Just another back pain?

This will be an update for some, and an announcement of sorts for others. Although there is no concrete news to share, I want to let you know what’s going on.

A couple weeks ago, I began experiencing back pain as I have many times over the years. Monday, June 27tharound 3:am I ended up in the emergency room. They took a couple x-rays which showed nothing, so the Dr. gave me meds. A couple of days later, Tuesday am, I was back to the ER. They did an MRI which showed at least one of the spots being a crushed vertebra, and the word tumor was mentioned. Now that I have had cancer, I guess there will always be that double checking to see that it hasn’t come back or spread. I have to say the needle biopsies in my back were the worst physical pain I have endured. If there is cancer, there are a few options to choose from for a hopeful cure. If it is your everyday run of the mill crushed vertebra, there is talk of filling it with cement.

Luckily, I have been working on the shower base in the new bathroom and I do have cement available

I spent a few days in the hospital and now a few days home in grandpa’s recliner. Diane has been just wonderful taking care of me. Tuesday I go early for a PET scan (I guess I’m supposed to take both cats), and a CT scan, and Thursday we are supposed to get the results of many if not all the tests.

If you are one on this list who prays for Diane and I, G0d’s love and mercy are infinite, and although I feel a bit like a prayer hog lately, I think its okay to continue tapping into that overflowing source of peace. Thank you, each of you who prays for us, helps me walk and find things, makes me laugh, and mows our lawn.

I thank you, until later,