Friday, December 11, 2009

Here we go...

We thought we would start this blog for family and friends who would like to keep up with Mom during this battle we like to call "Penny vs. Cancer". Please use this outlet to ask questions, give advice or just say hi as we will be posting pretty regularly. Here is a little background info...

On Thursday, December 12, Mom was admitted to DCH with a possible diagnosis of Acute Leukemia. Last night, Dr. Hinton met with us in Mom's room letting us know a little of what to expect. He took a blood sample so he cou check things out. This morning, they performed a bone marrow biopsy (Mom said it wasn't very painful but then again she was "Mumbles McGee" from the pain meds..) and sent it to Nashville for testing. We won't know what type of Leukemia we are dealing with until Monday.

Mom is in good spirits awaiting her Maple Glazed Smoked Salmon dinner-fancy, I know. Also, please excuse any grammatical and spelling errors as we don't plan on editing this very closely. Oh, and please credit any lame jokes to Mary Keeley.

We would like to thank everyone for their prayers, visits and well wishes. It really means the world to us. We will keep you updated as the days go by.



  1. We love you guys and we are here when you need us. mbd/ad

  2. Hey Penny and Fam,
    I am thinking of y'all up here in B'ham. Great blog everyone. It is awesome to be able to be updated. You are quite the amazing family.

    Susan McCarthy


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