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Hi all. Life has taken quite a turn. What we thought was dementia turned out to be GBM (glioblastoma) tumors I. His brain. If you can choose what type of a tumor to have, this is NOT it. He has surgery on Thursday. They could get 70% of the front lobal tumor, the other was inoperable. He will get chemo and radiation which will give us more, and better time, for several months. 

It has been quite a rollercoaster taking it all in, but God has given us such comfort and peace. We are enjoying the gift of each day God is blessing us with.

His 70th party Sept. 1 is still a go, per the surgeon. 

I don't know what the future holds, but I know who holds the future.

We have so many praying for, helping, supporting us. The Ranch has us on a 6 month medical leave. We are feeling very blessed.

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Comment by Shannon, ON on August 23, 2018 at 4:40pm

BJ sending you lots of hugs. You have been through so much and I think you need a break. I hope you have support and help as needed. 

Comment by Sharon Reeves on August 22, 2018 at 7:30am

B J, I'm so sorry to hear about this and will definitely keep you both in my prayers. Make the most of your time together, the best ever possible and he'll have great help with al the prayers coming your way. Keep us posted, please.  Hope that his 70th party will be a good one. Hugs, to you both.

Comment by Pam/NY on August 22, 2018 at 5:00am

So sorry to hear this...our family went through this 20 years ago. They have much better treatments now. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Lean on those they offer help...please, keep us posted. We are hear to listen.Hugs

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on August 21, 2018 at 12:03pm

One day at a time.  Let the Lord carry you for awhile.  

Comment by B J Elder/WA on August 20, 2018 at 7:45pm

Yes, same cancer, Janet.

Comment by Janet/MO on August 20, 2018 at 7:44pm

Is this same cancer that John McCain has?  I'm so sorry that you both have to go through this ordeal and hope he has more good days than bad ones.  

Comment by Barb/WI on August 20, 2018 at 5:40pm

I am so sorry for this sad news.  Tears are rolling, but I am so happy that you are enjoying each day as a blessing.  I hope and pray that he handles the radiation and chemo well.  

Comment by Barbara Graham on August 20, 2018 at 2:43pm

I am so sorry. As Peggy says, I don't know which is worse. More prayers headed for both of you.

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on August 20, 2018 at 2:41pm

Thanks for the further update. Prayers continue to be lifted.

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on August 20, 2018 at 11:01am

All good wishes and prayers for you and your DH are coming your way, BJ.  Hang in there.

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