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It all started with a trip to the ER on December 21st, 2016. After an MRI and doctor using the words "exploded vertebrae" to describe the test results, a trip to OU Medical was the answer. At that time emergency surgery the following morning to repair the broken vertebrae was the plan. Little did we know that plan would drastically change over the next few weeks. More testing throughout that day revealed something might be majorly wrong. Blood tests, MRIs, CT/PET scans, the whisper of tumor(s) and possibly needing biopsies was the new discussion. More tests, some repeats some new, confirmed our greatest fear. CANCER. Such a nasty, dreadful word. Tumors were found on the spine, colon, and lung. The first course of action was radiation on the back. The pain there. Mind-numbing, make you grit your teeth pain. Yea, that had to stop and now. Radiation didn't offer much relief so onto surgery. That brings us to today. Eight hours under the knife and currently still in recovery. The neurologist seems pleased with results.
Hello, my name is Kassi and I am Larry's niece. I've started this site so all who know and love my Uncle LJ can get frequent updates on his condition. Larry and myself will be able to add to his story and make journal entries with the latest and greatest news. I did my best to relay what has taken place so far, but I'm sure Larry will want to add his own remarks. I've most likely left out some important parts or used the wrong words. Thank you all for your prayers, love and support and keep them coming! He's got one hell of a fight on his hands, but you best believe he'll give it his all.