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4/12/2017 Latest post:
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. Aaron and I will never forget the first time we met. At that moment, we knew we were meant for each other. Six months after dating, we were engaged. We got a second chance at happily ever after with each other. We got married August 29, 2014. He is the most wonderful, caring and loving son, husband and father. We have had some tough times the few years we have been together. But those times have only made us stronger. Last November, Aaron wasn't feeling so well. His lymphnoids in his neck were swollen and he wasn't getting better. He went and seen his specialist for his autoimmune disease, all the lab work came back normal. They thought it was just the body fighting a virus and we just needed to give it time. Well, time didn't make it better. Aaron started to run fevers everyday. His lymphnoids on both sides of neck were visual and palpable. We got him in to see his primary care doctor, Dr. Yaple, and he was on it. Aaron has gone through so much poking in his arms for lab work. Everything was coming back normal. But now, Dr Yaple started feeling lymphnoids swollen in one of his clavical areas, under his arms and groin. The left side of his neck was real swollen. He referred us to surgery to get it biopsied. So we went to see Dr Rupe. He did surgery on March 30th. He took 2 large lymphnoids out. On April 3rd, he was diagnosed with small lymphocytic lymphoma/chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Diffently not what we wanted to hear. Now Aaron has swollen lyphnoides behind his left knee and continues to run fevers all the time. His neck, where they took the lymphnoids out, is healing good. Aaron had a CT scan done this last week to make sure he didn't have lesions in his major organs. Thank God it came back clear. No lesions in the lungs, spleen, liver and kidneys. He has an oncology appointment on April 12th with Dr Geitz at Tammy Walker Cancer Center. At that time, we will find out what the plan of treatment will be. He also has surgery on the 20th to put the portacath in so they can use that for chemo, lab work and other treat ments. We are very fortunate and blessed to have caring and loving family to help support us along the way to recovery. That's what we pray for. We will keep this updated as much as possible.