Glenn’s Cancer Discovery
On Saturday, July 29th, 2017, I woke up and noticed a lump on my neck. I thought it was strep throat because strep was going around town and my wife, Bonnie, does daycare. Kids love sharing stuff like that! But something wasn’t quite right.
I went into the walk-in clinic on Monday and the doctor was concerned just looking at it, with a CAT scan that very day. On Thursday, I met with the neck specialist that took biopsies and they came back positive as cancer of the tonsil and it had already spread to the lymph nodes. Obviously, I was devastated with the ‘C” word and being told by the specialists that I have stage 4 Lymphoma Throat Cancer. We met with the chemo and radiation oncologists right away and set up our game plan to start attacking and killing this cancer.
It is startling to realize how many people share commonalities with my dad’s story. A high-deductible insurance is only one small part of the medical expenses. The daily trips to the Roger Maris Cancer Center are over, but the trips continue as dad seeks strength through infusions and healing of his throat so that he can eat once again. With his weakened condition, he had the chills and they have encountered extra expenses with heating the house (winter in North Dakota!). Yes, the expenses just don’t seem to end.
Thank you for taking the time to read our story and Getting Glenn to a Goal helping to pay for these cancer-related expenses.
- Kurt Pulicicchio
- Sharon McCarriar
- Jill Eckroth
- Wanda Zirnhelt
- Dean and Josie Glatt
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