by sambsranch 27 Aug 2009

I haven't been able to do much of anything as My Husband has been going threw a lot of test! and is headed for the first of three surgeries this coming Monday 31st...


1st. they r taking out a tumor mass the size of a softball that is growing in and threw to the out side of his right adrenal gland... The Dr's said with his size "Big Teddy bear" the surgery is going to be harder on him...

2nd. surgery a little later will be back surgery "again!" With everything going on his back went out and need surgery on L5-S1 again... But this time it will be in the left side... The Dr said the nerve is being compressed, he has pain all the way down to his foot... He can't sleep can't stand or walk anymore from all the pain and the Dr's have put him in a wheelchair, now I have to push him around for all his appt's... I don't know how I will be able to keep this all up as I have a bad back as well! I hear Tall people r prone to bad backs!!!

3rd. He will need surgery to take out his gallbladder as it is not working right, when he eats some foods it puts him in a lot of pain... He has had 2 attacks already and the Dr's said if he has another, he is to go to ER and have ER-Surgery right away!
With all this going on... He has lost over 60 pounds in 6 months! If he loses any more I told the Dr's I will have to tie a rock to him to keep him from blowing away in the wind... He can't afford to loose much more as he only weight about 60 lbs more then me and I'm not a heavy person... I feel like I'm going out of my head trying to keep everthing straite- too mant Dr's too many appts, I feel like I'm going crazy!!! I hope to get back as soon as the dust settles...
Any way! that's my storie... Wish us luck... We need it!!!

Love to all,
Sam worried and in despair!!

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by my3ivon 01 Sep 2009

Love, thought & prayers on their way xxx stay strong xxxx

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by sissibrode 31 Aug 2009

I'm sorry to hear that you live, you too, a terrible ordeal. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
KEEP HOPE !!!

Love and hugs
Sissi

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by cinderoak 31 Aug 2009

Praying dear one.

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by mmgreyhounds 28 Aug 2009

I am praying for a speedy recovery and that God give you the strength to help him through this.

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by read180 28 Aug 2009

Sam: I am putting you and your husband on my prayer list along with a big Hug and an angel to watch over you. breathe deeply and take one surgery at a time. I know that it is not easy to do. Put your trust in God and the prayers of your cute family. Blessings my dear cute!
Cindy B

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by gerryvb 28 Aug 2009

hugs and prayers are coming your way!

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by marthie 28 Aug 2009

Sam please do not despair. I know it is easier said than done. Try very hard 2 put mind over matter. It really works. Will tell u more about it in Personal at a later stage. Pray and trust in God. You and hubby r in our prayers.

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by jacquipaul 28 Aug 2009

Will keep you and your DH in my prayers. It will keep you busy with all of this activity, but just think of us often.
Love,
Jacqueline

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by colonies1 28 Aug 2009

my prayers are with you Hugs, Joyce

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by modo 28 Aug 2009

my prayers are with you

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by pennifold 28 Aug 2009

Hi Sam you and your hubby are in my prayers and thoughts. God bless you.

Love and blessings Chris

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by camylow 28 Aug 2009

You know its times like these that our marriages are really tested....You are his rock right now and be sure you take care of yourself also...Get a really big calender to write everything down on when you first make an appointment, any thing that seems out of wack, bad days and what may have caused them...good days and what you did...all that info will be very valuable some point further on...also keep an account of his diet and how it affected him that day...that will help you to remember what he does take in okmor what makes his pain and all worse....May the LORD guide you and carry you through this time and know you can rely on any of us for a shoulder and strength...deanna

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by harmzen 28 Aug 2009

Dear Sam, may you always feel the warmth of God's breath on you in this trying times. Take one minute at a time and know that you are in our prayers. Best to you and your husband. Elize

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by manami 28 Aug 2009

Dear Sam, It must be very hard time for you and your husband. I know how is to feel worried and in despair, you can't see anything good, just like you are alone in a dark day. But you are not never alone, always there is someone that is thinking of you.
I'm sending you my prayers and thoughts.
Love,
Yoriko

