Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Update On Jim

DeBary, FL.

53 deg. overcast, no wind.

Forecast = Overcast with showers at times. High near 70F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

I know!!!! I said that I'd report right after Jim got the results from the scan last Friday, but there were some major developments.

The results of the scan were not good and Jim was sent directly from the doctor's office to the hospital with the diagnosis of a collapsed left lung!!!!! It seems like the growth that was detected in the CAT scan and PET scan,  had completely closed off the opening to the lung and no air at all was getting through!!!!

So, because I don't have time right now to go into all the details, I'll just tell you that Jim was finally released from the hospital last evening and returned back here about 6:30 PM. Today, he has an appointment with Dr. Graham, (the same radiation doctor that Linda had), to begin radiation treatments to hopefully shrink the "mass" so that air can get in and out of the lung.  Once that is accomplished, we don't know how many or what kind of treatments will be required.  All of that will be determined after the lung is able to work again.

The growth is cancer but it is all located in the one spot on the lung. There is no evidence of cancer anywhere else in Jim, so that is good. And, all the doctors seem to agree that the prognosis  is good and they're expecting a good end result.

Thanks everyone for your comments and calls. Now that Jim will be home, I'll try to catch you up-to-date on what happened in the hospital and what's going on at the present.

Jim is doing well and is not in any discomfort. The only problem is that when he tries to do too much he gets severely out of breath, panting just like I do after a long run around the house. :-)

A Quote to Ponder : “The best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time.”
Abraham Lincoln



  1. Our love to you and prayers. I know you will be ok. God go with you.

  2. Oh my! Prayers are continuing for you, Jim. Take it easy and let others help do the work :-)