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01/06/20
Monday, January 06, 2020      10 comments

I can't believe how much time has gone since my last post. My fall last month hurt me more than I wanted to believe. Although I am walking most the time with a cane, I still use the walker at times especially during the night as it is more sta... Read more
12/26/19
Thursday, December 26, 2019      8 comments

Well Christmas came and went. Brad and Kati didn't come in town so we decorated way less than we usually do. We were supposed to go to K.C. to celebrate Christmas with the kids, but my bum leg isn't going to allow me to go. I wouldn't be able... Read more
12/17/19
Tuesday, December 17, 2019      12 comments

Life is great if it doesn't break you. I guess I got a little too optimistic yesterday, or the cold dampness of the snow is affecting my arthritis more. I found an old brace that I had and put it on before I went to bed, and it had my left leg... Read more
12/16/19
Monday, December 16, 2019      7 comments

Well, I think today was a bit better. However, have 8-10 inches of snow in your driveway and not being able to do anything about it, drives me nuts. I have got a friend who plows driveways that will come by tomorrow to plow our driveway. I am... Read more
12/15/19
Sunday, December 15, 2019      7 comments

Well I made it through PSR this morning. With an impending snowstorm we weren't sure if we could do the craft project which was a nativity wreath. They told us that they were picking up the pizzas at 11:15 as they couldn't cancel the order an... Read more
12/14/2019
Saturday, December 14, 2019      10 comments

I have been absent as I have been down lately. Last Sunday while at my Knights of Columbus meeting in Branson, I took a big spill. I was at the Chateau on the Lake, which is a beautiful resort hotel. The main floor is floor 2 and below they h... Read more
12/9/19
Monday, December 09, 2019      8 comments

Here is Brad's latest blog and progress in his words. Our God is an awesome God. Defiant Mentality: Nothing Can Stop an Unstoppable God Journal entry by Brad Hook — 23 hours ago "Cancer may have started the fight, but I will finis... Read more
12/1/19
Sunday, December 01, 2019      10 comments

Hard to believe that it has been more than a month since I posted a blog. Time is at a premium. We spent an almost normal holiday. Brad and family came in town Thursday morning and met us at my brother's house for Thanksgiving. First time th... Read more
11/9/19
Saturday, November 09, 2019      9 comments

I couldn't respond to Brad's blog yesterday. My insides are so torn. His blog yesterday was the first time he had referred possible of losing the battle to cancer. He has been so positive so far, and had never mentioned the possibility of dyi... Read more
11/8/19
Friday, November 08, 2019      9 comments

Brad posted his CareBridge blog today explaining in more detail his treatment, and I am so proud of him. He grew into a awesome son, who I am so proud of. Well enough of me here is his words: Chemotherapy Cycle #27: New Regimen of Floxuri... Read more
11/5/19
Thursday, November 07, 2019      12 comments

Sorry, we have been very busy the last couple of weeks. Brad's surgery went well. He went back on Monday to New York for his followup from the surgery. Things went so well that they were supposed to fill the pump with saline and heprin, but t... Read more
10/25/19
Friday, October 25, 2019      11 comments

It is so hard to see your son go through a surgery of this type and I am so many miles away. Thank God for Facetime. The report is good. He is out of the hospital and in what is called Hope House, a residence for cancer patients and family wh... Read more
10/23/19
Wednesday, October 23, 2019      14 comments

Well the surgery went well. He has a nasty cut on his abdomen that I think will leave quite a scar. They gave him a nerve block in the abdomen before the surgery so he didn't feel much pain. Surgeon said everything went well and as planned. ... Read more
10/21/19
Monday, October 21, 2019      13 comments

Been a very busy weekend. Brad is settled in after a day of poking an prodding. His surgery is 2:00 tomorrow. He enjoyed a most decandant dinner tonight - tortellini, garlic cheese bread, and finished the dinner with a molten lava cake. He i... Read more
10/18/19
Friday, October 18, 2019      13 comments

As most of you know, my son is battling stage 4 cancer. He has been fighting for a year now and is about to take a major change in his course of treatment. Three months ago, he went to New York, to the Sloan Ketterling Memorial Hospital. They ar... Read more

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