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Apr 12, 2018
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. I have created it to keep friends and family updated about my beautiful, wonderful and very special Husband. Get started by reading the introduction to our website, My Story.
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Saturday, March 31st, 2012 Tim started not feeling well Saturday afternoon, March 31st, just before Mackenzie's Birthday Party started. Right after he went and picked up pizza and returned home, he started having quite a bit of abdominal pain. He went upstairs to lay down around 6pm. We of course, thought it was a stomach bug as there has been a lot of that going around. So I told him not to come out of the room until he felt better, as to not get the rest of us sick :-) I slept downstairs with all of the little beauties for the slumber party.
Sunday, April 1st, 2012: Once I said goodbye to everyone at 10am, Tim came downstairs. He was only downstairs for a short period of time - just enough to have a glass of water.
I took our little sweethearts to a friend's Birthday Party on Sunday @ 12:30pm... decided I was coming home and making my Husband go to Urgent Care. I hit up a couple of friends at the party to bring the girls home if we weren't back on time. The girls ended up staying with our wonderful neighbors.
Urgent Care did a little pushing around on Tim's stomach and decided we needed to go to the ER....we were leaning to something with his appendix. We had a CT scan once we got checked in at the ER, and the results came back abnormal. They saw a thickening of his Omentum and some fluid around his appendix and liver. We were then admitted to surgery and scheduled for a colonoscopy the next day.
Monday, April 2nd, 2012: The Colonoscopy turned out to be negative for Crohn's or Neoplasm or anything abnormal. It was decided that Tim needed to go to the operating room for exploratory laparoscopy surgery and went in to surgery around 5:30pm. In the operating room it was determined that the primary diagnosis was tumor studding omentum, mesentery and small bowel with secondary peritoneal seedinig of the tumor. The Surgeon advised he was certain it is cancer. Tim tolerated surgery well.
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012: We met with the Surgeon late morning and reviewed the results yet again and what happens next. Tim and I returned home around 1pm on Tuesday.... ahhhhhhh.....
Wednesday, April 4th, 2012: So here we are... we are waiting on the pathology reports. The Dr. said he hopes that we will have preliminary results today. Final pathology results take 5+ business days. Once we have the results we will then know the source of the cancer. Dr. Johnson said what he saw was quite rare and he is not sure what we're dealing with. Once we know, we will then find the BEST Oncologist(s) to help us through this damn mess. We will learn, read, ask questions, meet with as many people as we need to... we will then solidify our plan of attack - and WE WILL KICK THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF THIS EFFING CANCER!!!!!
I will be very diligent and timely with providing updates here...
We will not be playing Super Hero like we tend to do... this time, we cannot do it all... we will need an army of people to help us through this, to stay strong with us, to hold us up from time to time and yes, in very few moments, possibly be the one(s) with us, that needs to be silent and just let us cry.
In the meantime, pray and pray hard, hold on to your faith and never for a moment doubt that we will not win. We are so strong and WE SO GOT THIS!!!! God has handed this to us for a reason and right now, that reason is unknown and hard to embrace... but it will be vividly clear at the end and Tim and I will stand holding hands, watching the sunset with our little princesses... we will smile and at that moment in time, we will know...
Final Diagnoses: PMCA - Peritoneal Carcinomatosis, with Signet Ring Cells, Poorly Differentiated