Larry II, Elise and Dylan have moved

Larry II writes:

Good evening to all!!!
Elise, Dylan, & I have moved to a new house. Our new address is…
5219 Druid Lane
Meridian, MS 39307
(601) 483 – 2190
Housewarming visits are always welcome – we’re now only 5 minutes from the airport!!
Love, LEP

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Uncle Mike Recap from Nancy

Good Morning Everyone,

We have all experienced a health worldwind and only one more step toward a successful completion. Firstly, thank you to everyone whom is on this list! Our family has received so much support we can never express our gratitude enough to each and everyone of you. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.

Michael went into surgery on Wednesday at 12:00 noon and we were successfully contacted at 1:00 that the lymph nods were negative in his trachea and the surgery would proceed, it took one hour to put the breathing tube in and they began the surgery. First they cleaned up the scar tissue which surrounded the outside of the lung which was created by the numerous pneumonias Michael has experienced. Then they removed the upper left lobe of his lung. There are two lobes in the left lung and the upper which was removed is less than half because the upper is slightly smaller that the lower. The lingula which is the vessel which leads to the lobe was removed because this is the area of the growth and the cancer. The lung lobe is now being sent to the pathologist for further study but the doctor feels that the lobe if any present would have been removed and no further treatment will be necessary. We are still hoping for that to be negative.

Michael is comfortable and will appreciate a short call, he is there today and I will not be going up. The number to give him a short call is – 617-632-1813. I stress short because the Doctors and the Nurses are in all the time and if he says he has to go, it is because there are treatments and health care he is receiving. Michael had his chest tube removed last night and the epidural is still in, fortunately! He has been pain free from the surgery until now. The pain Doctors meet with him frequently ( wonder why!). He has a catheter and low doses of oxygen. Once the epidural is removed the recovery will begin.

As a Cape Codder, I have always lived that thought that whatever we need can be taken care of on Cape Cod. After experiencing what we have in Boston I will now be the Boston Medical Care Advocate! The hospital is wonderful, the Doctors remarkable and the nurses in Cardiac Surgical Care Unit, unbelievable! Our doctor deserves the Academy Award equivalent for the best in the business award. He called me three times during the 8 long hours of surgery and greeted me upon the completion of the surgery. He visited Michael three times the following day and twice the following day in between surgeries.I was told that he was the surgeon who the specialists call in for specialized surgury within the specialty. I can not say enough about him, Dr. Ashiku!

I would like to say thank you all of you but recognize a few unsound heroes throughout this whole worldwide. Thank you to Larry, Flora , Kate and Mike for their love and support throughout this roller coaster ride, they handled the e-mails to you all and helped us keep our emotions in check to tell the family, especially Ted and Eileen. Karen, the woman of boundless energy, thank you so much for stepping up to the plate and taking the kids for four loooonnnggg days. Thank you Little Tommy for taking care of the new addition to our family, I did not think Charlie would come home after ice cubes in his water and a carry up the heights stairs to go to bed. I thank all of your for the continued love, prayers and kind words of encouragement, you will always be remembered for that.

Michael will probably be home on Tuesday or Wednesday. The doctor said four to six weeks of recovery but he also stated that he has never operated on anyone his age with this cancer so we will see. His spirits are good and he will have the phone next to him in the living room chair.

Pass on this [url] to anyone who has asked about Michael so they can also read the update.

Love Nancy Palmer

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Family Portrait Scheduled for the Road Race

Kate writes:

Nancy had the idea that all of the Palmer family will
be here road race weekend so it would be nice to have
a potrait taken. I booked the photographer that did
my wedding to come to the house on 38 Twin Hill Rd. on
Saturday, August 9th at 2pm to take a Palmer family
potrait, approx. 40 people. This will take place
during the party after Gabrielle’s christening.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Brian jumps from the sinking ship that is CIBER

Brian writes:

I’m leaving my old job at CIBER and on Monday I will be starting work for a new company called K. Hovnanian
( K. Hovnanian is the 7th largest home builder in America and is based out of Red Bank, NJ. I will be working in the Landover, MD office doing back-end financial systems analysis and business intelligence for the company. They won’t give me a hammer, but they agreed to give me a database. My current email address is and my old address at ciber ( won’t work anymore.
See you at the Road Race!

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Update on Uncle Mike 10

Flora writes:

Tonight’s news about Uncle Mike is that he continues to do well and that his nurses got him standing today. In fact, he is doing so well that instead of having one nurse to himself his nurse is able to help another patient as well. He has had a bunch of the tubes removed and he is now on nasal oxygen. Nancy says he is getting to be himself. She knows this because he was ordering her around today. He wasn’t moved today as anticipated but will move tomorrow. His doctor wanted him in CICU for 2 days.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Update on Uncle Mike 9

Kate writes:

I talked to Nancy today, and she said that U. Mike is doing well. The doctor took his breathing tube out today. He will probably be transferred to a regular room today. The doctor told Nancy that he did a “cadillac of a cleaning.” He said that he got all the cancer out. Nancy said that U. Mike can probably have visitors starting Friday.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Update on Uncle Mike 8

Uncle Larry writes:”
7:37PM Wednesday July 16, 2003

Good Evening,
I have just now received 2 phone calls from Nancy at the Hospital in Boston in regards to Mike’s condition. Everything went well and he should have no more problems. They got everything and all the reports from the Doctors were very good.
Regards, Larry

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Name the Kitten Kontest

Andrea and Nate got a kitten and would like to have a naming contest with the Palmer Clan. Read her message below and then post your entry in the comments below that:
Andrea writes:

Nate and I got a kitten yesterday! We don’t know what to name her but she is so adorable! She won’t leave my side (opposite of Chrissy). Can we do a naming game on the Palmer Blog? She is 12 weeks old and so small she fits in a Ziploc box. She is really a scaredy cat. She looks like Chrissy but lighter grey and softer looking. She misses her sister right now but likes to be flipped over and have her belly rubbed (rare for a cat.) Nate likes her too. He wants to name her Metro. I wanted to name her Moses until we found out it was a girl. The lady who we got her from said that she didn’t ilke to be with the “common” cats because she thinks she is better than everyone else.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

Update on Uncle Mike 7

Flora writes:

Hi Everyone,
With regard to yesterday’s account of Mike’s appointment with the doctor in Boston, I supplied some incorrect information. According to Mike the mass that was present last year is indeed the currently cancerous tumor. I’m sorry for the confusion.
The news today is that the lymph nodes in that area are enlarged somewhat, most likely in response to the pneumonia. The fact that they are not very large is good news. Also, according to yesterday’s PET scan, there are no other areas of concern in other parts of Mike’s body.
Once again, I’m sorry for the mistake.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Update on Uncle Mike 6

1925 Thursday June 26

Flora went with Nancy and Mike to the hospital in Boston today. The surgery is scheduled for July 16th. The mass on Mike’s lung that sent him from Falmouth to Boston was not cancer last year and was not cancer this year. Most of the mass has been removed. The cancer was found(size of a pea) by the Boston Doctor when he did the Bronchoscopy. The cancer is in the very very early stages. The status of the adjacent lymph nodes will be determined on the 16th just prior to surgery. If they are clean the surgery will proceed. If they are involved the surgery will not take place at that time. The treatment will be re-discussed. Mike told the twins and Adam about the cancer yesterday. More detailed information is available from Flora.
Best Regards, Uncle Larry

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment