Michael Salazar kidney cancer fight

My name is Tammy brashear . I recently found out my husband of 15 years has stage 4 kidney cancer. Let me give you a little back story. My husband 55 years old with 3 children and 2 step children his name is Michael salazar. Hes always been a hard worker with a moving company. Loves to be outside with family and friends.
This past labor day our life changed in an instant . While camping with my husband and family. He was suffering with a severe headache. Thinking it was just a sinus infection . But it steadily got worse. So I finally had him go to the emergency room after about a week of this debilitating headache. Doctor decided to look more into things and came back later with the news of a brain tumor. Completely shocked and taken back by this because just 2 weeks prior he felt fine. Was working full time and outside with his dogs almost everyday or tinkering around the house. They then transferred him to a different hospital for more testing and possible brain surgery to reduce the swelling in his brain.
After a few days in the hospital and still no surgery and tons of tests I knew something was going on that docs weren't telling us. And then when we were told stage 4 kidney cancer.
Completely blown away how could it be stage 4 with no symptons,as were the docs.
So now fast forward to today. It's been almost 2 months since we have found out. 2 months without him working or being able to drive. Or really do anything he was just doing not long ago. He has since had the gama knife done on his brain tumor in hopes to reduce size and swelling. And he just had his kidney removed. However it is matasizing at a fast rate and has spread . Which has started to take a tole on him, causing him to be tired and weak. We are hoping to start chemo soon but he has to wait for some healing from the removal of kidney.
My husband is everything to me and our life has been turned upside down. The medical bills are piling up not to mention prescriptions and gas to and from his doctors which is 2 hours away. I'm working full time but the household finances are piling up with just the one income coming in. He has always been such a hard worker and providor for our family . Its very discouraging for him no longer being able to work. Which is something I don't want him to worry about as I want him to stay positive and keep his spirits up and kick cancers butt.
If you can help in anyway we are very appreciative even if it's just sharing this. Please keep our family in our thoughts and prayers as we fight this fight.


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Tiffany Salazar 
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Alamogordo, NM
Tammy Brashear 
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