Artist Ray Ferrer - Brain Cancer
On April 29th while in the hospital treating this we were given the Diagnosis of Ray's biopsy. Ray has a Grade 4 Glioblastoma Brain Tumor, Cancer.
Ray is a full-time Artist and I work two part-time jobs. I am now Ray's full time caretaker, as he needs to be monitored, and cannot be left alone, nor can he drive, He currently is in recovery from surgery and needs to learn how to writer, cut stencils, and walk again.
This is going to be a long, difficult journey and for the first time in our lives, we have to ask for help. If you know either one of us, that is not something we are comfortable with.
We will need help to cover expenses over the course of this year while Ray goes through recovery, chemo, and radiation.
You can purchase some of Ray's available art in his Etsy Shop and use coupon code ART50 during check out for half off. www.etsy.com/shop/UrbanWallArt
Here are some of Ray's other links:
Website / Blog: www.ArtistRay.com
Artgland's Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/Artgland
His brain bleed has turned into a blood cut, and he of course he is still suffering from a Pulmonary Embolism in his heart/lungs. His right ventricle is getting better.
They have taken him off the blood thinners so his brain will not continue to bleed.
Dr. Chen came in last night at 7pm and told us that he is willing to do another brain surgery to remove the blood clot. There are so many risks/benefits if Ray chooses to do the surgery or not do the surgery. Ray seems to be traumatized by the aftermath of getting the first brain surgery to get a biopsy.
This choice of brain surgery will be completely up to Ray. It is his choice what decision he makes and we will support whatever that may be.
We were told that it would be impossible to remove the tumor from his brain because it is in such a sensitive area which controls strength and motor function. Ray is currently suffering from not being able to use his right side. Every task that you can do with your right side, imagine not being able to use it….
Ray will not be able to work for 3-6 weeks, but he is trying every day to do everything in can do to work on his motor skills. Trying to put on a sock can take 20 minutes, his is unable to do that right now.
Thank you all so much for your continued support...family, old friends, new friends and the kindness of strangers.
Howdy mate you dont know me (I think) but I myself have been through and survived 2 brain tumours the first was the size of my fist in my brain the second a bit smaller. You will still be an artist following your op man I have strongs for you, what you going through is truely kak. But its insperation in the future, leading to creativity. Keep thinking positive, when you feel it gets to you remember you have your wife right beside you. let me know what happens I am right here and with I could do more.
I know that you do not know me, but I am praying for you and your husband. Please know that my blessings and good energy are with you tonight and every night. You are such a strong woman and I am thinking of you and praying for your husband. You are an amazing woman and don't ever forget that.