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On September 20th, 2016 my wife had a real bad stomach pain. She went to the hospital to have her self-checked out. They found fluids in her abdomen and saw that her liver was too big. This was the start of our living nightmare.
After almost ten days in the hospital doctors could not figure out what was causing this disruption in my wife body. After what felt like a million tests done on her they told us they suspected Cancer to be the cause of it and that they wanted to do a biopsy of something they saw in her stomach lining.
Two weeks after the biopsy we got the results. With a sad and heavy heart we now know that she has stage 4 mesothelioma. This is an asbestos caused Cancer.
noun: mesothelioma; plural noun: mesotheliomas
a cancer of mesothelial tissue, associated especially with exposure to asbestos.
That initial second they tell you that it is stage 4 cancer it feels like you just got hit with a baseball bat. I felt scared, weak, and lost in this world with just the thought of losing my wife. A million more thoughts ran through my mind and it became harder to focus on anything else being said. I kept thinking of our daughters. I knew I had to readjust myself.
After the initial reaction I started to focus more on how much harder this was on my wife. She had this look on her face as she felt guilty that she was putting us through this. As I hugged her and told her we are going to fight this and that this was not her fault she just apologized. My heart broke and I started to cry. She looked at me and told me to stop crying as she needs me to be the strong one and be the rock to keep our family strong.
We would like to take this time to thank all of our friends and family for the great support. All we ask for is prayers and good thoughts for us. Please people if you can donate money to charities like Stand Up For Cancer and the American Cancer Society. We are in the process of taking my wife to Memorial Sloan Kettering Center so if you can donate and help them help us we would appreciate it.