Scott's Cancer Treatment
Scott has recently be diagnosed with a type of cancer. It's treatable and has a 85% success rate of being curable. He will be getting chemo and radiation treatments.
Unfortunately, due to another recent surgery back in December of 2015, we are out of money. We're still paying for that surgery. Now, we're looking at loss of pay, medical expenses, travel expenses and despite having good insurance, we probably have a to pay another outrageous deductible come the new year.
Although Scott plans to try to continue to work through this, I know he will be limited. I certainly will be working as much as I can but my income won't cover our regular bills much less the treatment expenses.
Scott's treatment will be starting immediately. He's already lost some time at work due to Dr. appointments so I need some help right away.
I personally expect a full recovery for him. He's very resilient and has a good attitude.
It pains me to have to swallow my pride and ask my family and friends for monetary assistance. I've always enjoyed giving and helping others. I've always believed in working for what we need. But I guess the time has come where I have to ask for some help.
It's hard enough to deal with cancer but to have to worry about money too, it's just too much.
I will be so thankful when the cancer is gone and we can get back to living. In the meantime, I will be very grateful to have some help so that we don't have to worry about our financial situation during the healing process.
We're down to the final month of treatments. 3 more of the mild chemo's and 4 more weeks of the radiation treatments.
After that, it's a matter of paying off the medical bills, getting back on our feet and having our life back.
I can't thank you all enough for your kindness, prayers and generosity. Little by little, we're getting there.
I'll post another update in a week or two.
Thank you again, Pam
He started the radiation on Thursday. He'll get it 5 days a week for 6 weeks. The mild chemo continues on Monday's. If all continues to go well, the treatments will be done by mid-April and then the feeding tube will be removed around the beginning of May. We don't know yet how long they'll wait to take the port out but we're getting there with things.
Thank you again for your kindness, prayers and generosity. I will keep ya'll posted as we complete this process.
Love to all, Pam
The radiation will be starting soon. First, because this is on his neck, a feeding tube will have to be put in which requires surgery. I'm waiting to get the exact date on that. I'm assuming next week sometime.
He's going to be missing a lot of work again. The surgery is an overnight stay in the hospital. The radiation will be 5 days a week for 6 weeks.
Mondays he will be getting the mild chemo and radiation so he won't be able to squeeze in any work time on Mondays. I'm not sure he'll be able to work at all towards the end of the radiation treatments but that remains to be seen.
I'll keep you posted. If all goes as expected, the treatments should be done by mid - late April. We're both stressed and we're both tired but having the medical stuff out of the way will be a huge relief. He's responding very well to the treatments!
Love and hugs!
Scott is doing pretty good with everything, except for the constant running from one doctor to another. He keeps telling me he just wants to work. I can understand that. I think we'll be done with the majority of this sometime in April. If all goes well.
The radiation will be starting in the next week or so. Along with 5 more of the mild chemo treatments.
We're getting there, slowly but surely and he's holding up pretty well despite the fact that this is all getting on his nerves. Mine too. But the treatments are working so that's what matters.
I'll keep ya'll posted.
Thank you again for your kindness and generosity.
Love to all, Pam
That's wonderful news!
I am so sorry to hear this Pam. I have just finished myself going through chemo for breast cancer. I just had my 3rd surgery in a year 2 weeks ago, so I can relate to what you are dealing with. I will be praying for you and Scott that he will be able to work through this, but you are correct, it does tire you out considerably and it is rough going through it. Thankfully, we also had good insurance and I was able to continue to work through it although and I can that right now all my sick and vacation time are gone. I will keep you in my prayers.