Friday, July 17, 2009


I saw my oncologist on Tuesday. She said the CT Scan showed the turmors in my lungs and lymphnodes were still growing even with Chemo. She has decided to take me off Chemo for 6 weeks to give my body a chance to recover from the drugs. She then wants to do another test to see how fast the tumors are growing. We will then possibly start radiation on a huge lymphnode in my neck to try and shrink it. We will also talk about more Chemo then. She said we are going to see if the Chemo side effects are worth it and we are now just trying to make me comfortable for as long as we can. Not a very fun or uplifting visit. Please continue to pray for my family and myself. My current goal is to still have a good quality of life at Christmas. I love all you guys and sure miss all of you. HC.

Saturday, July 11, 2009


Well here is the latest... 2 days ago I was having a decent day. I did some stuff around the house and took care of some overdue paperwork, etc. That evening I was relaxing and looking forward to a great rest of the day. And then God put the hammer down on me BIG TIME!! Kayla came out of her room and said she smelled smoke. About 5 seconds later, smoke started pouring out of all the AC vents. I looked into the basement and all I could see was smoke. Timmy and I ran downstairs and guess what? An extension cord had shorted out and the twins bed was a ball of fire. We were able to get ahold of it and drag it outside. Luckily that was the only thing on fire. I have serious trouble with the stairs and also with smoke. It took about 2 hours for the smoke to clear out enough to really see across the basement and I had to stay down there to make sure nothing else was burning. So... due to smoke, fire, the stairs, stress and a God with a poor sense of humor, I have been having severe pain in my chest and have just been laying down trying to recover from the excitement. I go see the Doctor on Tuesday to get the results of my latest CT scan. I will post someting when I get home about the results. So next time you think you are having a bad day, just think about my family and the fun we have daily. But on the plus side, my penis still as not fallen off...............yet. Love you guys. HC.

Monday, July 6, 2009

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Sorry I have not written in so long. I have been feeling very weak lately and my pain level has severly increased in my chest and throat area. I have only been sleeping a couple hours a day from this and am feeling very depressed from it. I cant go more than about 15 steps without setting down and resting. Our 4th of July was pretty bad because of money. We just got a notice from our insurance company that I have reached the "donut hole part" of my prescription coverage and we are now totaly responsible for 100% of all coverage for the next 4452.00 of my script coverage. My main pain medication is going to cost me almost $900.00 per month. If anybody has any idea what to do please let us know. Sorry for the depressing blog but I dont know where to turn. We have applied to every organization we ave been referred to without any positive results. Social Security said they may be able to help but it will take 6 - 12 months for an initial decision. Sorry for venting to you all. I love you all. Please take care of yourselves. HC.