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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Bad News

We found out today that my sister Anne's tumor is starting to grow again. For those of you who don't know the whole story, I'll summarize. Anne was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in the summer of 2005. She had brain surgery in August 2005 that partially removed the tumor. Since then, she has been receiving antineoplastin therapy from the Burzynski Clinic in Houston. It has successfully kept her tumor from growing for nearly 2.5 years. So, this definitely comes as a shock to our family, especially since I personally had become acclimated to receiving the results of the latest MRI to hear "no change." Although lately, Anne has been having some memory problems so we thought something could be going on. Anne had had some other health complications this spring that have kept her from receiving as much treatment as normal, so I'm hoping the new activity can be directly attributed to the increased time "off the pump" as we call it, referring to the pump she carries around 24-7 that sends the medicine into her body. Either way, it is definitely a point in time where several questions are being raised and your prayers are appreciated. Please pray both for Anne's healing and protection and for our family to trust that the situation is in God's hands. The good news is that we have a family vacation scheduled from June 4-9 when we can spend some quality time together.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Marathon Post

So, we've been neglecting our blog lately. If it were a child, CPS would probably have been taken it away by now just like the FLDS polygamists in Eldorado. In an effort to make good, we've compiled a marathon post to document the most exciting things that have happened to us in the last few weeks. We'll take a straw poll later to see if it was a good idea or not.

1. 04/26: Anne's Birthday Party
We traveled to Canyon the weekend of Anne's 27th Birthday. We had a great time seeing the family, and Anne partied like it was 1999. Before the party, Anne took care of all the normal party preparations: compiling CD's for the listening pleasure of the guests and arranging the chairs in the most efficient way possible. Then she blew out her candles. Afterwards, we played guitar hero. We even got to see a dog, a cat, and a guinea fowl eating from the same pile of dog food. What a great birthday. Pictures below.

2. 04/29: A&M-TCU Baseball Game
We were able to attend the A&M-TCU baseball game in Ft Worth. It was a beautiful evening, and we were just glad to be part of the record-setting 4,294 fans (mostly Aggies) watch A&M win in the 9th inning 3-2.

3. 05/07: Jennifer has 2 bulged discs in her back
As some of you may know, Jennifer had back surgery in high school to correct the effects of a cheerleading accident. We had basically a "check-up MRI" because her back had been bothering her more than normal only to find out that she has 2 more bulged discs. The doctor immediately referred us to a neurosurgeon, which we want to avoid if at all possible. So we are going to see Sally and Bill (Scott's aunt and uncle) in Colorado over the Memorial Day weekend so they can work on Jennifer's back. They specialize in neuromuscular therapy. In the short term, this basically means that Jennifer needs to stop running and rely on swimming, biking, and walking for exercise.

4. 05/08: Water Main Burst
We were driving home to find the main road in our area basically flooding, but it wasn't raining. Apparently, a 16" water main burst, and being a good civil engineer, I grabbed my camera and took a couple of pictures to document our nation's aging infrastructure.

5. 05/10: Amber is engaged
We found out that Jennifer's sister Amber is getting hitched! We are not sure when the wedding is happening, but we are eager to meet Chris at our nephew's first birthday next weekend in Evadale.