This picture was taken on May 12, 2018 at the wedding of Loren and Joel which I was delighted to officiate. Five days later, I checked into the ER with what turned out to be a massive pelvic infection. I underwent exploratory surgery, and, in the process, they performed a hysterectomy, colostomy and a nephrostomy. To be honest, I am lucky to be alive (one of my surgeons remarked he was very glad they hadn’t waited even one more day).
I am still in the hospital, recovering in extended care and hopefully, I will go home on Friday, June 29th. This life-changing event has had a huge impact on Mark and me. We have the hope/expectation that the colostomy and nephrostomy can be reversed in the next year. In the meantime, this has been very financially disruptive for us, despite good insurance coverage.
I am unlikely to be able to resume my full-time self-employment for the remainder of 2018. So we are turning to our beloved community for financial help. We appreciate any practical assistance you can offer, as well as the numerous prayers, love, and healing thoughts with which so many of you have bolstered our spirits.
Please donate if you can, please share, and feel free to contact us with other arrangements if online donations don’t work for you.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We couldn’t do this without you; the next six months will be critical.