Thanksgiving In Colorado
Gorman and I had a grand time with our younger son, Grady, in Breckenridge; however, it started on the wrong note.
Gorman began having pain in his left leg on the plane and by the time we landed in Denver and drove two hours to Breckenridge, he was in extreme pain. Sooooo, our first day was spent at a medical clinic and then the hospital and, yes, it really was the entire day. We got home to our rental condo at 7:00 pm. At first we thought a blood clot. Then we began to worry that the brain cancer had metastasized to his spine. It was a very long day. After x-rays, EKG, ultrasound and finally, an MRI, it was determined that he has a bulging disc. We were so happy with the diagnosis and hugging each other; anything is better than more cancer. The nurse said she had never seen someone so pleased to have a disc problem. So we have another medical issue to deal with but he’s doing okay and the pain is less and just comes and goes. He’ll go see our internist for a recommendation if we can stay home long enough.
We got back to Fairhope Sunday night, then left for UAB Tuesday morning, where he had the usual lab work, EKG, eye exam and the dreaded bimonthly MRI. I’m saving the best news for last: THE MRI WAS CLEAR! Once again we are praising God. It’s very hard to wait for the results. The MRI was done Tuesday afternoon but we couldn’t get the results until Wed. afternoon. The clinical trial nurse (our new best friend) put us in a room and chatted a little but she seemed nervous. She kept reviewing basic information. When she walked out, Gorman and I looked at each other and said “something is wrong”. Then we wondered why the other nurse, who always has her checklist to go over, had not been in. Yes, we were making ourselves crazy trying to interpret every little thing. Finally Dr. Nabors came in and told us the MRI was just fine. Praise to you, Lord God! In all these tense times, and there have been many, prayer has kept us sane. Knowing that our Lord is right there with us is the greatest comfort of all.