reflections

I have to say that 2015 was a fairly rough year for us and we are hopeful that 2016 will be a bit better both on the financial side of things and with regards to health issues.  Back in September we did a hard reset on our finances and moved out of … [Read more]

Mesothelioma – Spirituality and Prayer

The following blog post is taken from the Mesothelioma Resource Online. Here is the beginning of this blog post.  "Spirituality is the recognition of something outside of the self in contrast to worldly things. It is often expressed by praying, but … [Read more]

Is the ocean too loud?

I left the protective cover of light and familiar surroundings, and headed to the rushing sound. The sound was so loud that it seemed to mask all other sounds. As I walked the path of asphalt, and continued on to the boardwalk, I was greeted by … [Read more]