Well, friends, it seems that I have more challenges to tell you about. Apparently, I have a tumor in the soft tissue right next to my spinal column. This tumor is also close to an opening in the spine where many nerves enter and exit. I have had two appointments at USC this week already, and will have a third today to begin preparations for IMRT Radiation, the next generation of radiation technology from cyber knife. My body aches everywhere and in every way. I am exhausted. I pray for my own strength, but ask that your prayers amp up a couple of notches, if possible. So many crazy things. I’m not losing hope, but I could use an honest-to-God rest. Thanks for keeping up with me, friends and I’ll let you know things as I know them. Peace, blessings, and be well.