Yesterday, September 10th, started our journey. We arrived at the hospital to have Ken’s port installed. There were laughs among the worries though. Great staff, great doctors and excellent communication. Ken’s Surgeon came out to talk to me right after he had closed Ken up, unfortunately Kne’s cancer was so bad he couldn’t put the port where he wanted too and instead had to put it in his neck through his jugular vein. Dr. S tried 5 different times to put the port in but was stopped every time by a new blockage of the cancer. The oncologist Dr B, came out to visit with me right after the surgery as well to let me know that the cancer had gotten worse just in the few days since the PET scan and Ken needed chemo now and not later. The chemo she needed to start is highly aggressive to stop the spread as quick as possible. Again, not news anyone wants to hear and downright scary. Through all of this Ken keeps telling me, “I’m here for you and I love you”. I keep telling him it’s supposed to be the other way around. What a guy, he makes me smile.
Today, September 11, this is our first day of chemo, my Mom, Nancy is here with us at the hospital keeping us company. Ken will be blogging about his experiences from his point of view, this is going to be from mine and the kids’ view of what’s happening to him. We were told that Ken will have chemo tomorrow as well. He will have 8 total treatments every 21 days...so here starts our journey. My thoughts and prayers are with any family that has or is going through this. I cried at the pharmacy yesterday when I was told there was no charge for the 7 prescriptions I had to get for Ken, why? Because we had already maxed out our out of pocket...terrible reason to cry but I was overwhelmed. I will do my best to keep posting on here. Keep Ken in your thoughts and prayers as well as all other families that are going through this. It’s definitey been a learning experience and yes really overwhelming.
We we have been blessed though, we have wonderful support from family and friends. Helping us balance the kids and work and we couldn’t do it without them.
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