Nick Hensley Nick Hensley cancer sucks

First post: Apr 19, 2019 Latest post: Sep 12, 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 March 8th Nick went to the Emergency room after being sent from the walk in for pain that was so unbearable he had to seek help. At about 3:30 I went to sit with him to keep him company. When I walked into the room that was across the hall and down from where I found out my Father had lung cancer that would consume his life 19 days later. Nick said as soon as I walked in they are going to take me for a biopsy I am scared. They think I may have cancer. So we sat there in silence for what seemed like an Eternity for the ER doc to return and say I am sorry but we wont be doing the biopsy today but make sure you get it done in the next 3 days. Now I don't know why they wouldn't just keep him over night and do it as soon as they could. I went home and read all the symptoms and I knew he had it and I knew he was in the last stage, but I got every lecture imaginable so I didn't say a word. Between insurance and oncology office he got his bone biopsy on March 15th. The biopsy Dr came back and told me that since his hip bone was broken that it would be more accurate testing because it was. I knew even more so that this was a bad sign. Due to the lectures followed by more I kept silent again. We went home and struggled to get an appointment and had to get on to he front desk, as well as an office manager, because they scheduled his apt for like mid April. I said I know its bad his hip bone is broken, what would you do if it was your family shouldn't we know as soon as possible so we can get started. She called back and moved his apt up to March 25th that was the day that would start what feels like a nightmare. Multiple Myeloma he says stage 3 he says that's the last stage of this cancer he says. I had read the average prognosis of someone with this cancer and it wasn't good. Again wait for Myeloma Institute in Little Rock to call he says. He already had one fractured vertebrae and 2 spots on his anterior pubic bone according to the ER doc and the Oncologist showed us a CT with what is now a 9.5 cm lesion on his left hip. So Again I feel helpless like if we don't get him there we will be in trouble. I called every day after a week to  see if they got it approved and finally they did say your Apt is on April 15th at 8 am this is just a work up to see where every thing is. I met his great uncle 2 days before we left to find out he is a nearly 17 year survivor so that gave me hope. Monday we check in for his appointment a volunteer takes us down to drop nick to get his labs drawn while he takes me to get Nicks meds and show me where future testing sites are and what Ill need to do to get him there as like a quick run down of what he needs to do then return get Nick and get on our way to the first test bone marrow biopsy. They let me back with him. It looked so painful and he agreed. we went to the recovery area were we were supposed to wait for a short period before being able to leave where I got the phone call to go saying Labs are off get to infusion lab now for fluids we will prob be admitting. Now we haven't left the hospital yet. I have seen his pet scans and its awful, but the oncologist seems optimistic so here we are fighting before we even have a real prognosis. I want everyone to know that this is very serious if he coughs hard or sneezes he could hurt himself even worse, but we are praying and fighting and we are just going to keep on fighting and I will try to keep everyone updated as much as possible on here. 
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