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Apr 17, 2018
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.
Mary has been struggling with fatigue and nausea since the beginning of summer. She has no appetite. She attributed most of this to the first year of the hot, humid summer in Florida and became dehydrated and anemic. After a quick trip to Illinois to escape the hurricane, she developed a urinary tract infection which lingered even with antibiotics. When she returned to Florida in October, she saw her personal physician and they gave her IV fluids for the dehydration and blood for the anemia. She felt a little better at times, but still resulted in fatigue, no appetite, fever and sweats. They did further testing and she was referred to an oncologist. They did a biopsy of enlarged lymph nodes and bone morrow.
The biopsies came back negative and the oncologist told her she did not have leukemia or lymphoma, which was a Praise. However, the unknown was still there and she was feeling no better. By this time, her legs would be wobbly at times and she started using a 3-prong cane. She then saw her personal physician again, who fortunately sought further help and testing for her.
I don’t recall all of the details, but her personal physician referred her to the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL for further testing.
Praise God for the wonderful friends and family who are close by to help. We are asking for prayers for Mary. Many days she is too exhausted to contact all of the people who text, email or call so we will try to keep this website up to date. We know God has her in His hands and He knows the way.