Thursday, June 28, 2012


Well it has been a busy few weeks.  Larry has been having excruciating pain in his neck and shoulders and it had become nearly unbearable.  So he had a MRI of his neck and we saw a neural surgeon.  He found that Larry had severe stenosis, which is narrowing of the spinal column.  His was so narrow in two places that his spine had no spinal fluid around the spinal column. 

The doctor had an opening on 06/27 and Larry jumped on it.  So yesterday he had surgery.  The doctor removed to disks, inserted cadaver bone and a titanium plate to hold his spine staple.  Believe it or not, but he has no neck brace and should be able to resume normal activity in about two weeks. We stayed overnight at the hospital and were home today by 10:30.  He seems to be doing well.

Because of the surgery, we had to cancel our trip north to Michigan.  We are not sure of the rest of our plans are for July and August, but that is how things go.  All we can do is hope this surgery relieves Larry's pain!

Sunday, June 17, 2012


We just ended our family reunion in Vincennes, IN!  All, except one,of my 10 siblings made it!  Family members attending number 47.  Six of us have campers and the others stayed at cabins near the campground.  We have one sibling who still lives in town. We like the location so well we are planning to have it here again next year!! 

Everything seemed to work out well despite the heat!  We had our brand new baby, Braxton, attend with his mother and father.  I enjoy the little one so much.  Julia, Paxton, Tenley and Zayn were all great to see and enjoy!  I believe a good time was had by young and old!