On September 20th of last year our world changed forever. What started out as a simple but bad stomachache turned out to be Mesothelioma (Cancer).
“Life is too short” If I had a penny for all the times I have heard this in my life I would be a multimillionaire. The truth of the matter is that we all hear this, but it goes in one ear and out the other. Not until life puts you in that situation when you have no control nor do you have any answers to life toughest questions.
When we first found out about Mesothelioma I had no idea what that was. I heard of Asbestos but never knew the real danger of it. We tend as humans to pick up some information on things but we never get all that we really need to know until we are dealing with it ourselves. This is when life, the universe, the grand architect, smacks us in the face telling us “Wake up”, Life is too short.
Today I am so happy to announce that my wife had her last chemo treatment. The doctors are happy with the way things are going and gave her the summer off. Thursday, they took out the port that my wife had in her stomach. She has come a long way and we are looking forward to enjoying having the summer off. We have learned that we can’t take life for granted. We now know that everyday is a gift from God.
I would like to take this time to thank the great people at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Nash was the first person we saw. He gave us hope when no one else did. Prior to seeing Dr. Nash in our local Hospital, we were told that my wife had no chance to beat this horrible disease. They told her she would do chemo until the day that she died.
The second person we saw at Sloan Kettering was Dr. Cercek. She set up our chemo session. Her and her staff took their time to explain what would be happening step by step. It was a lot to soak in, but for some strange reason they made it simple enough that we could understand it. They told us that if we fight that they will fight for us. They took their time to speak to our daughters and answer any question they had.
We are so grateful for everyone at Sloan Kettering for such great care of my wife and my family. We are grateful with all our friends and family members that gave us support when we were at our lowest. We thank God for guiding our path and showing us his true powers.