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I am a bereaved mother and wife. I began this blog to help me look for the "good things" in life after my daughter, "Babybear", died in July 2005. Three years later, her daddy, my husband, "Bear", died in November 2008. (You'll find a link to their stories on my blog) And now, as difficult as it is, I continue to look for the good things in my life as I learn my new normal with my pup, "Furrybear", at my side. And the angels on my shoulder...

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Update I Forgot To Post

Corrie was talking about her son's tumor, and it reminded me that I never updated you on my husband's cancer situation.

He had a CT scan a while ago, and everything came back clear. The oncologist and the radiation specialist decided that there is no need for radiation nor chemo at this point. However, he will need to have regular CT scans to ensure that the cancer cells do not return. They feel that it was all localized, as the growth had been in one spot for at least 4 years prior.

After his second surgery in February, he no longer has muscle in his chest. His arms and shoulders were very sore for a while as they were now doing all the work and taking all the impact of movement. He has gotten used to it and due to the physical nature of his job, I think it improved the recovery of strength at a much more rapid pace. I wasn't there, but apparently the oncologist was surprised at how much strength my husband had in his arms at his appointment last week.

The only major downside at this point is that my husband feels a little insecure about the fact that he has no muscles in his chest, exposing his ribs. He also once in a while feels really weird not feeling the muscles moving when he is doing something like lifting or pulling.

I apologize for the lateness of my update, and I would like to thank you all again for your prayers and support.

6 comments:

Jo said...

Oh what great news Ter! That must be weird... no muscle in his chest... I bet it DOES feel weird... and something we could never imagine because it is not "normal" for us. Hmm....kind of like others who don't understand our losses huh??

Big hugs!!!

Mrs. Organic said...

I'm so glad you had good news, waiting for the resuts from those scans can be pretty intense. Congrats on a clean scan!

Colleen said...

Thanks for the update!

Amber said...

That is good news! Thanks for the update.

Sarah C. said...

Hopefully he'll feel "normal" soon and the "weirdness" will be a thing of the past. So happy to hear that he was given good news though! :)

Joc(e) said...

I also hope it won't be long before what he feels now seems normal to him. I had been meaning to ask you how things were going with him and the cancer...sorry I forgot. :-( It's really good to hear he's in the clear for now!