In Jan of 2017 I started having server nausea and vertigo. I was consistanly loosing my balance and throwing up all day at work and home. Finally after 2 or 3weeks of just dealing with it I went to an Ear Nose and Throat docter who seemed concered and sent me for an MRI of my brain. A few days later I got a call at work from the ENT who left a voicemail telling me you must see this Nurosugon we found an irregularity on your brain!
On Feb 14th of 2017 I was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer. It was a very rare tumor that usually only children get called a medulloblastoma . This was only a few months after Mary Ann was born. I was terrified that I would not see my daughter grow up.
On Feb 22nd of 2017 I had surgery to remove the tumor. The surgery left me very off balance and nauseous all the time still to this day. I also lost all hearing in my left ear due to complications from surgery.
After the surgery I did 12 weeks of server radiation and then chemotherapy for the rest of the year. Its been pretty brutal to my body and on my family. I have had all negative MRI scans since. Which we are so thankful for. Now we are being hit hard financially. Even though I had insurance we still have major medical bills and many other bills to pay plus our daughter.
Now side effects from the radation are starting to kick in which has left me with GI, thyroid and other personal medical issues. I am also doing scans every 12 wks which is the most nerve wracking experience ever. Every time you go in for the results you think you're going to hear "It looks like we may have found somthing" My Oncologist told me he wouldnt be surpised if that did happen due to the stage of the cancer. So far so good though. We are keeping our fingers crossed.
I have been unable to work since all this has happened and Paul has been unable to pro sue steady work or getting gigs since I needed help constantly with Mary Ann. He has basically been taking care of the house alone. He was doing all this while taking me to all my doctors appointments and working IT or any other job he could get.
We would appreciate any help from you guys. We really don't want to have to sell our home but Its getting to that point. If you have a chance please share.
Make no mistake. If you came to our house nobody here is starving. Our daughter is being well taken care of. Let me make that clear! This is NOT an on the street, no clothes situation and it never ever will be as long as I'm alive. This is simply a hardship all too common these days so please do not feel you need to donate if this is what you perceive. This gofundme will go purely to pay off debt accumulated from the start of this situation in an effort to secure the family future.
Thank you all for your support,
- David Long
- richie sixxx
- Christina Armieri
- David Schoen
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