Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Doctor Visit and Some Dates Are Set

DeBary, FL.

67 deg. clear, no wind.
Forecast = Partly cloudy. High of 88F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph.

About 7:30 yesterday morning, Laura stopped by and picked up Linda and Jim to go to the doctor in Daytona Beach. The traffic wasn't too bad and they were over there in plenty of time to make Linda's 8:30 appointment.

After arriving, there was the usual paperwork and then after some waiting, Linda, Laura and Jim finally met Dr. Molpus, the Gynecologist/Oncologist.

Linda Laura and Jim were very impressed with him as he very carefully explained everything that he knew from looking at the tests and the other doctor's reports. He then explained what procedures he thinks are necessary.

This is what I know so far.

On the 10th of October, Linda will go in to the Florida Hospital, here in Orange City and have what they're calling a PET scan. From what I can understand, it's a procedure where you go into this tunnel thing and they scan your whole body.

On the 15th of October, Dr. Molpus will do an "Exam under anesthesia" at Halifax in Daytona Beach. At this time, he will do a thorough exam to try to determine the extent of the tumor to decide exactly what procedures will be necessary. It should be an outpatient procedure and if everything goes as planned, Linda will not have to stay overnight.

On Oct 22nd, Linda will have to go to Dr. Molpus office for some kind pre surgery thing, I'm not sure what is all involved.

Then, on the 28th of October, surgery is scheduled at the Halifax Medical Center. The 28th is the first date that the operating room and Dr. Molpus will both be available.

Now, if on the 15th, the doctor should find that only radiation and chemo are needed, the surgery would be canceled, but at this time he really thinks surgery will be necessary.

So, ,  ,  ,  ,  that what I know. Both Linda and Jim are relieved that things are starting to happen, but of course, there's still the unknown of  just how large the tumor is and if it has spread at all. The scan and the exam on the 15th should tell the story.

Both Linda and Jim would like to thank everyone who has sent best wishes and prayers Linda's way. It really does mean a lot.

Thank You!!!!

Did you know that on this date in 1950 - "Peanuts," the comic strip created by Charles M. Schulz, was published for the first time in seven newspapers?



  1. Its always better when the ball starts rolling than sitting and waiting. Best wishes.

  2. I have my fingers crossed that this won't be as bad as they think.... Hang in there... Rod

  3. Will keep you and Linda in our prayers through all these procedures!