help with Vance's illness bills

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Raised by 33 people in 26 months
in november of 2016, Vance came home from work not feeling well. i took him into the er to be checked out. they said it was pneumonia. we followed up with the doctor. he was getting worse so we went back in to the er. they did more tests. they sent him to a specialist. the pulmonologist suspected lung cancer. they did a scope and biopsy and it was confirmed stage 4 lung cancer with fluid badly infected around his lungs. he was admitted again to have fluid drained. they couldn't get all, so he was transported to another hospital. they did draining there to finally have him go into surgery to drain and scrape the lung area. he was there for over 3 week. he was then put with the cancer center here and they really weren't doing much. only wanted to do chemo. they were taking time to finally get him in there. we didn't want to wait. cancer doesn't wait either. so i called the cancer treatment center of america in chicago. he was accepted in there. they are doing chemo once a week and radiation 5 days a week until march 27th.  so he is staying there in a hotel while i travel back and forth. we are currently trying to get him on disability, but he doesn't have enough "credits" to collect and he's not old enough to go for retirement. we need to get a lawyer to fight that too. so he's not working and the bills (house and hospital) keep rolling in, i'm trying not to take any time off work but i also want to be there with him.  we hate to ask for help but this is taking a toll on us financially . i have faith that the center will help him beat this cancer. this is something that we had hoped we would never have to do. if you can help us by donating- we will be forever greatful. we thank you!
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hello everyone. its been a while since ive updated. Vance has had a couple more setbacks. a couple months ago he had to have surgery to drain an infection from his lung area. he now has what's called an elloesser flap. it's a permanent hole in his side to keep draining so infection doesn't build up again. well things are going ok with that.
a couple weeks ago, we went to his oncologist to see if he was able to start chemo again. when they checked his blood work, his blood glucose was through the roof. it was 650. the normal is between 70-100. he was admitted to the hospital to get it leveled out. well no he is on insulin. it's been a struggle trying to get it regulated. I've been home the last two weeks with him getting him back to himself.
well I tried to reapply for his disability and of course he was denied again! with all his medical issues, bills and me being home with no pay, I can't believe he was denied. I'm stressing.
keep him in your thoughts and prayers that things will turn around and get better. thanks everyone, Jeannine
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this has been a stressful week. hubby has a lung abscess that broke open. stayed home from work all week to take care of him. (ouch on not going to have a paycheck). last night was an er visit. couldn't get it to stop flowing. well he now has to see a thoracic surgeon next week. they are looking at how to get rid of this abscess. one more hurdle to get over. on a good note, his cancer hasn't changed since november.
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Update on Vance. He is battling pneumonia again for the second time getting diagnosed. Treatment is being delayed 3 weeks while he is on antibiotics. He is on opdivo. His right lung had a very small spot which is now gone. The cancer hasn't spread.
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Evonne Appel-Bennett
26 months ago

I so wish I could help financially but we are going through the same thing with all my granddaughter Ruby is dealing with, but I will be praying and sharing this post for hopes that it will help. My heart is with you my friend stay positive and never give up. ❤

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Created February 16, 2017
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12 months ago
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Keven P
20 months ago

To the health of the guy who showed me what a barre chord was...get better soon!

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Jayne Drooger
23 months ago

I'm SO sorry I haven't gotten this to you until now! I think of you so often I know it isn't much but know that my prayers are with you

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Evonne Appel-Bennett
26 months ago

I so wish I could help financially but we are going through the same thing with all my granddaughter Ruby is dealing with, but I will be praying and sharing this post for hopes that it will help. My heart is with you my friend stay positive and never give up. ❤

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