This journey I try and capture as much as I can as my wife battles cancer in hopes to help someone else that might be fighting cancer as well will have an idea of what to face which include the good and the bad.
I'm writing this from the ER waiting room at the McLaren hospital in Flint, Michigan but let me explain how we got here.
My wife, Kate (aka K8), has been feeling sluggish (no energy) and she has been loosing lots of weight without even trying. Lack of wanting to eat which are all signs she needs to see a doctor so she went to her primary care doctor, Dr Winston on Dec 9th which diagnosed Kate as having a cold and she just needs to fight through it with vitamins and rest.
Kate continued to have the same symptoms so in January we went to Urgent Care thinking her doctor just doesn't know since she didn't take any blood or do any testing. Urgent Care checked Kate over and gave her a vitamin B complex shot which made Kate feel a bit better since she had some energy but that faded after a week and she was back to the way she was previously.
We had a parent from our sons FIRST Robotics team that mentioned she could have Lyme Disease which when looking it up, appeared to possibly be the answer. We were just in Tennessee and she did lead the way down a trail outside our cabin which had spider webs (could of a wolf spider fell down and bite her giving her this Lyme Disease or a tick?)
Kate was having a difficult time standing, having to sit down because she was getting very nauseous and light headed. Horrible migraines which her Primary Care physician prescribed medicine for that which you supposedly have to take as soon as you feel you have a migraine coming on but it usually made her super sleepy. Loss of appetite where she didn’t want to eat anything but Tropical Smoothies for some nutrition. I went to a natural health store and got her some Ginger Shots and some essential oils to help her fight a possible Lyme disease naturally (if it’s even that). Forced her to take vitamins…. Based on one of my friends (rob) recommendation, I bought some Bovin Colustrum and encouraged her to take that since Indians used it to cure many illnesses and in hopes to beat this as well as several other “remedies” but nothing was helping.
Kate was going to make another appointment with her primary care doctor but her supervisor at work suggested Kate go see her primary care doctor, Bridgett Dyson, since everyone at Kate's place of work could clearly see something was wrong with her health wise. They described Kate's skin tone as almost a gray color and everyone was concerned, even the stuck up bitches that caused her so much stress. So Kate figured why not since she wasn't making any headway with her primary care doctor and urgent care.
I told her, if this new doctor says "it’s a cold" we are going to the Emergency Room because I know in my gut it's not a dang cold.
Yesterday Kate went to her appointment with Bridgett Dyson and first site Bridgett had immediate concerns as she confirmed that Kate did not look healthy and immediately ordered three pages worth of blood testing and told Kate if its urgent she will call her that night, otherwise will get with her on Thursday.
Well guess what, we went to bed around 10:15pm and we got a call which appeared to be spam call (no-caller id) but what spam caller leaves a message? Kate listened to the message and it was Bridgett saying she is calling right back and please answer. So Kate answered the second time and Bridgett said, very calmly, that Kate's blood came back with some concerns and that she (the doc) strongly recommends Kate go to the Emergency Room right away (which I overheard since we were both in bed) so before she even got off the phone I’m getting dressed. I rush her to the ER at McLaren in Flint and of course begin the waiting period which is why I was able to write this.
I'll post more as I get it....