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December 8, 2017 Part Three

Luke and Sarah arrived. I asked everyone to leave the room except for the four of us. Luke had spent pretty much the entirety of Lynette’s illness trying to know as little as possible about what was going on with … Continue reading

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December 8, 2017 Part Three

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December 8, 2017 Part Two

The rest of the afternoon included a visit from an oncologist with Jackson Oncology, the group that sees cancer patients at St. Dominic’s. He had been in contact with Lynette’s oncologists at UMMC and they had reviewed the results of … Continue reading

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Further Reflection on December 7, 2017

remembered one more thing from December 7 that I want to post before I remember the horror of December 8. As with any hospitalization, the food from the hospital food service is not always to the patient’s liking. That was … Continue reading

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Reflection on December 7 2017

As I look back over my posts from this week a year ago, I’m struck by things I had forgotten. 1. Lynette’s speech difficulties lasted longer than I remembered. 2. I had forgotten that problems with fluid on her RIGHT … Continue reading

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Reflection on December 7, 2017

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December 7, 2017

The hospitalist and Lynette’s UMMC oncologist have been in contact. They did a repeat MRI of her brain today. They will do a repeat CT of her chest and belly tomorrow. They want to know how much her cancer has … Continue reading

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16 Months of Storms, Part 16

The Spring of 2017 was relatively “unremarkable.” We were processing our move to Harrisville, but things went smoothly on that front. One memorable event came on Maundy Thursday. Jack Lofln, my first District Superintendent and father of my Millsaps and … Continue reading

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16 Months of Storms Part 15

Shared with Public I mentioned a couple of posts back that Lynette went on disability leave through the United Methodist Church’s Comprehensive Protection Plan beginning January 1, 2017. St. Paul very generously kept her on partial salary through the end … Continue reading

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16 months of Storms Part 14

Jonathan Larson famously told us that a year is 525,600 minutes. Lynette’s and my 2017 had just 496,800 minutes, give or take. I’m not sure how many entries it will take to tell the story of those minutes (plus 10,800 … Continue reading

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