posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 10:56 AM
I'm not sure if I'm writing this in the right area, or even why I'm writing this really. I guess maybe I just need to vent and maybe get some info
from my ATS family.
But anyways, about a month ago, I started having nosebleeds. They were nothing serious at first, and I just attributed it to
the hot, dry weather. We always have here in Louisiana. But then about 3 weeks ago I started having horrible headaches. Once again, I had to work
quite a bit of hours and could not just call in for a stupid headache, so I took some headache medicine and went along my day as best as I could.
Well, last Saturday, the pain had become unbearable. Aspirin, Ibuprofren, it didnt matter what I took, my head felt like it was going to go Supernova.
I had my wife take me to the ER where they now say I have a mass in my sinus cavity thats as big as my thumb. It took 4 morphine shots, a Vicadin10,
and 2 shots of something called Dextran? I think. To bring the pain under a manageable level. There is actually a more detailed account of all of this
on a blog that my wife started for me if you would like to read more about it. Shes also set up a donations program there. (I know we're in a
recession and all, but I feel there is no shame in asking, and anything at all to help me offset whats sure to be expensive tests and treatments would
be very much appreciated.)
I am going to get transfered to M.D. Anderson Monday morning to start undergoing treatment there. My head is kinda spinning from the suddenness of it
all. A month ago, hell even just a few weeks ago I was feeling just fine and the biggest worry I had on my mind was getting my 4-wheeler running good
so I could take it camping with me when I did finally get some time off. I'm staying strong as I possibly can, for myself and my family. They are
really worried and I don't want them to think that I'm going to give up, not by a longshot. But I felt that I just wanted to ask all of you here at
ATS to remember me in your prayers and your thoughts and to please send as much positive feelings my way as you can. I won't really know any more
details until I talk to the doctors at the cancer hospitol, but any tips, advice, or stories that any of you have that are similiar to my situation
can be shared with me on this thread. I would appreciate it. Thanks. God bless you all ATS.