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Never doubted it…so proud…Congratulations!!!

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Linda met with her oncologist today- after an exam and looking at her pathology reports- her ONLY option at this point in the game is surgery to remove the tumor.

GOOD NEWS: Her current biopsy had a depth of .6 mm- he indicated anything under 1 had a good chance of needing only surgery. The cancer and a margin of normal-appearing skin (usually about ½ inch) around it are excised (cut out). It is out patient, she will come home and go back in 2 weeks. The cancer and surround area are sent to pathology- if the edges are cancer free- we are done (pray for this outcome).

If it comes back in those areas she goes to a second surgery where they are more radical and remove more area to include the lymph nodes in the groin. This procedure is called an inguinal lymph node dissection. Usually only lymph nodes on the same side as the cancer are removed. If the cancer is in or near the middle, then both sides may have to be done.

BAD NEWS: Linda’s has crossed the midline so she would have to have both taken out. The result is one week in the hospital followed by radiation.

We went today and had all her pre op tests done and she is scheduled for surgery January 25 at 9:30 AM.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center again has ranked No. 1 for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” survey. Since the survey began in 1990, MD Anderson has been named one of the top two cancer hospitals, and it has ranked first 13 times in the last 16 years. We are going to -The Shawnee Mission Cancer Center who is proud to be a certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network, the only network affiliate in Kansas and in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area.

Many cancer specialists at the Shawnee Mission Cancer Care are certified by MD Anderson Cancer Network and now can access a wide range of care resources developed by MD Anderson, including disease-specific and evidence-based treatment guidelines, safety practices and professional education.

I think we are in the best place possible, with top notch people so we will take all the prayers you got for now. Thanks.

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Linda has been getting all her physical appointments (dental, mammo,physical) done and out of the way. During one of her exams the doctor did a biopsy on an area that would not heal. She received news yesterday that it came back as cancerous. She will see an oncologist at the end of the month (first available appointment) and we will make a plan at that point. The doctor did tell her she will probably need surgery to remove the area and then have radiation. We will know more after her appointment. We can use all the prayers you got! Thanks.

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-35 with wind chill tonight in Kansas City…we are staying in, covered up…getting worse the next couple days…YUCK!

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The Culvers are in Salem, Massachusetts- Hocus Pocus reincarnated!

Kelly and Rob are in New Orleans!

Kevin, Kristy, Silvie and Aunt Prissy are at Myrtle Beach!

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I got to see Kelsie play volleyball, Delaney play soccer, Mom’s birthday, Delaney’s show and shared a meal with almost everyone!

Thank you Carroll family for hosting mom’s get together- we had a blast. Except for…

But we were saved by Kris and Brooklyn!

Best part…sing Happy Birthday to mom…

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“Once On This Island”– Delaney’s new show.

She plays the lead, Ti Moune. Many of the family will be going to see her on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. (I am when I come home!)

October 13 at 7:30PM

October 14 at 7:30PM

October 15 at 2:00PM

October 20 at 7:30PM

October 21 at 7:30PM

October 22 at 2:00PM

STAGES 875 E. Main Street

Third Floor, Auditorium Center

Rochester, NY 14605

Ti Moune, a peasant girl, rescues a wealthy boy from the other side of the island, Daniel, with whom she falls in love.  Unbeknownst to Ti Moune, the pompous gods who preside over the island make a bet with one another over which is stronger, love or death, the stakes being Ti Moune’s life.  When she pursues Daniel, who has returned to his people, Ti Moune is shunned because of her lowly status.  Her determination and capacity to love, though, is not enough to win Daniel’s heart, and Ti Moune pays the ultimate price; but the gods turn Ti Moune into a tree that grows so strong and so tall, it breaks the wall that separates the societies and ultimately unites them.

Stages performances improve the community by encouraging young performers to use and share their talents to help others.  The performances of Once on This Island benefit Trevor’s Toes & Tushies by joining with them in their Socks & Underwear Drive. To assist them in their efforts, we will be collecting new, packaged socks and underwear (child sizes – small adult sizes) during each Once on This Island performance.

Kelsie’s middle school homecoming picture- she was voted queen! She also has a volleyball game, Wednesday, October 11 at East Rochester– Lala and Kris are going to watch her play! I hear she is getting quite good at spiking that ball!

Silvie playing golf- she even hit a hole in one! I think mom & dad can’t wait to take her on the golf course with them!

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October 04, 2017 11:51 PM

A massive fire broke out Wednesday evening at a business in Wayne County.

News10NBC is told as many as 90 firefighters responded to the Village of Clyde for the blaze that started in a laundromat on Columbia Street.

“When we got here, that all we seen was smoke coming out of the roof,” says Pam Pierce, owner.

Pam Pierce couldn’t believe her eyes as she watched her laundromat go up in smoke. Firefighters from three counties battled this fire. It was spotted around 6 p.m. Wednesday evening.

The chief says the fire started in the roof. Some say the building on Columbia Street dates back to the early 1900s. That presented a problem for firefighters. The roof collapsed while they were inside and the floor caved in.

Fortunately no one was hurt. The chief says a fire chief from a neighboring fire department was among a handful of people doing laundry. He called it in.

It is a devastating loss to the community. “A lot of years; a lot of memories for the whole community. This laundromat has been here for a long time.”

Clyde Fire Chief Joe Tavano Jr. says, “These types of fires in commercial buildings with basements are really difficult because we have the risk of roof collapse and floor collapse. It was just difficult to achieve what we wanted so we had pull out and go defensive.”

 

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I fell off the jungle gym and bumped my head…ouch…then a few days later- couldn’t even tell!

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Kelsie- 8th grade!

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Solar Eclipse… we had a lot of cloud cover during totality- we did get a glimpse

Right after the eclipse- it started to pour rain – small flood!

Steps Lloyd built to make it easier for Linda to climb the steps.

She goes in tomorrow to the neurologist- hopefully they will look at her legs and try to figure out why all the pain

and also she will be scheduled for surgery on her carotid artery.  Prayers… please & thank you!

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