Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Good News, and The Last Step Become Floridians

DeBary, FL.

36 deg. clear, no wind.

Forecast = Partly cloudy. High near 65F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.   Tonight, Mostly clear. Low 42F. Winds light and variable.

Yesterday turned out to be a very interesting day. Not at all like Jim and Linda had envisioned.

It started about 7:30 in the morning when Dr. Graham's office called and told Jim that he shouldn't come in for his scheduled appointment to have a radiation treatment at 8:45.  Instead, he was asked if he could come in at 2:00 in the afternoon to receive a cat scan?

The reason was that they had looked at the results from Monday and determined that the lung had indeed started to re-inflate and move around, and being that the tumor is on the lung, the location of the tumor inside of Jim's body had indeed moved.

So, being that Jim and Linda didn't have to go to get the treatment, they decided to head over to the DMV and see if they could get their Florida Drivers Licenses. The original plan was to get FL licenses as soon as we returned here in November, but being that Jim was having all those breathing problems, it just didn't happen.

Anyway, they've built a new DMV office just a little North of here, so they headed over there, When they arrived, there wasn't anyone waiting so as soon a couple of the many stations, (10 or 12), became empty they were called right in and in about 1/2 hour, they were walking out of the facility with their new Florida drivers license!!!!

We're now officially Floridians!!!!!!!

At 11:30, Jim had an appointment with the pulmonary doctor for a follow up visit so they headed over there. Her office is also in Orange City, so it was a short drive. After a successful  visit, they headed over to Bob Evans to have breakfast for lunch, and then headed over to the radiation place to get Jim's cat scan.

The tech at the radiation place told Jim that there had, indeed, been some major changes with Jim's lung and that evidently the radiation treatments have been working as planned and the tumor was starting to shrink!!!!! :-)

Today, at 9:45, Jim has to head over to Deltona to get an MRI. That's a scan of the brain to make sure that no cancer has spread there. (evidently that sometime happens when you have lung cancer).  Then this evening at 5:45 he will head over to Dr. Graham's to get a radiation treatment. Then on Thursday and Friday, he'll get his radiation treatments at the normal time of 8:45 in the morning.

So,  ,  ,  ,  ,  a very interesting day, to say the least, but all around the news is good and Jim's lung is starting to return to it's normal shape and function. They'll have to keep an eye on it and adjust the radiation machine to match the changes, so he'll probably be having more cat scans so they can make the correct adjustments.  And, it's good that Jim and Linda got their new Fl. license as that was the last step to officially make us Florida residents.

Jim is feeling better and his mood is better with the good news. In fact, life is pretty darn good right now!! ;-)

Did you know that on this date in 1985 - The most-watched Super Bowl game in history was seen by an estimated 115.9 million people? The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Miami Dolphins, 38-16. Super Bowl XIX marked the first time that TV commercials sold for a million dollars a minute.



  1. I'm doing the Happy Dance! May the good news continue. :)

  2. That is so terrific! Great news :-)

  3. Congratulations on the good news! And becoming Floridians!

  4. so happy for you, now about you becoming Floridans, not sure I like that. You will always be Illinois
    ns to me!