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Without going into detailed specifics the doctor has given me the “all clear!” sign. No more chemotherapy required. No more surgery required. The pathologist sent 36 slides of the tumor to the Mayo Clinic because of its rarity to confirm the findings. Bottom line: your prayers and positive thoughts worked! Thank you, my Brothers. I am forever in your debt for the Love and Respect that you have shown my family and me since this was first diagnosed last November. I look forward to seeing all of you soon and sharing our Brotherhood! God bless all of you!
Dr. Pool is ready to do my surgery Thursday morning (April 12). He was the “decider” about whether there would be more chemotherapy or not, and whether the CT Scan showed that the tumor could be removed. He is confident on both points.
Brothers: your prayers and positive thoughts worked! The biopsy results came back and I do not have lymphoma! I have thymoma. From what I understand (so far) this is a tumor of the thalmus gland. I am meeting with an oncologist later today to discuss options for its removal. I’m not out of the woods yet but things are looking much more positive! God bless all of you for your prayers, positive thoughts and words of encouragement over the past few weeks! I will update again after I meet with the next doctor. L&R
Over the past couple of weeks I have once again experienced our Brotherhood in action firsthand. As many of you may now know, I am scheduled for a biopsy on Tuesday, December 20 at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. I have a mass (8cm x 5cm) located near the left side of my heart. The doctors believe it’s lymphoma but the biopsy will confirm or negate that diagnosis. I never thought I’d be facing something like this. Since the initial diagnosis, I have spoken by phone with several of you who have given me the strength and courage to face what’s coming, as well as emails. I appreciate your outpouring of Brotherly love and concern more than you’ll ever know. As soon as I can update everyone on my diagnosis, I will do so. In the meantime, I appreciate your prayers and positive thoughts.
Love & respect to my ATO Brothers.
“Anybody who believes that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach flunked geography.”
When I heard about the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer I knew that this was something that I had to participate in. I am walking in honor of my aunt, Linda DeLange Bennett, who lost her battle with breast cancer on November 3, 2010. On April 16-17, I’ll spend the weekend walking in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. The walk is 39.3 miles long and I will spend the next few months training, fundraising, and preparing for this event. I’m very excited about doing it.
To All my Friends:
If any of you can donate a pint of blood, a friend of ours named Ralph Bell has been diagnosed with leukemia, and needs to raise 100 pints of blood asap. What a wonderful early Christmas present this will be for Ralph,….and for those who donate. The “Gift of Life” is so very special,…and your pint of blood is a special gift.
The Blood Bank bus will be at Marion Frankie’s real estate office Thursday December 23rd (next to Texas Community Bank at 5452 Highway 105 West, Suite 105, Conroe, TX 77304). Please call Tammy at 936-672-2091 to schedule a time.
Please tell all your friends. This special gift requires only a little time to donate a pint of blood. Thank you in advance for any consideration you may give to sharing the gift of life”.
That phone call that I’ve been waiting for finally came in… !!! My buddy down at the VA just called and informed me that next Tuesday (August 24th) I am to be there at 5:00 AM, prepared to have my heart surgery done. Dr. Chu will be repairing the aneurysm in my aorta as well as replacing my aortic valve.VA Medical Center
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77030
I will have my cell phone with me: 281-467-8499
I used to think that women looked at my naked body with awe. It wasn’t until lately that I found out they were actually saying, “Awww…