Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Still Here

Hello my friends, just wanted to stop in quickly and let you know why I have been MIA. Last Monday my husband went for a colonoscopy and we were told he had colon cancer. My husband isn't even 51 yet so to say it was a huge blow to up is an understatement. He had an infection and the tumor had his colon was almost completely block. The doctor could only see 12 inches of his colon because of the tumor, his camera wouldn't fit through because of the tumor. So this became an emergency. Doc sent him to do a cat scan, he had to drink some kind of chalky drink and then they put the dye in too. Doc called me on Tuesday while I was making super. He said the tumor had ruptured on top of everything and the cancer was on his spleen as well. So we were to come into his office to talk to him and then go directly to the hospital as he would have all the necessary paper work to admit him. He had to start him on heavy duty antibiotics to help rid the infection because he wanted to do surgery on Friday. Thus our journey began. After surgery doc spoke to me and some of our boys and told us that the bubble that the tumor ruptured in also ruptured and the cancer cells spilled out into his belly and that there was another "spot" of cancer in his colon. I haven't left hubby's side much. I am able to stay with him as our hospital has gone to all private rooms and you are allowed to stay with your spouse. Friday the doc did tell me to go home and sleep at home while hubby was in the Critical Care Unit for the night and the nurse told me to go home too to take care of myself. Well as you can imagine I really didn't want to go, could have stayed, but took their advice. And now I am home tonight as doc "fussed" me again this morning as I haven't left hubby's side since except when our kids drug me out to eat. It was hard to eat let me tell you. But hubby has done so well and doc was going to release him tomorrow. But today hubby had a little set back and now I'm not sure if he will get to still come home or not. Tomorrow will tell. So to say it has been a fast, whirl-wind week is an understatement. Most days I'm not even sure of the day. I wanted to let you all know why I haven't been posting and to ask for prayers. Doc said we are probably looking at life time chemo. That is fine, I don't care just as long as hubby can live a nice long life with me, our children and grandchildren. Thank you to all out there that already know this and have been praying for him. Thank you to those who will pray after reading this. I so believe in the power of prayer. We still have hope, so I'm holding on tight to that! We have been blessed and has had  wonderful support from our children, our friends and my on-line crafting friends. The out pouring of love has been so over whelming and touches my heart as did all the offers of help to get the crops in or anything else that we may need done. So my crafty friends, I will be gone for a little while longer to take care of the love of my life. I may be able to get some crafty time in and of course will post when I can. But my main focus will be on my dear husband. Love to all-Brenda 

14 comments:

Sharon said...

Praying hard Brenda!!! My Sunday school class is praying, too!

Marjorie said...

Oh wow! Thank you for sharing your heart.

I will be praying for your husband, you and family. Also for wisdom for the Drs.

Hugs
Marjorie from TX

Vickie said...

YOU HAVE MY PRAYERS AND MY LOVE COMING IN FAST AND FUROUIS. lOVE YA

Vickie said...

Prayers and Hugs my dear friend, Wish I could do more.

Annette said...

Will be praying for you and your family! my husband is also a cancer survivor, about 16 years ago he was diagnosed with throat cancer, as an auctioneer not so good. The Dr. said he would never work again. He is fine and still working as an Auctioneer. the prayers, Family & friends are what helped us get through. all is well now! Have him keep a positive attitude, this I think is very important.
Love, Love, Love

Annette said...

Our prayers are with you!!!!
Keep your head up! My husband also was diagnosed with throat cancer 16 years ago. As an Auctioneer not great news to hear, the Dr. said he would never work again! All went well and he is still working as an Auctioneer. So keep your head up, all will be well.
Love, Love, Love.

Stephanie said...

Brenda, I had no idea. Of course you have my prayers. I'm praying God gives you all the strength you are going to need, too. Be sure to take good care of "you." Also sending a great big hug.

The Queen (Laura) said...

Oh my goodness Brenda. I am so sorry to hear what you and your husband and sons have been going through. I too believe in the power of prayer. You all will be in my prayers. I wish I could be there to give you a huge hug! Please know that I am here for you.
Lots of Hugs,
Laura

Sylvie said...

Brenda, you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. (hugs)

MaryH said...

I'm so surprised you even had time to post this & yep, the prayers are going up. Will keep going up. You have to remember to take care of "You" as well, cause you can't take care of DH if you are all worn out, then get sick. It's in God's Hands, and He will hear all these prayers. Keep strong, both spiritually AND physically. Many hugs to both of you. MM

Tracey said...

Dear Brenda, My thoughts are with you and your family. Hugsx

Lysa said...

Hi Brenda,
Sending thoughts and prayers out to your family. Please take care of yourself so that you can stay strong for your husband. Wishing you all strength and blessings as you journey back to good health.
Lysa

Glenda said...

Brenda, I am so sorry to hear of your husband's illness. My prayers are with you and your family. May God give healing for your husband and strength for you.
Sending hugs my friend!
Glenda

Anonymous said...

Dear Brenda, Not sure why I clicked on your blog this morning but want you and your family to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. In 1970 my then 49 year old Mom battled Cancer. So many strides have been made in the medical field. Stay strong and confident. Each day is a gift.
Hugs, Reva