~ Where the Sun Will Never Set on Our liberty ~
Just an update on things in my neck of the woods. It's just easier to post this here.
1st let me apologize for not being around. Our country is on FIRE and we all need to band together to save this Republic! I will try to be on much more now that all these pre-op tests are over with.
Now, on top of Rick having Non-Hogkins Lymphoma for the past 10 years, he has Colon Cancer! People with Non-Hogkins Lymphoma can live for a very long time if you stay on top of it and have good doctors. I think Arlen Spector, Congressman, lived with it for over 25 years. That being said, NHL can spread to other organs and the bone marrow as well. Well, it has in Rick's case.
I have been running Rick for test after test in the past weeks. Rick did a Cologuard test which came back positive for Colon Cancer. Next, was the Colonoscopy, which showed 3 cancerous lumps in his colon. Next, was a Sigmoidoscope for the Surgeon to go in and look all around. Yesterday was a Cat Scan, bloodwork and urine tests, all for the surgeon.
Rick MUST have surgery! The Surgeon wants to make sure he has NO SURPRISES when he does the surgery. We sit down with the Surgeon in his office on the 18th to go over everything. From my understanding, this is a very dangerous surgery. If things don't go right, Rick could end up with a Colostomy bag, which the Surgeon is doing everything in his power to make sure that doesn't happen.
Rick has a team of 5 doctors that are involved in this surgery. His cancer doctor, Surgeon, Infectious Doctor, Urologist, Pulmonologist. Needless to say, this has been a scheduling nightmare for me so far, and, going to all of these appointments with this Virus and the mask BULLCRAP is a nightmare as well. I've been stressed beyond words and totally exhausted most days.
I will know that date of surgery after the meeting on the 18th. Once it is set, he will be admitted to the Hospital. He will be knocked out and the Urologist will 1st put in protection around his kidneys, so they don't get nicked by accident. Then, the Surgeon will perform the surgery. He will be in the hospital barring any complication for up to 5 days. I WILL BE ALLOWED TO BE IN THE HOSPITAL. Because his doctors love me, and because of his NHL, he will have a private room!! And, I get to park in the Doctor's Parking Lot once he is admitted!!! YAYYYY Rick says it's my wit, charm, and, personality! I love how he still has his sense of humor through all of this!
I just wanted to check in, let you know what's gong on and tell you all that I pray you are all well, and, I MISS YOU ALL!
Love to you all and God Bless,
P.S. TRUMP WILL WIN THIS THING! MAGA KAG
Sorry for such an absence!! The surgery that was scheduled had to be cancelled. He was all ready to go in the operating room and the surgeon cancelled it due to his oxygen level. He was admitted to the hospital right then with a bacterial infection in his lungs. Was in for a week with that.
Then after he got out from that hospital stay, he had to go through all the pre-op tests AGAIN!
Rick FINALLY had his colon cancer surgery on November 12th! Was in the hospital after surgery for 8 days. Brought him home on November 19th. He was cut in the front of his stomach below his belly button, like a C-Section. Had so many staples it looked like a zipper. He is doing much better now, but, now he has to go on Chemo. We go Friday to go over the Chemo with his Oncologist on Friday Dec 4th. Hopefully he can go on the Chemo Pill, so he doesn't have to go every day to be hooked up to an IV for the Chemo!
I'll be on here. Miss you all.
I'll be Praying for the both of you and asking God for a Miracle to help Rick.
Thanks for the update Robin. Glad to hear that the surgery went well and Rick is doing better. We miss you too, and hope to see you back soon. Until then, continued prayers for you both.
So sorry you guys have had so many setbacks. Nothing worse than waiting.
Praying that things will get better for you both and that Rick's chemo goes well.
Big hugs to the two of you!