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Posted 2020-01-18T21:05:03Z

Update for Mid-January

I've sat down to write this post many times over the last 4 days. But some interruption prevented it. Most interruptions like phone calls and visits and brunches and movies were all welcome distractions. The visit from the police not so much.

The lung biopsy results came back from Mayo Clinic earlier this week. The mass on his lung is malignant. This doesn't change the treatment moving forward. They still recommend chemotherapy. Gary will be getting chemo for 3 weeks in a row every Wednesday. After 3 weeks, he has a week off. Then he completes another cycle of 3 weeks of infusions followed by a week off. 

He started chemo this past Wednesday, January 15. He tolerated it really well. 

Gary's daughter, Kim, created a pretty tattoo in honor of her father and his love for mountain biking. The ribbon on the bottom of the tattoo is purple which is the color for pancreatic cancer. 

He was able to ride his bike outside this week, go to the gym a couple times, and did a hike at Pontiac Lake with his mountain biking buddy. Feeling blessed that he is getting stronger and that he tolerated chemo so well. 

The visit from the Waterford Police gave us some bad news. Gary's brother, Dennis, passed away on Thursday morning of unknown causes. Arrangements are unknown at this time. 

Thanks again to everyone for all your support and love.


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