Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The New Normal

For fear of sounding like a broken record, I don't update as much anymore.  Things are still the same.

Cancer Stuff: Two years ago today we were in Baltimore as Chad was getting prepped for surgery the following day. So tomorrow will be his 'official' two-years cancer free! We had received the results from the colonoscopy (a few polyps removed but all was well) and he was admitted into the hospital.

Life sure has changed since that day. While the health is still touch 'n go, with all things considered - we have been blessed by God in the most wonderful ways. God willing I can post these same type of updates for the rest of our lives. He's a fighter, that's for sure.

I had the CT Scan results sent to Dr Sardi, out specialist in Baltimore. After going rounds with his receptionist, who I used to love but who has been kind of rude for the past year and a bit - we were told that our specialist would not review the CT Scans without seeing Chad in person first. I understand that they may have protocols but traveling right now is difficult for a number of reasons. We do have an appointment booked for March 24th but I'll be surprised if we make it. Chad's already told me to cancel. It's just heart breaking because he REALLY wants Dr Sardi's perspective but they're not willing to help us at all unless we get there in person. Sad. :(

Neck News: Tri-West has yet again declined Dr Hall's request for appointments. This is getting really frustrating because Chad spends endless hours on the phone with these people trying to find out why. According to them, they see no reason why it shouldn't. He spoke to a lady Monday and she personally put in a phone call and said he should hear by the end of the week. God willing it's an approval and he can get this surgery once and for all.  He still has on-going pain and flare-ups and while he's miserable, he continues to push through it.

That's life in a nutshell. It's tough but it's good. We appreciate your love and support xo


  1. I'm thinking about both of you. I have no idea why, other than I believe Dr. Sardi prefers his own scans after seeing a patient, there is a problem with the office. Please keep that appointment and if things have not changed, then consider another specialist that may be closer to home should the need ever arise. I hope and feel confident that Chad will be NED xoxo.

  2. I am speechless. Sending you and Chad love from here and prayers for fast healing. Be strong and have faith xoxo