Thursday, September 21, 2017

Appointment Tomorrow!

I realize I have not posted since Chad returned to work after his hernia surgery. That's good news, right? For the most part - he recovered well. His hernia repair seemed to have been a success!

With that said, he's had some underlying issues that have gotten worse. He is cramping again while eating and he is also feeling nauseous. He also has some tender spots in his abdomen. In addition to the digestion related pain, his back has been giving him a lot of issues and we're not entirely convinced its not his kidney or something else.

Fortunately, Chad has a couple doctor appointments tomorrow. Both blood work and he'll be seeing his doctor. Our goal is to try and find a source for the pain and also for him to start the ball rolling again to get physical therapy and pain management for his back.

My biggest prayer every night is that his cancer never, ever comes back. I also pray for continued healing - one day at a time. These past (nearly) 3 years have been a whirlwind and I just crave pain free days for him. 

As always, your love and prayers are super appreciated. xo

Monday, July 31, 2017

Back To Work

You know it's time to post a quick update when folks are writing, wondering what's going on. :)

It fills my heart with such gratitude, that amongst all the chaos in the world, people out there still have our family in their hearts. So thank you for that!

I am happy to report that Chad is doing fairly well! He has more digestion issues and odd pains but all considered - he's recovering nicely!

He has returned to work today! It's a bitter sweet moment, I am sure. Thankfully he enjoys his job but I am sure he'll miss being away from me for hours on end (ha ha) Just Kidding.

As of right now, we're just trucking along and taking life one glorious day at a time!

Thanks for all your love and support!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

And The Doc Says...

Chad had his appointment with Dr. Swain this morning in reference to the knot that appeared after a painful sneeze. The knot has grown to a large golf ball sized sac exactly where the hernia was.

Dr. Swain performed an Ultra Sound and while he admitted he couldn't tell if the mesh was still intact by the images obtained, he was confident that it is likely just a sac of fluid/blood/etc., that will hopefully resolve on its own.

It could take months but we have a follow-up appointment with him in two weeks. For now, we're hoping for the best. Chad asked about having it drained but I guess the risk of infection is too great, so we're going to be patient. (I suck at being patient!)

Thanks for your continued love and prayers. xo