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The Diller Family - Christmas 2012

Gordon Diller

Latest post: 12/24/2016
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In early October (the day after his mom's funeral) Gordon was diagnosed with shingles. He struggled for a long time with pain and tried a number of different medications for relief. In late November, his legs and feet started to go numb - he said they felt like they were shot full of Novocaine! By early December, he needed to use a walker to get around. A lower back MRI showed no problems, so the thought was the newest medication for shingles was causing weakness in his legs. On December 12, he fell twice. The first time, Jon Kinn was able to help him. When he fell that evening, I wasn't able to help him. Luckily, we have two strong guys living in the basement! Drew and Lukas helped get him to our bed. I called Dr. McCullough and he came for a third house call that week. We decided it was time to investigate the problem a bit more. Gordon was admitted to Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay that evening. The next morning, a full spine MRI showed a lesion on his mid-back. The neurologist at BVH felt it was best to send us on to OSU Medical Center. After waiting a day for a bed to open up, he was transported to Columbus by ambulance. A biopsy showed that the lesion cells were cancerous. A bone biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of multiple myeloma. That diagnosis began our new journey of living with cancer. 

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