Life sure does have its up sides and its down sides. We are traveling a down side right now.
About 4 months ago, Hubby's hips started to hurt. Thought maybe they were out. We are getting old and things slip out of place every once in a while. So he went to a chiropractor. It did not seem to help. So with some encouragement I insisted he go see our family physician. Since Crohn's run in the family, and he was diagnosed with IBS several years back, we thought maybe the IBS turned into Crohn's since he also had some constipating factors that had recently developed.
I had also noticed about this time that he got up at night to go to the bathroom....ummmm.....never before has that happened. First it was once per night, then it was twice and now it like 2-3 times a night.
After a colonoscopy his doctor said "Well you have passed your exam and your colon looks really good. Do not need another one for 10 years now." Hubby said that he was still in pain and if maybe blood tests were in order.
It was almost as if he never even heard hubby as he said, that when a colonoscopy is done due to constipating factors that it usually always fixes it self. Call me in a couple days if you are still feeling poorly.
Well he was not just feeling poorly he was in quite a lot of pain! So when we got home, we got to talking and decided to make an appointment with a Urologist. The appointment was three weeks out. This is also when hubby informed me that he thought maybe his prostate was swollen. I then called a Urologist.
JULY 15th, 2021 General Exam Appointment
Appointment was at 11:30 am. After a brief medical history was given to the doctor, of which he was very attentive to his patient, I stepped out of the room while an examination took place. After about 10 minutes passed I was called back to the exam room. As I walked in the doc darted out, and hubby was just fastening his belt and he looked at me and said, "Well I just lost my man card!" Something about that touched both our funny bones. We had a good laugh before the doctor came back in.
He said the prostate was swollen and he ordered three blood tests. PSA, and two more. This was on a Thursday. We went right over to the lab and he gave his blood.
FRIDAY July 16th, 2021 8 AM CT SCAN and Stomach Injection
My phone rang and it was the doctors assistant. She said that hubby's PSA score came back at 2640. One of the other three blood tests also showed that there was cancer and it spread to his hip bones. Normal is 0-4! I almost fell out of my chair. She said that she wanted him in the office at 7 AM on Monday morning for a biopsy. The doctor will come in an hour early to do the procedure. (Their office opens at 8 AM).
Hubby called me about an hour later and said that doctors assistant called him too, and the doctor wanted him to have a CT scan THAT AFTERNOON! STAT! So they got him in at 2 pm. I had a physical therapy appointment and needed to keep it. Since this was just a test, I did not think I HAD to go with him.
A while later, after the scan, hubby calls me and said doctor wanted to see him in is office RIGHT NOW and so he was headed over there before coming home! This was about 3 pm, and their office had closed at noon.
The doctor spoke with him and said that he did have prostate cancer that had metastasized to his hip bones. He did not believe that it had moved to his spine though. But was going to get some more testing done to make sure. He then gave him a shot with a very long needle in his stomach that pointed in the direction of his prostate. It was to kill the production of testosterone RIGHT NOW. That weekend hubby was in a whole lot of hip pain that the doc promised would get better.
MONDAY July 19th, 2021, 7 AM BIOPSY
Biopsy is done and hubby comes home to rest for the rest of the day. He gets a phone call and they want him to do a Bone Scan on his full body on Wednesday. The doctors assistant told me that "I" needed to go to EVERY SINGLE appointment he has from here on out. Two sets of ears are better than one, she said.
WEDNESDAY July 22nd, 2021 12:15 PM BONE SCAN
We get to the imaging clinic at 12:15 and he has some radio active clear liquid put into a vein. This stuff was made in Seattle and was shipped from Seattle in a black tube with a skull and cross bones on it. We were then free to go eat lunch and do what ever but had to be back there at 3:45 for the actual test that will take 45 Minutes.
THURSDAY July 23rd, 2021
Hubby gets a phone call from the doctors assistant asking him if he heard from the oncology department of the hospital for a couple more tests. So far he has not heard from them. Maybe on Monday he will.
FRIDAY July 24th, 2021
After dinner I have started hubby on a supplement protocol to help fight the cancer.
If YOU are more interested in this, GOOGLE Joe Tippen's Protocol.
1 Tsp of Alkaline SILVER which is a cousin to Colloidal Silver. (3x's day)
(Once a day for the following)
1 Vitamin D3 50 mcg, 2,000 IU
1 Potassium 99mg
1 CBD 600mg (20mg)
This might change as we get further in.
Also the next appointment we are aware of at this time, is on AUGUST 5th with the Oncologist where we will find out treatment options.
Hubby's pain this weekend does seem to be getting better, except he has terrible leg cramps several times a night. plus the 2-3 visits to the bathroom.
I am going to use this blog as a way to document our life path in this. I want to keep track of everything and things have been happening so fast that I can not keep up.
Thank you for listening..........