Tuesday, October 12, 2010


I now walker, care & bat seat. I does but strenuous having seat on bed to put on clothes

I am going down

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Today is 09/23/10 & I am to call Hospice for a walker.

My balance is getting worse & I do not another nasty fall

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Parking lot ain't soft

Fell in the parking lot & lying there for (35) minutes because Night Mgr is an idiot. I banged up left knee, right foreman, & several bruises. She kept calling the Hospice # but the low battery light was on. The Mgr has another cordless phone + a cell phone. Guess Mgr didn't know. The Hospice operator wasted to know who keep hanging up.

Finally another resident got her phone & called in to Hospice. I am sure if I had a heart attack, I would be dead.

The Night Mgr is (85) years old, hard of hearing. Unless she is in her living room, you have to keep banging on door & ringing her door bell.

She panicked when anything goes wrong. Going to talk Memphis Supervisor next time from Memphis.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Still here

Well, it is Sept 1, 2010 & I m still here.

Our country is a mess & we are heading for a 2nd recession.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Marilyn drove me to Cousin Jack's condo to return the 5-n-1 music player.
It helps when I can get out for a while.

Marilyn is a very nice, classy lady who refuses to take any money for her help.
Jerrine needs a lot of help on her computer, at least (3) hours.
Her printer wouldn't print, took me (2) minutes to figure why--needs color cartridge.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Weather in Humboldt, TN is like the rest of Midsouth, way too hot.
Maybe there is something to this Global Warming.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Still here 08/04/2010

Woke up Sunday 1:30 a.m. with a sore throat. Usually I take a Sucrets then (2) hours later take another & that takes of it.

Lo & behold the Sucrets were outdated by (2) years but they still worked Bought newer ones.

117 heat index for (2) days.

Nurse gives me a mini-exam every week, so far so good.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Hanging on

Today is July 31, 2010 & I am still here.
Every week my Nurse checks me over & says I am doing fine.
Need to gain weight so taking bodybuilding protein power.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Final Days-05/30/10

According to the Doc I have only about (3) weeks to live but I'm trying to prove him wrong.
Jim Lawrence

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

5 to 6 months

Finished (22) radiation treatments (3) weeks ago. Yesterday had chest x-ray & head scan & both of the tumors are the same size as before.
Not going to take chemo for just an extra (6) weeks. Body will not take it.
Doctor has authorized hospice-in-home.
My scalp has finally quit itching, can now sleep in bed as I have quit coughing.
My BP, oxygen is good, no pain anywhere.
Just have to get my appetite back as I am still losing weight.
Have paid for immediate burial next to my parents.
Would like to have an iPhone just to play around with.
Thanks for being my friends.

Saturday, February 6, 2010


Pre-paid gravesite services with Medina Funeral Home.

Friday, January 29, 2010


Thank goodness the treatments are over.

Probably got (2) more weeks before scalp quit itching, swelling in feet goes down, & hopefully get my appetite back.

Went to Podiatrist about trimming toenails & fungus on left big toe.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Blood pressure--01/25/10

BP pressure was 82/62 & Dr. says I am dehydrated.
BP back to normal the next day after drinking all day & night.

Dry,hacking cough will not let me sleep in bed & the (2) hours in the recliner is not good. Got to talk to Dr today.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

(3) more of hell--01/22/210

our 1953 Humboldt High School has mini-reunion last night & it went very well.

Some classmates cannot believe I did everything all but myself. But I did.

Friday, January 22, 2010

(4) more to go--01/21/2010

Just a few more treatments but my itching head will probably last another (2) weeks.

Finally got my family Doctor to give me a sleeping aid as (4) hours is enough.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

01/20/10--(5) to go

Five more treatments to go, wait (2) weeks & get a scan.

Scalp is still itching like crazy & started the coughing phase.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

1/15/10 treatment

Have to use anti-itch medicine on bald scalp.

Friday, January 15, 2010

More treatments--01/14/10

Another day !! My bald head has started to itch.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Halfway thru--01/13/10

Just (10) more treatments then decision time on chemo.

Had head shaved--just can't stand hair all over place.

Have some medicine to stop itching.

When I get off the van at 2:30 p.m. I am completely bushed out. But I still have to keep my apt clean.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

(11) more radiation left--01/12/10

Halfway thru the radiation treatments.

Doctor says I may last (5) or (6) months if I do not use chemo. Right now I don't want this. My body won't take the abuse.

Have check into Hospice at Home.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Too cold to get treatment on 01/08/10.

Went to get treatment on brain & lung. Got medicine for skin.

Hair came out by the bunches Sunday so had head shaved on Monday.

Cancer Care gave me $25 to help for travel (van).

Friday, January 8, 2010

01/07/2010 treatment

I was only tough to hear my Doctor says that you have inoperable cancer.
He was me to finish (16) more radiation treatment, do a CT scan if progress.
If CT progress then he wants me to taking chemo treatments.
I am still hesitate on chemo & sure about the radiation treatment. I body still is so weak so I don't think it will stand chemo.
The cancer cells are in my bloodstream so it could attack another organ.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Jan. 6,2010--Should I quit treatments?

The Doctor told me that my cancer is not curable. I have taken (7) brain treatments & (4) lung treatments, They are both with same machine.

He suggested finish the treatments (17), do a scan & if it shows Okay then I go to chemo treatment. Right now I do not have any appetite, losing (4) lbs each week.

I don't think my body will stand chemo with all vomiting, all along with the other side effects.Plus I live alone.

I am not sure that I want to finish radiation treatments.

Pay $10 a day for a ride & it is a hassle,

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Jan 5th, 2010--new treatment

Had a radiation of the brain tumor & radiation of the lung tumor, both of under same machine.

Now taking treatments every day.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Another treatment

another double, brain & lung.
Long time before I remember the cold temps.
Keep losing weight.
Cannot sleep.
Skin messed up.

Friday, January 1, 2010

1st double whammy

Have my first radiate of the chest & image. They took both in same machine.
My first I am to quit smoking & cannot drive. Walmart is only 200 foot away.
That is rough!!