Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Medical update for the husband

Alrighty! The time has come. He has FINALLY finished his 6 weeks of radiation. We are pretty darn excited about that to say the least. He's definitely still feeling the effects of it but still sooo much less harsh on him than chemo or chemo AND radiation.

The next step is surgery. We have his pre-op appointment scheduled for August 11th in Seattle. Hopefully, this means surgery will be the following day. One thing we've learned through all of this is to take what we get and not expect anything more. We have the pre-op date. On that date, we will get his surgery date. We don't know how long we will be gone. Heck, we don't even know how long he'll have to be in the hospital post-op. But... we have a date.

We are realizing more and more how incredibly blessed we are. The prayers are most definitely being answered. We have some seriously amazing family members who are letting us stay with them for a bit when we get down to Seattle AND borrow a car. We had hoped to be able to stay in that family friend's condo that we stayed in last time, but it isn't going to be available. After the initial panic, we regrouped and found an incredible deal on a hotel thanks to the hospital's promo code. We have booked the hotel for one week. We are SOOO hoping that somehow we will be asking them to cut our stay short because we are given the okay to go home sooner than that. However, there is still a good chance, we will be stuck there for quite awhile longer.

We are so thankful for everyone out there who has loved us, supported us, helped us, and prayed for us throughout all of this. We aren't done yet so please don't stop sending prayers our way.

Oh and another bonus, my mom is going to be with us in Seattle for that week of surgery. :)

It is going to be a good week. I've already decided :). We are going to see some family, eat good food, and I've also decided we will get only FANTASTIC news from the doctors. And it would really help if Isaiah doesn't have to stay in the hospital very long. He gets a little antsy and cranky. He likes to threaten to walk out.

If we somehow are able to come home the following weekend, we will be home in time for my anatomy ultrasound. I will definitely re-schedule if necessary though because this surgery and time in Seattle is obviously more important right now. We need to get him healthy so that he can start healing before baby makes an appearance in January. :)

12 comments:

  1. So glad to hear you have a plan moving forward for this and that you are remaining positive. You're right, there is so much to be thankful for even though some days are harder than others. Sending you strength and happiness, will definitely be thinking of you two in August.

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    1. Agreed. Somehow my prayers have been answered in keeping my mood positive on all of this. The way I see it, being negative is not going to change the outcome or the journey, it will only make the journey more painful.

      Thank you!

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  2. Yes!! It is going to be a good week! Keep speaking life Shelby!!!

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  3. Awe I will be in Seattle this week! So pleased for you guys and praying things continue to go well. XOXO

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    1. Thank you so much! I love Seattle. I so wish we were taking this trip for fun BUT we will still have fun and we will get to see some of my family, so that's always good :)

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  4. It will be a great week, it will be! Sending you and your hubby lots of prayers for his surgery and a speedy recovery! Also praying you get home by your anatomy scan and don't have to reschedule!

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    1. Thank you! Turns out I won't be home in time for my original appointment but I'll get my scan this coming Monday instead!!

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  5. Your positive outlook is amazing and inspirational! You WILL have a great week! I speak only life and health over you and your hubby right now!! xo

    waitingforbabybird.com

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  6. I don't know you, but I saw your donation page on Facebook and followed a few links. My husband has been fighting cancer for the last 9 months and he has a mere 2 days left of treatment. We both have stayed very positive during this time (of course we've had our moments), but I'm really glad to see that there are other people who are fighting this fight and are positive and hopeful, as well. We are holding onto the belief that my husband will not just be a cancer survivor, but a cancer VICTOR, with complete victory over the horrible disease. I pray that God will see that your husband have complete victory too.

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    1. Wow! 2 days?!! Seriously awesome!!!! Thank you for your prayers and words of encouragement! I truly appreciate it. :)

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