Say It Isn't So

Tuesday, May 30, 2006


Well, they haven't got to the bottom of my love's current health problems, but they are taking the reins anyway. Last week his doctor said the biopsy of the week before showed that he has cancer. They could not tell if it was a primary or a secondary cancer. He scheduled a visit to the oncologist for Friday. We weathered our first two tornado warnings on Thursday night. This huge horn started up softly, building to extremely loud and lasting an incredibly long time. They reminded me of the sounds I had heard as a child to warn us of an impending nuclear attack. Not fond memories. They also reminded me of the movie the Time Machine when the Morlocks would summon the Eloi to the safety of the underground. Very eerie. In the dark because the power had gone out, with the sliding balcony door open, the lightning flashing and the trees moving endlessly; we sat there watching with rapt attention. We were probably the only people in Cincinnati that enjoyed that thrill. By Friday's appointment time the oncologist said that they had been able to do further tests, and that it was a secondary cancer. This means that it originates somewhere else in the body; but, they don't know where. He also said that rather than taking the time to do more biopsys to determine the source - the California way I'm sure, spoken with my best "Valley Girl" intonation - they were just going to use chemotherapy to eradicate it all! So, this very morning he was admitted to the hospital for a five day stay. After this, he will need a month to recuperate, then they will check him to see if they need to give him more treatment. The upshots are: other than the cancer he is a very healthy man, and the oncologist and the hospital are within 5 miles of our temporary apartment. So even though escrow on our California home finally closed on Friday, we are not going to look for a new home until this episode is played out.


At 4:08 PM, June 02, 2006, Blogger Jaime said...

I am sorry to hear about your husband! You will both be in my prayers. I have only just found your blog, so I am not sure if you have just started this process or if this has been ongoing...either way I give you my deepest sympothy! It is never easy to find out that you, or someone you love is sick.

I found your blog through another blog...someone who has MS, as I do, as I see you do. I have also dealt with cancer and so I can understand how scared you both must be at this time. I just want to wish you both the best! I am sorry this is happening to you.

At 4:07 PM, June 04, 2006, Blogger Kim said...

Hi Mouse - sorry to hear the news, but I'm glad to hear the immediate action on treatment. I hope it all goes well and I'll be thinking about you.

At 11:23 PM, June 04, 2006, Blogger mdmhvonpa said...

Crud .... sorry to hear about your Man's condition. Give him my best. Youre a strong woman and I'm certain you'll carry him through.

At 4:48 PM, June 05, 2006, Blogger Pris said...

what unexpected news...and scarey. Lets hope this treatment does it all and that he recoveres quickly. Am pulling for you both!


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