wild three weeks......

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by musclehead, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. musclehead

    musclehead New Member

    Mar 1, 2012
    central florida
    I apologize for my absence my wife and I have been paying some very heavy stress dues.
    I was still on the road 3 weeks and 2 days ago when my wife calls me and tells me I need to get my butt home NOW she has high blood pressure (just discovered) and possibly bursitis. I start ragging on my dispatcher to get home which doesn't happen until the 4th I was supposed to be home on the 30th.

    I get home in time to take my wife to the doctor Wednesday the 4th and that's when the whole crap storm started. she doesn't have high blood pressure she has ridiculously high blood pressure 192/128. she has a stroke on the exam table, i guess if your going to have a stroke then do it in the docs office.

    I took her straight to the ER and she gets a CT scan and transported by helo to Shands in Gainesville ( a great hospital!! with top notch staff!)

    after being evaluated a dozen times, 2 CT scans a MRI, 3 ultra sounds, and 3 X-rays they discover a hemorrhagic stroke, a small one, that has taken the use (temporarily) of her right hand. one doc already said she'll get it back.

    through all this they have found a growth on her left breast and a much larger one in her throat, she pretty much lost her voice a year+ ago, and they had to take a biopsy (which hurt like hell) they got her BP under control and kept her in the hospital to find out the results. it's breast cancer there is a 4mm lump in her left breast and the cancer in her throat is also breast cancer that has spread.

    actually that was the best news we could hope for, the treatment options are wide open for breast cancer. when the oncologists came in and told us that a knot was lifted off my chest, some of the possibilities of cancer were untreatable. they made an appointment for us with the specialist on Friday the 20th, they said since it was hormonal in nature they were working up an antibody treatment for it.

    needless to say I've been researching online the monoclonal antibody therapies. we are very hopeful and are keeping a positive outlook.
  2. RockinRiley

    RockinRiley Member

    Feb 21, 2011
    Good luck, god bless, and hopefully a speedy recovery for your wife!

  3. Prayers being said for you and your wife, stay strong she is going to need you now more than ever. In retrospect her having the stroke may have saved her life.
  4. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    Thats almost as bad as It can get. I will say a prayer for your wife.
  5. musclehead

    musclehead New Member

    Mar 1, 2012
    central florida
    that was not lost on me, others see coincidence I see more.
  6. sting75ray

    sting75ray Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2011
    Our prayers are with you guys.
  7. Guts3d

    Guts3d Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2012
    Pittsburgh, Pa
    Will keep her in my prayers as well.
  8. jstgsn

    jstgsn Well-Known Member

    Nov 1, 2009
    Milford, Delaware
    My prayers to you and the wife. In 1984 they told me I had three months to live because of cancer. It is amazing what they have done with treatment. I'm living proof. Your love for your wife is apparent and that will go a long way. Keep us posted.
  9. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    Prayers from here, for both of you.

  10. geds

    geds New Member

    Mar 27, 2011
    Best of luck to you both! A great resource is Lance Armstrong's Live Strong Foundation. I encourage you to visit their website. It is free and full of information from survivors who can help you prepare for the road to recovery!
  11. time2shoot

    time2shoot Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2012
    Brandon SD
  12. ryan42

    ryan42 New Member

    Jan 28, 2012
    marion indiana
    Me and my family will be praying for your family,hang in there.
  13. Sorrowful Jones

    Sorrowful Jones New Member

    Nov 15, 2010
    I will send some prayers as well. God is the great physician.
  14. musclehead

    musclehead New Member

    Mar 1, 2012
    central florida
    thanks everyone, got something in my eye AGAIN!

    you folks are great!
  15. rosierita

    rosierita Active Member

    Mar 13, 2004
    South Carolina
    wow! prayers from here too. please update us as you can.
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