Medical Update

No significant changes in Cathy’s medical care. She continues her low dose chemo with its usual surprise nausea every couple of weeks. So long as there are no significant changes, this protocol will remain in effect until her next MRI and doctor visits at Duke in early December. Overall, Cathy continues to feel good.

Life Update

Yesterday was a travel day to get home which delayed this update. Last Sunday Cathy received a special recognition award for her mission work during the last 35 years. Selected by Mission Doctors Association as their 2023 Catholic Doctor of the Year, Cathy was presented with the MDA’s “World of Difference Award” during the Los Angeles Archdiocese’s Annual Mass for Healthcare Professionals, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. The award was presented by Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, a very kind man and friend of Fr. Bruce Nieli, who has traveled with us to Serabu. The award trophy was so heavy it took both of us to hold it with Archbishop Gomez. From LA we drove up to San Francisco, admiring the Pacific coast along the way. From SF we flew to Michigan to visit Cathy’s college roommates who invited her to a “Somewhere in Time” weekend on Mackinac Island.  


PS We will be in Memphis for Thanksgiving. On Saturday, November 25th we will be attending 8 AM Mass at Holy Spirit Catholic Church (2300 Hickory Crest Drive) followed by a “Hug and Hello” in the conference room next to the Narthex. All are invited.