Thank you everyone for the continuous prayers and support, and I apologize for taking so long to update everyone on Cory’s status this week, but here it is…

As of last Monday night, Cory was released from the hospital, only after being given the news that in fact his cancer has spread to his spine and the inflammation around it is what seems to be causing symptoms.  Because of the location of the lesion being on the actual spinal cord itself, the doctors at The James agreed the best plan of action was a single dose of radiation–to hopefully alleviate symptoms without delaying his chemo too much longer.  As hard and sad as it is for me to say, they are making decisions based on what will give him a better quality of life rather than what will give him more time.  While this is not an easy thought to swallow, our fight will not end here… and we will never give up on praying for that miracle.

Tuesday morning Cory had his final prosthetic fitting.  He got to bring the leg home which would be exciting news if it weren’t for the debilitating symptoms he is experiencing from the newest met.  Over the past 7 days he went from only SLIGHT numbness in his good leg to pretty much complete loss of strength and feeling in the lower half of his body.

Then Wednesday, Cory had his radiation treatment.  We were told symptoms could worsen before they get better, but by day 7 the initial side effects should go away…. Today is day 5 and we definitely haven’t seen even the slightest bit of improvement… It has easily been our longest and toughest week to date…

On a lighter note, Cory and I were grateful to enjoy this Memorial Day weekend with a Red’s game on Saturday and a nice family cookout on Sunday.  This insidious disease has been relentless from day one, but it hasn’t stopped us from enjoying some of the finer things in life–family, friends and baseball!  As I have said a million times before, the love and support from our family and friends has been unbelievably encouraging, comforting and humbling. Thank you all so much! It means more than you could ever imagine.

3 Responses to “Another Note from Angie”

  1. KP Dietary
    May 29, 2013 at 11:39 am #

    Miracles DO happen – you are surrounded by love from God the Father and all of us too – just hang on to His promises.Koester Pavilion’s pots and pans.

  2. Rob Knueven
    June 21, 2013 at 10:41 am #

    Agreed, never give up hope and never stop praying for that miracle. Nothing can take us from the Father’s hand. Stay Strong!

  3. Laura Lanter
    July 16, 2013 at 6:13 pm #

    Cory, our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and your loving family in this very difficult time. I pray strength and peace to all of you.

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