Well, I am out of the hospital and continuing on my “medical journey”. Right now, we are not longer using the term medical journey. It is now a journey of greater proportions. Bigger than I would have ever expected in my life. I am not a story first then get to the ending kinda guy. Let’s talk about the bullet and then I will tell the story. So here is the bullet:
I have stage 4 colon cancer. Ouch, didn’t see that one coming did you.
This all started last Monday, July 16th with some sever lower abdomen and pelvic pain. Being a guy, I let it ride for a few days and finally could not take it anymore. I go see my doctor on Thursday. They had dome ideas, but we needed to take a look inside to see what was going on.
Friday morning, I had a CT scan done. The radiologists found what they thought might be clot in a major vein and they also found a tumor in my sigmoid colon. I was admitted to a local hospital at 8pm on Friday night. Over the weekend, I had a few more CTs done and the clot in the vein was ruled out. That was good news for us and the only good news we would receive. Over the weekend the doctors kept prepping us for worst case scenarios and, unfortunately, the worst case scenario happened.
On Monday, I had a colonoscopy and the cancer was confirmed. They took some tissue biopsies and we found that the tissue type is adenocarcinoma. This is not the tissue type that we wanted.
Anyway, Sandi and I are not running. We are facing this head on. We are usually people that do things ourselves and handle things on our own. Not this time. We will need to reach out and ask for help. Here is what you can do for us, PRAY!! Pray for patience, strength (mental and physical), wisdom of physicians, and COMPLETE HEALING!!!
We are claiming the following verses as well (compliments of some very close friends):
Psalms 56:4 – In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
Psalms 103:2-3 (really the whole chapter) – 2Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
3Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
So, thanks for reading. Thanks for praying. I will keep you all informed through this site. Yes, I will still post the random things, but you can follow THE JOURNEY on this site as well. To see nothing but posts on the journey, just select, “The Journey” from my categories list. Also, please feel free to link to this or upcoming posts and, please, share this prayer request with as many as you can. I need prayer and so does my family.
We have not shared this with our children yet. We are going to seek out the best way to tell them, so pray for that as well.
So, buckle up, here we go!! First stop, the oncologist on Thursday, July 26th at 2:40pm!!
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