Saturday, January 10, 2009

At the lake for a little R&R

For those of you who don't know who "Mama" is, that would be my mom. She has courageously battled cancer for over a year, but it has been determined that it is no longer treatable. Hospice is now a part of our lives and that is a good thing. They will provide so much comfort to both my parents.

Jayme and I are relaxing at the lake this weekend. Not exactly fishing weather , but still our favorite place to spend a weekend, no matter the weather.

Thanks to all our friends and family for the emails and phone calls and outpouring of support. As difficult as it has been these past 5 days since we received the phone call, it has made such a difference. You have no idea how grateful we are for your positive thoughts and prayers!

Jayme will have two tests next week to "stage" the cancer. The results of those tests will determine the treatment options. Hopefully, he can start treatments in the next 10 days. Whatever the results, at least we will know what we face. Not knowing is the difficult part. Jayme has been remarkable and focusing on readying his body for what is ahead.

Please keep those positive vibes coming his way.


  1. I am in awe of all of you, Mama, Papa, Jayme and Kay. I have NEVER meet such a wonderfull family. I am having a hard time processing this myself, as this should not be happening. I thank you for doing this blog, as I want to call but respect your privacy. Please know I am sending good Karma, and want to help in any way that I can. My arms are around you, I care.

  2. I'm an ordinary man. I've known Jayme since we were children. I think it is one of the great privileges of my life to know this unique man. In another culture, in another time, Jayme might have been a witch doctor or a warrior. A priest or a heretic. A nobleman or an anarchist. A scientist or a jester. But never ordinary.

    I know Jayme believes that each of us can help him defeat this vicious animal. So look into your soul and decide how best you can affect the universe. Light a candle, hold a ceremony, shout from the rooftops, burn some incense, pray in earnest, chant at midnight, write a poem, sacrifice a virgin.

    Please observe local statutes.

    You know the wish to make when you blow out the candles on your next birthday, or when you break a wishbone, or when you see a falling star. And I don't mean the one about getting a pony.

    And when Jayme wins this battle, we can take the credit!

  3. Jayme- your positive attitude to beat this will help you through the process. Please know we are thinking of you and want you to know you have many friends that care.

  4. To Jayme and the entire Findlay family, I've let you know my sentiments already in email but know my thoughts and prayers from this day forward will include you. If I can do anything to help, just name it.

    Dave L.