My folks came to Georgia in December to help take care of Lizzie while I was in St. Louis and then also helped take care of me once I came home. Their time here was cut short by severe back pain that afflicted my mom. We all thought Ma may have tweaked her back with a pinched nerve or something similar. Since they returned to Florida, Ma's pain has increased significantly.
It has been determined that Ma has lung cancer which was also found in her back. She will have 3 weeks of radiation targeting her back and then will start chemotherapy afterwards. Since all my prayer warriors will see this link, I humbly ask that you join our family in lifting Arlene up in prayer for God to protect her, keep her strong, stop the cancer and ease her pain. I also ask for you to keep Pa, Lester, in your prayers to remain strong during this challenging time.
I'm doing well with my recovery: started driving last week, am down to 2.5 pain pills within a 24 hour period, and am walking between 1.5 - 2 miles every day. I'm excited to see Dr. Lenke in a couple of weeks for my first follow up visit in addition to having a special Valentine's Day with Jeremy while we are in St. Louis.