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The Story of Laurie, Chapter Two

Monday, February 1st, 2021

Dear Readers, Here is the second chapter of brief sketches remembering my wife. Harvey Chapter Two: The Beginning Early Data Laurie was born in Des Moines, Iowa. Her parents were Earl and Tamzon Melos. Her younger siblings were Ronna, David, and Ann. She grew up in Ankeny, Iowa, and graduated from high school in 1970. […]

The Story of Laurie, Chapter One

Friday, January 29th, 2021

Dear Readers, Six months ago my wife Laurie passed from this life into glory, is now made perfect, and is ranked higher than an angel. Good for her. Not so easy for me. Laurie had handled all of the internet stuff — blogs, emails, etc. Now it’s my job. I’m slowly finding the pieces and […]

More on the Ovarian Cancer Journey

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

I had seven nurses today. Me and oldest Grand — will he remember this moment in time? Me and Avery Avastin infusion is green today — they’re trying to change my DNA to that of a Martian. We are having some difficulties. If you would like to help us, I would be grateful.

Two years after diagnosis of ovarian cancer — how the Lord has blessed me

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

I wanted to share this with you.

Cancer update — Resist the devil and he will flee from you

Monday, December 10th, 2018

In April of 2017 I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. And, over these past 20 months, the Lord has performed a miracle in my life. No, the cancer has not gone away — my most recent chemo infusion was yesterday. The miracle is that, all this time, the Lord has kept me in a state […]

CT scan today

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

One of two things could happen today during the CT scan: 1. Everything will go fine and I’ll have loads of fun; or 2. The dye they inject into my veins will ignite my white blood cells and there will be a large explosion in Aledo which means we won’t be going out for ice […]

The Power of God

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Sickness and pain, and especially nausea, have always caused me anxiety, but this summer I experienced the power of God. It truly is miraculous that the Lord has kept me in a state of thankfulness and peace throughout the surgeries and six rounds of chemo. Occasionally Apollyon comes, but Faithful always arrives to lift me […]

Gardening in 2017 with Ovarian Cancer

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

There would have been no garden without Harv. He did it all. Every morning I take his arm and we hobble out to check the tomatoes and see what flowers we should pick. Fragrant peonies — the queen of flowers Which color of zinnia do you like best? My fuzzy wuzzy sunflower to brighten your […]

I feel incredibly loved by you all

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Had second appointment with the gynecological oncologist in Peoria yesterday. We discussed the CT scan (CT scans detect tumors larger than 1 cm). She said it looked good, which means there won’t be a second surgery. We will proceed with IP (intra-peritoneal) and IV chemo as soon as the two ports (in chest and in […]


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