Larry & Lee Ann's Journey travel blog

Isn't he handsome! Taken in Custer State Park...

Saw him last Wednesday on our way to Hot Springs VA...

This guy was on that same drive through Wind Cave...

He screeched something & two others repeated! I think it was warning,...

Larry, posing for me. He looks pretty good, don't you think?

Trevine, the dog, waiting to go 'sing' his part of the song...


Hi everybody! Wow, it's been overwhelming reading messages this afternoon from many of you inquiring if we are okay & why there haven't been any posts. Thank you all for your concern & kind comments.

Larry & I are doing fine. It's been a hectic past month as we've visited many doctors & health facilities in pursuit of a definitive diagnosis on Larry's health. As many of you are aware they found cancer in his groin lymph node. They were fairly certain that it was not confined to just that one area & so they have scanned, poked & probed in every possible area looking for an additional 'spot'. Just this morning the oncologist called to say that they are waiting for approval for surgery from the VA now that the PET/CT scan & all of the other test results are in. It appears that Larry is blessed as far as the cancer being confined to the lymph node with a small secondary area that will easily be removed. We believe a couple of radiation treatments will be all that is necessary. At least that is our greatest hope! We have to give the VA a big shout-out. I know many folks are very frustrated with VA care & length of time to get things done but I have to tell you that the VA hospitals in this area, both in Sturgis & in Hot Springs, have been truly wonderful! Nice, friendly doctors, nurses & staff & speedy test ordering & results. Anyway, we'll keep you posted as things move along.

On the plus side, we have enjoyed so many activities in the past two months! I've taken many pictures & shared some on FB but have been very remiss in sharing with you guys! I apologize and promise to do better. So please don't give up on us, we're here & we'll do better about posting, promise :)



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