Casey Rogalski

First post: Jun 22, 2019 Latest post: Sep 16, 2019
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: On June 13th, Casey texted me [Meg] about lunch time saying he was "in a world of hurt". At first I thought it was detox side effects as we had started Whole30 a few days earlier. However, his pain got worse and on the 14th, Friday, I took him to the ER where a CT scan showed a mass on or in the colon and lesions on the liver. He was admitted that day to the hospital and his team of doctors began further testing. After another CT scan, chest X-ray, blood tests, and a colonoscopy, his doctors confirmed stage 4 Colon and Liver cancer [visualize bright headlights and a Mack truck, no warning until the last second, and bam... yeah thats about right]. He was sent home Monday the 17th of June at which point we started calling doctors and making appointments and then waited...He had a PET scan the 18th, which confirmed nothing new which was good. His surgeon from the hospital called and said after discussing with the oncologist, the best plan is surgery to remove the mass from the colon since it was 95% blockage and he had a high risk for complete obstruction and further complications. Casey went in for surgery on Friday the 21st. The surgery was successful and 100% of the mass was removed with about 60% ressection of his colon. Im writing this 2 weeks post op and happy to share he is healing nicely and ready to go forward with further treatment for the liver. Casey joked in the ER " If the doctors diagnose me with cancer I'm going to write a damn book!" Well I'm going to hold him to that because, yes, he has been through many fires and "shit shows" as is sometimes a necessary explanation but its how we persevere through these fires and trials and embrace the growth on the other side! God is with Casey in the fire and will bring him out.

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