Monday, June 28, 2010

The Hits Keep On Coming

So much for my "I'm really going to blog this time" post. Whatever.

I can't even remember what I have told you guys and I am far too lazy to go back and check.

Did I mention my new thyroid problem? No? Ok, remember a few years ago, the radioactive iodine treatment I had? No? Well, check the category "thyroid" and come back.

Back? Now my thyroid has stopped functioning. How did I figure this out? The thirty pound weight gain in 4 months had a little something to do with it. Plus my disgusting hair and skin. And my ridiculously long periods. Now we are trying to tweak the synthetic thyroid so I can resemble a human again.

Speaking of ridiculous periods, yes we were speaking of periods, roll with it ok. I went to have that checked to because when I say ridiculous, I mean really freakin out of control, ridiculous. Turns out I have some lovely fibroids and some cysts on my right ovary. My doc recommended an ablation. Know what that is? When they burn, yeah, burn the lining of your uterus. Sounds gross but at least I won't get a period any more.

My daughter's friend just read over my shoulder and would like me to announce that she is now here. You all needed to know that. Now piss off, Ang.

Where were we? Oh yeah, burning my uterus. I'm actually all for it but there is one other thing standing in my way.

The Big Guy has lung cancer. He refused to ask for a stage but when I went to the doctor today because I have a killer sinus infection, I explained everything to him and he said stage three. Big Guy has a tumor in his right bronchus that is blocking his airway by 90%. The cancer is also in his lymph nodes. When we went to the radioation oncologist before getting the lymph node results, I asked what the Guy's odds were. The doc said if it is just a localized tumor with no spreading and no lymph node involvement his chances of survival are 30%. If there was spreading or lymph node involvement the odds go down from there. I didn't bother to ask how much they go down, because they are pretty fucking poor odds so why bother?

I'm pretty much a mess but trying to hang in there. We are trying to keep things normal for the Littles. If you are a praying person, send some up for us, 'kay?


Amy W said...

Adding you guys to our church prayer list...

Let me know if you need anything...

CPA Mom said...

oh honey, you hadn't updated me on the stage or nodes and I hadn't checked in with you yet (bad friend!). Shall I call you tonight? Feel like crying on my shoulder?

Anonymous said...

Oh my God. NOT what I expected to read. I am so, so sorry.

If you need ANYTHING, you call me. I know you have others to turn to but, I am here as well.

Praying for you and your husband and your family. Sending HUGE hugs your way.

Stephanie Snowe said...

Oh sweetheart. I'm so sorry. What do you need? What can I do to help?

Chelle (hanwayink) said...

Oh B, I'm sorry :( Sending tons of good thoughts your family's way..

Beckie said...

I don't know what to say, but I'm still reading.

I'll send some prayers up for you and the fam.

Molly said...

Oh my God I'm so sorry. I never expected to check in with you and hear this! Sending you big hugs and lots of thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry to see you go through this.