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. Hi, this is Arlene - I’m the wife who’s documenting M’s journey. Thank U to Pastor Ming who helped set this up! It started with M loosing weight - he’s lost 15lbs* now... He noticed it was more difficult to walk uphill & he would tire more easily & he had a slight cough but no sputum. I told him to see a dr but U know men... It wasn’t until we were in Vegas helping his sis move that a niece who is finishing her medical studies used a stethoscope to check M’s lungs & confirmed there was something up & everyone yelled @ him to make an appt & see a Dr! So M went to see Dr Harrington, GP & they both thought it might be “walking pneumonia” infection in his lungs because he was functioning ok, working & playing golf weekly. He started a 10 day dose of Augmentin but after completion didn’t feel any improvement so Dr wrote for Rx of Levaquin - M had diarrhea & loss more weight. He also had X-rays taken, 1st showed white-out area in right lung & later after the antibiotics, the 2nd showed the area had grown! This is when we got worried...a CT Scan was ordered & I sent out emails asking for prayer. That’s the background - I’ll try to copy my emails onto this site later. Thank U for your prayers & concern! *Update: As of Sept 5, M has lost 20lbs - prayers!