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Written by Kelley Underwood   
Monday, 26 June 2006
Thursday, June 22, Trudy and I left our home in Cincinnati to visit my wife's parents in Springfield, MO. For over a year my mother-in-law has struggled with health problems. Beginning in May of 2005 it became increasingly more difficult for Hester to eat. She would eat very little and then usually not be able to keep it down. In June of 2005, Trudy's father, John, suffered a heart attack and his recovery took center stage on the health front in their home for several months.

Moles FamilyYet, Hester's problems with food and nutrition did not go away. Slowly, Hester lost more and more weight, eventually dropping 85 lbs. After exhausting all resources of their doctors and being denied access to hospital care, in February, went to a local emergency room for help. It was there that a doctor acknowledged all the other fine doctors and tests they had run on Hester but said he would like to run one more test. This test took a remarkable picture of Hester's stomach and in that doctor's opinion, the stomach lining appeared to thick. With this information further test with other physicians were called for. They took biopsies of Hester's stomach wall from outside the stomach and it was determined she had gastric cancer. Hester has completed three chemo treatments and the cancer seems to have stabilized.

Hester traveled to St. Louis to investigate surgery to remove all or most of her stomach to prolong her life. Unfortunately, she was not strong enough to endure the surgery. A few weeks later, while trying to rebuild her strength, Hester fell and broke her left hip. Of course, surgery was immediately required. While the bones have begun to heal very well, she has had some trouble with the incision healing. A second surgery to clean out the first incision was required. The good news is that all seems well now and Hester will get to go home today. (June 30)

Hester is able to walk with a walker and her husband at her side. We now hope and pray for increase strength so the surgical option can be revisited. 

Hester Moles is a remarkable woman. She is a woman of great faith as is her husband John. They have modeled a righteous and humble life for their children and for the folks who have members of their congregations for over 40 years.

God Bless Hester. We hope to visit again and particularly we pray that she and John will be able to make the trip here for Jessica's wedding on August 5. 

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