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Posted 2019-03-12T20:15:14Z

Update Time!

I've had several inquires as to how Julie is doing (and had my butt kicked a couple of times for not posting). I haven't posted because there has been no change in her condition. But that is certainly no excuse for my not keeping y'all posted on how she's coming along. As far as the cancer is concerned, there has been no change, which is good news. Her last scans were in January, and they were clear. Her next scan is scheduled for late May, unless something comes up to change that. Unfortunately, there has been no improvement with her neuralgia pain. We tried another nerve block (her fourth), which (once again) failed provide her any relief. She is still on multiple opioids to keep the pain somewhat under control, but she is in some degree pain all of the time. It only varies in the level of severity. She's a tough lady, and manages to push through the hurt most of the time. Her strength and endurance hasn't returned completely, but she does perform her normal activities, her household chores, and helps me in the yard. She has finally managed to gain a little weight, and no longer looks like a pretty walking skeleton (yay!). So all-in-all she's doing reasonably well. I thank you all for your continued interest, concern, support, and well wishes. Everyone take care!

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Comments (5)

  • Bill Taylor
    Bill Taylor

    Sounds like good news, Hope for more pain relief, but sounds good to me. No need to tell you guys how much you mean to us out here. We are blessed to be able to call you friends. Put another smile on your face Julie, and wapp Art ever so often just for the fun of it. May God continue to wrap his loving hands around you guys..... Keep it up!

    7 months ago · Reply
  • Gloria E Irby
    Gloria E Irby

    Art, that sounds positive for you & Julie. May God keep you strong!

    7 months ago · Reply
  • Cleo Tarver
    Cleo Tarver

    Thanks for the update. Things seem to be stable which is a good thing. Sorry she is still having so much pain. We think about you guys and pray Julie's condition will improve. Our Love, Cleo & Judy

    7 months ago · Reply
  • Gery Kobos
    Gery Kobos

    Glad to hear about gaining some weight. Y'all are in my prayers. God bless and I love y'all! Gery Kobos

    7 months ago · Reply
  • Sue Sullivan
    Sue Sullivan

    Thanks Art for posting a update. Glad she has put on a tad of weight and doing some activities. You keep up and be strong for her. Sure hope she can get rid of this pain. Living on opioids is not fun. Wish the best to both of you!!!!!!

    7 months ago · Reply