Tuesday, May 17, 2016

More Appointments

Hello World!

I am happy that nothing major has happened that required any updates! Chad is doing pretty okay! Aside from back pain and his usual stomach issues - he is trucking along nicely. He has been working hard at home on some pop-up camper updates and cooking up a storm. I swear this man needs to have his own Food Truck. He's an incredible cook!

Anyways, you're not here to hear about his cooking skills! 

This is what our schedule looks like now.

May 25 - Small Bowel Series

Basically, this is the last test the GI Specialist can think of to check and see how Chad's Small Bowel is operating. He will consume this thick dye-like beverage. They then proceed to take X-Rays of his abdomen at various stages to see how the liquid passes through his system

June 1 - CT Scan and Follow-up Appointment with his Oncologist.

Obviously, this is the big scary one. The one that we really want your prayers on. God willing, the scans are clear and we can continue living for another 6 months. Pray for NO CANCER! Also known as NED! (No Evidence of Disease)

Unknown Date - MRI 

We are still waiting to hear when the MRI will be repeated as per the Neurosurgeons request.

June 29 - EMG Test

This is related to his neck/spinal issues and will test how much/if any nerve damage has been done and if his muscles/grip strength has been affected. 

July 6 - Neuro Surgeon Follow-Up

Hopefully he will have the MRI Results but then and compare them to the EMG results. From there, he will give his reccomendation as to whether Chad requires surgery for his neck/spine.

Phew. Thank you all for your continued love and support!



  1. Prayers for all good appointments, especially the June 1st one <3

  2. Prayers for all good appointments, especially the June 1st one <3

  3. Prayers for NED and prayers for a solution to the neck problems; sooner, rather than later.

  4. Hey you guys! I just stumbled upon your website. I need to read more to get a better grasp on what is going on with Chad, but he has my prayers! I noticed you saw Dr Sardi. He is wonderful. He did the HIPEC on me for Peritoneal Mesothelioma 6 years ago. I was diagnosed in 2009. I have been through a couple periods of remission but the meso is back - around my stomach & lung. Have been doing chemo & will be doing a trial at NIH later this summer. Hey Chad maybe someday we can compare belly scars! I've got a real beaut! Hang in there buddy! George Landes annapolisteam@gmail.com