I went back to work after 3 weeks but as of November 23, 2017, have not worked due to my cancer diagnosis. After my meeting with Dr. Cusack on November 13, 2017 (my birthday), I was told I would need an operation to remove the carcinoid tumor in my colon but not before I had a course of radiation and chemotherapy at MGH.
I got up at 3 am each weekday, hopped the commuter rail to South Station and then the Red Line for a couple stops. I took the train for 7 weeks at 5 days a week from Nov. 29th until Jan.10, 2018 and occasionally got car rides into Boston to get to MGH for 7 AM.
In January I had a follow-up CAT scan and MRI from which it was discovered that I had blood clots in my lungs and my leg. I spent two days at Marlborough Hospital getting blood thinner medications that I have been taking ever since.
On March 5, I had an Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter placement, because of the clots and on March 21st, I will undergo a complete colostomy. I will hopefully be rid of cancer and any other infected parts but I will have to wear a colostomy bag for the rest of my life.
I am asking friends and relatives to help out by donating to this GoFundMe so that I can pay for hospital bills and medical supplies I will need going forward. My humor has helped me get this far and I hope to share some laughs with all of you for many years to come.
My family is holding a Benefit Dinner on:
Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 6 pm EST
Located at Marlborough Eagles
56 Florence St, Marlborough, MA 01752.
There will be a buffet meal, DJ, silent auction, cash bar and laughs! Donation of $20.00 at the door. 18 or older ONLY. If you are unable to attend the event, please donate here.
If anyone wants to donate by check they can make it out to the Bryan Ellis Benefit fund and send it to Main Street Bank PO BOX 19 Marlborough MA. Attention Kim Hardiman
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