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May 6, 2017 Latest post:
Dec 6, 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.
As almost all of you who are reading this know, Sam likes to work. He likes a project. Actually, he likes several projects, all going on at the same time. He doesn't like to sit still, doesn't know how to relax, and he is most comfortable with some sort of tool in his hand. He likes to say, "These projects are my 'golf.'"
He also likes to say, "Life is too short..."
Too short to hold grudges, too short to let the little things bother you, too short to let time pass without telling those you love, "I love you," and often.
We understand that little phrase even better now.
Surgery was performed on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, to remove the tumor and pathology results indicated that the cancer had spread to surrounding lymph nodes. Sam went through six months of chemotherapy from late June-December and was given the "all clear" in January.
2017 was going to be a transition year for us, since Sam took a new job in north central Kansas, five hours from Kansas City. After purchasing a new home and making plans to make the slow move west permanent, this health adventure was not on the books. Transition year it was...
2018 went smoothly and return check-ups were just routine and cause for counting our blessings. That is, until September 21. The follow-up visit revealed a new growth that is cancerous. So, Round 2 begins.
Thank you for taking the time to pray for Sam and let him know you're thinking of him as he begins another new "project."