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Tuesday, October 15, 2019      11 comments

Since last August, when my dear friend Fr. Terry died, who was my spiritual companion, I have been missing something. Our bi-weekly calls used to provide so much help to my spiritual well-being in ways I never imagined. This past weekend I ran... Read more
Saturday, October 12, 2019      12 comments

We are one week away from Brad's new regiment of treatment. Am I scared to death about it, you are damn right! But his faith and strong attitude really impresses me. Below is his latest blog. A little shorter than most, but I think you can ... Read more
Saturday, September 28, 2019      9 comments

As I said yesterday, I have had a lot of problems with my knees. Thank God that I have my job, as I think I would be going nuts. My knees have gotten worse and I am using a walker more. I have an appointment with the ortho in two weeks, and I... Read more
Friday, September 27, 2019      10 comments

I can't believe that it has been 3 weeks since I posted a blog. Life is been very busy, and I have been quite busy working on my medical issues and as always worrying about Brad's. He has just gotten over 5 weeks of radiation therapy and chemo... Read more
Monday, September 02, 2019      12 comments

Boy this has been a month of ups and down. My health has gone downward with my knee problems. Brad has started a new course of treatment and had posted another blog last night. I am so proud of this young man who life has taken a dump on but ... Read more
Wednesday, August 21, 2019      11 comments

Sorry to lay such a short blog with bad news yesterday. I think that since i started therapy, my right knee which I didn't have too much trouble with prior to therapy, has been going out frequently. I have fallen about 4 times in which could h... Read more
Tuesday, August 20, 2019      13 comments

Long day, short blog. I don't know what is wrong with me, but my body is telling me it hates me. My feet are swollen, my knees are getting weaker, and I couldn't even make it to therapy today. Trying to work but I feel so horrible. I know th... Read more
Saturday, August 17, 2019      9 comments

Sorry I have been out of touch lately. I have been so busy and my mobility issues are increasing even with therapy or because of it. Brad has started his new phase of treatment which includes daily chemo and radiation treatments. His latest b... Read more
Monday, August 05, 2019      14 comments

Gee when does a parent stop worrying about their kids? Brad and family left for vacation today. They landed in Raliegh, NC today and will spend a couple of days site seeing, and will then head to Hilton head for 4 days of beaching. I never re... Read more
Thursday, August 01, 2019      10 comments

Today is an update from Brad's cancer journal. This boy makes his daddy so proud! Preparing for Hyper Aggressive Treatment / Attack at Cancer Journal entry by Brad Hook — 16 minutes ago “One day you will tell your story of how yo... Read more
Friday, July 26, 2019      10 comments

This was a very emotional 24 hours. Yesterday was Judy's wake. Like most wakes, old friends got together. Judy's daughters made several picture boards from various time periods. One of the boards were pictures of our time on the Archdiocesan... Read more
Monday, July 22, 2019      11 comments

Just got off the phone with Brad who got a thorough exam from a team of doctors there at Sloan Ketterling and they have come up with a slightly different course of attack. Brad is full of hope about it, I have much more fear about it. They hav... Read more
Sunday, July 21, 2019      10 comments

Well Brad and Kati are in the Big Apple for their second opinion on his cancer. They arrived okay yesterday and today is attending a Yankee's game. One of his guilty pleasures is to see a baseball game in every MLB fields. He said he was so s... Read more
Thursday, July 18, 2019      13 comments

Well, Judy lost her battle yesterday. Her husband called me at 6:00 yesterday morning that she died at 5:00 a.m. I talked with him for a bout a half hour, and although we both know that she is in a much better place now, he is taking it very h... Read more
Monday, July 08, 2019      13 comments

Tonight I will share another of Brad's latest blog. This boy will never know how proud he makes his father. He never come to me crying or that, but he knows he doesn't have to fight this alone. I will let his words speak for them self. I thi... Read more

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