He belongs to a snowmobile club and they got together and gifted us dinner for today.
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
The surgery to remove my cancer, rectum and section of my colon is set for January 4th, 2017.
This is anticipated to be a six hour surgery with two teams working on my. My surgeon, Dr. Whiteford and team will be working on my 'lower end' while his colleague and team work on my 'upper end'.
I will post again as we get closer to the actual surgery date.
Prayers now and throughout all of this are needed and appreciated.
Friday, November 18, 2016
He is hoping to be approved for disability, which would pay him 60% of his salary and cover a portion of his health insurance. The remainder of the bill has to be covered by the family. His coworkers will most likely be donating portions of their accrued leave to keep a paycheck coming until disability is approved. His next check will be only $14 because the paperwork wasn't turned in earlier, not that it could've been.
Since surgery, his pain has decreased tremendously, the healing process is long but the radiation burns have improved dramatically since that treatment ended.
Thank you for your continued prayers and well wishes. They mean the world to Eric.
As a reminder, Eric's GoFundMe page is active, please if you would, share it, this will be tougher than we anticipated on us.
Monday, November 7, 2016
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
I will pick him up around 2 pm tomorrow and take him over to Providence Portland Medical Center where he will be admitted for surgery to place an ileostomy bag. He will also have some other minor procedures done while under anesthesia (for sheer comfort purposes). The anticipated hospital stay is 2-3 days with approximately 2-3 weeks off work after that.
We are in the process of getting medical paperwork filed with his employer that may get some disability money coming in, but we don't know about it yet. Needless to say, Eric is concerned about finances, but we do know that God has provided in the past and He will do so this time.
Thank you all for your words of encouragement and support. They do mean the world to us. Please feel free to share this as well as our Blog (http://ericspeskyrectum.blogspot.com/ ) for those not on Facebook, and our page on FB ( https://www.facebook.com/EricsPeskyRectum )
Monday, October 31, 2016
The pain and bleeding is caused by a tear in wall of my anus that is aggravated by my bowel movements. The best way to end the pain is to end the BMs, I will have surgery on Wednesday to have a colostomy bag installed. Since I would need one after the main surgery anyway, it makes sense to do it early and end the pain. He also plans on giving me a Botox injection to relax the muscles.
Thank you - Eric
Pray for mental and emotional strength.
Pray the team can come up with a valid "Plan B".
There was also discussion during my hospital stay last week of a preemptive surgery that would also delay treatments.