Stomach cancer update…
Blogging and Hair
I have not felt like blogging whatsoever so I took a break. I might blog a little here and there to give myself an escape for real life but it will likely be hit and miss until we get things under control.
I’m still transitioning and wearing my hair in a bun.
Because I don’t have energy for hair, my regimen has been simplified. I no longer pre-poo and I no longer deep condition with heat.
I wash, condition and wet bun while in the shower. From start to finish, it takes an hour to complete my new regimen.
I leave my hair in a bun for the entire week until the next wash day. If I remember, I will spray my hair with a daily refresher spray.
I’m really considering cutting the rest of my relaxed hair because I truly have no energy for it.
Life is Now a Whirlwind
Over the past few weeks, our days have been filled with doctor appointments, phone calls, exams and more doctor appointments.
My nights have been filled with tears, more tears and even more tears.
I don’t eat much when stressed so I am down 10 pounds. I know, I know…I have to eat to remain healthy. However, that’s easier said than done. I have no appetite. I do, however, eat enough to get by.
Last Time Was So Different
When he was diagnosed with stomach cancer the first time, things moved quick. The cancer was confined to one location and he was in surgery within a week. The road to recovery was long but there was no chemo or radiation required because we caught it so early.
But This Time…
They are trying to say the cancer has metastasized and is in stage 4. We are rebuking this diagnosis in the name of Jesus. We believe in the power of prayer and God’s healing. There are way too many testimonies near and far where someone was told they are incurable to have the cancer to vanish without a trace, leaving doctor’s unable to explain why. We are deep into the word and our faith is stronger than ever. We believe he will also be a living testimony.
Referral to Cancer Treatment Center
We are waiting for an appointment to MD Anderson Cancer Treatment Center in Houston, Texas. From start of referral to the first appointment is about three weeks total. We’re in week one of this three week process. Every day that goes by feels like an eternity.
Our local doctor is trying to get the appointment expedited but it doesn’t feel like much is happening. I swear, it’s so frustrating. I do understand that all MD Anderson patients are critical but gosh, I want my husband seen like right now.
Faith of a Mustard Seed
While there may be a long road ahead of us, we know God has us covered and healing will come in this life.
Thank you to all for the prayers, words of encouragement, emails and kind words. Your love and support means so much to us during this difficult time.