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Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.. After being diagnosed with a left lung pulmonary embolism and having it treated and resolved, an ad-hoc diagnosis by an orthopedic surgeon diagnosed a mass an cyst on my right arm as Merkel Cell Carcinoma, very rare cancer. Caner surgery happened 31 May where both mass and cyst were eradicated and removed with negative margins. In addition the cancer had started to spread to the lymphnodes and they proceeded to take 30 of which 6 were cancerous. They too removed with negative margins. Well here we are in the radiation phase with 9 treatments down 19 remaining to kick this thing