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On Monday, November 21, 2011 Sandy was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer (Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma).  This site has been created to let our friends and family know what is going on.  We will update it as often as we can.



This entire saga began during the summer.  Sandy spent a week in St. Vincent’s Hospital with Pancreatitis.  An Endoscopy performed and lab samples taken a few weeks later still showed some inflammation on the Pancreas,but no indication of any Cancer. A follow-up Endoscopy and sampling on November 21 turned up positive for Pancreatic Cancer.

Since then, we have seen the Oncologist, the Surgeon, and the Internist.  Major surgery is necessary,and is currently being scheduled for the week of December 5.  Before that can occur, she must have another CT scan, a MRI and an Echocardiogram – in addition to more doctor visits.

Unfortunately, the surgery on December 15 showed that the cancer had spread to a few places on her liver, so the Pancreatic surgery was modifed.  The Pancreas and Stomach here left intact and some duct bypass was performed.  We will not know what the next steps will be until we meet with the Doctors, but no treatment can begin until the surgery heals.

A word of caution - if you google this type of cancer, you will be discouraged; we were.  The doctors are saying that it was caught very early and they are cautiously optimistic.

We have taken advantage of this website service in an effort to keep it off of Facebook as much as possible (but we know that won't happen).  This website allows us to keep everyone updated on a regular basis without having to spend all of our time on the phone.  We do not want to leave anyone out or give incomplete information.

Thank you all for your words of encouragement  and support.

Sandy passed away at home in her sleep on the morning of August 8, 2012.   Thanks to everyone for their amazing love and support during this past year.

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Ted Floore posted a new journal entry, "December 29, 39th Anniversary".

Today, December 29, would have been our 39th wedding anniversary.  The picture is from that wonderful day.  We were both fortunate to have each other for that long to ... Read more

Robin coombs signed Sandy's Guestbook.

Over the past few weeks, as I drove Shelbyville Rd, I recalled your wedding but could not place the date. Your post provides the explanation. .Caring Bridge has been a ... Read more

rennie all signed Sandy's Guestbook.

Ted, and wonderful children, I thought of you and prayed for you as you accept God's plan for Sandy. I mentioned the Floore family in 'Prayers for the People" at All ... Read more

cheryl hoover signed Sandy's Guestbook.

Character August Boatwright in the Secret Life of Bees [one of Sandy's favorites] told Lily Owens as the truth unfolded about Lily's past, "life leads into death and ... Read more

jo lemmons signed Sandy's Guestbook.

We think of you often with so much love.  You and Sandy had such a wonderful marriage/friendship. Read more

Rhudine Washington signed Sandy's Guestbook.

Ted I will always remember you all. I laugh when I think of Sandy.  She always had a twinkle in her eye and a smile on her face.  She was an encourager.  May God ... Read more

Mary Boyersmith signed Sandy's Guestbook.

I think the best thing a person can do at this time, is to take life one day at a time. Sandy will be remembered. I never met her, but feel as though I am a part of ... Read more

Barbara Hess signed Sandy's Guestbook.

Ted and family, I continue to keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Sandy was a special person who never met a stranger. I am one of many who had my life enriched ... Read more

William Kilpatrick signed Sandy's Guestbook.

Ted, Thought about you often over the Holidays.  Thanks for the update and sharing this.  See you back at work in 2013!         Read more

Ted Floore posted a new journal entry, "December 29, 39th Anniversary".

Today, December 29, would have been our 39th wedding anniversary.  The picture is from that wonderful day.  We were both fortunate to have each other for that long to ... Read more

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