Bryan Fuss | CaringBridge

Bryan Fuss

First post: 1/22/2017 Latest post: 3/17/2017
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Here is Bryan’s story:

Bryan went to the emergency room on Friday, January 13, 2017
after experiencing flu-like symptoms and abdominal pain for a few days. He
expected to simply rehydrate, receive antibiotics and have some tests done to
figure out what was going on. He was admitted and spent the next several days
in the hospital. On Monday, January 16th, Bryan and his wife Brooke, received
the diagnosis: Bryan had colon cancer.



 

Bryan returned home on Tuesday, January 17th with orders
from his doctor to build back his strength and prepare for his next step in his
battle to beat cancer!  At this time, he
is at home, focusing on a strict diet and rest. On Tuesday, January 24th,
Bryan and Brooke will be meeting with the surgeon to discuss surgery to remove
a portion of Bryan’s colon and stomach. There are more questions than answers
at this point, but more will be learned after his surgery is completed.

 

Bryan, as you would expect, is in good spirits and heeding his
doctor’s advice to get rest, get healthy and prepare for surgery and subsequent
recovery.

 

Right now, Bryan and Brooke are happy to have their family
together. Their eldest son, Sam (19), returned home from Cedar Rapids earlier
this week and will be home until Monday, January 23rd. Jack (15) is
home, along with Bryan’s parents who will be staying until sometime after his
surgery.

 

Going forward, this Caring Bridge page will be a place to
receive updates on Bryan’s progress. It is our hope that his page will also be
a place where people can offer encouragement, messages of care, and share how
Bryan and his family have touched many of our lives in a positive and
meaningful way.

 

Since receiving his diagnosis, many of Bryan’s friends and
family have reached out to offer help and support. The Fuss’ are grateful for
all the prayers, messages of encouragement and offers to help that they have
received. As we learn more about Bryan’s diagnosis and plan for treatment,
there will be a clearer picture of the assistance that they will need. We will
be linking a couple of websites to the “How Can We Help” tab on this page. These
websites will aid in organizing meals and financial support for the Fuss
family.

 

Bryan and Brooke are grateful and humbled by the tremendous
outpouring of support. Bryan’s primary goal right now is to preserve his energy
in preparation for surgery.

 

If you have questions or would like to reach out to Bryan,
please feel free to do so.  A few of his
friends have volunteered to help with organizing assistance and managing communication.
Their names are provided below. Please feel free to reach out to them as
needed.

 

Jay Dosan m 612.280.8906

Steve Zawoyski m 847.323.4946

Kurt Morton m 616.293.5871

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