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by ksgram1 27 Aug 2009

Sam, I am so sorry that your husband and you are going through such a nightmare right now. My hubby has been through eleven surgeries in the past nine years so I understand what you are going through. Bill had lost 50 lbs.,developed bone death in his right hip, had staph infection and went into emergency surgery with a bloodcount of 4.6. My point is that "With God all things ARE possible." Just try to take it a day at a time, or even hour to hour. And remember to do some little something for yourself each day. It really helps when you're the caregiver. Be assured of my prayers and very best wishes. I'm here if you need someone to talk to. Hugs.~ Marjorie

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by ruthie 27 Aug 2009

Sam sweetie, what a trying time you and your husband are having, my heartfelt thoughts and prayers for both of you. I hope all goes well during his surgeries, and that he will be able to live a healthy life from then on. As for you beautiful lady, the best thing is for you to take some deep breaths and just take one step at a time - easy for me to say, but difficult for you to do, I know! Try to find some time for yourself each day, and do whatever relaxes you, and just enjoy. Go outside every day and just enjoy being with nature, and remember the God that made all the trees and flowers is the same God that is watching over you and your husband at this time. And just remember too, you have a lot of friends here at Cute, and we're all here for you sweetie, much love and hugs.

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by caydebug 27 Aug 2009

Sam, I can see your worries. Please know that I am praying for you and your husband. May God bless you and keep you but most of all, hold you.

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by shirlener88 27 Aug 2009

Sam, it is no wonder that you are worried and in despair - these are very difficult times for you right now - but God never said it would be easy - he said it would be worth it. There has to be something in this - for each of you. The hard times that we go through make us stronger - if nothing else in our belief - stop and pray - we will pray for you, as well. *4u

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by marietta 27 Aug 2009

Hi Sam, thinking of you, and praying for you and your husband. Keep the sunny side up, no matter how hard it seems now, soon you will see that things cannot just go badly all the time, and sooner or later things must change for the better. It looks a high mountain you are climbing, but remember the saying, every cloud has a silver lining. We must just be strong. Keep the sunny side up. Hugs to you, and God bless. Marietta

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by lbrow 27 Aug 2009

My dear Sam I know the feeling of being totally over whelmed with it all. My husband has a mobility scooter to get around and cannot stay o his feet long enough to take a shower. The pain is something we have to deal with daily. He spends more time in his recliner & bed thatn anything. I will put you & your husband on my prayer list. I have seen what prayer can do first hand. Do you not have any relief help from anyone? You cannot let yourself get down too. I hope he will be better soon. Lillian

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ksgram1 by ksgram1 27 Aug 2009

Lillian, Your husband and you shall also be in my prayers. Seems that alot of us are in the same boat together. Please give eachother a hug for me. I truely care. May God bless.*** ~ Marjorie

lbrow by lbrow 01 Sep 2009

Thank u Marjorie

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by iris2006 27 Aug 2009

Sam, this must be a very hard time for you and your husband. Please take one step at a time and don't forget to look after yourself with somuch going on. You and your husband will be in my thoughts. Wish you alle the best.

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by suzettebritz 27 Aug 2009

That must be very hard on you! As far as nr 2 is concerned, my husband could all of a sudden also not walk, sit, shower or anything - undescribable pain (LOTS of painkillers for 1 week!) 1 Doctor wanted to operate. It turned out that he damaged the "sciatic"(?spelling) nerve which caused his foot to go numb. Please google this nerve, look at pictures, you will be surprised! Could be the same with your husband! IF it is that, no operation necesary! Comes right over time, but takes long!

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by jrob Moderator 27 Aug 2009

Sam, I know that you must be worried beyond belief. Just take it a day, or hour or minute at a time if that is all that you can bear. Go buy yourself a day planner to help with the scheduling and carry it everywhere you go. A blank notebook works just as well, you just have to fill in the date and times. Hopefully, this is a time that will just make all of us stop and be thankful for what we DO have. I'm adding you to my prayer list, if you don't mind.;)

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by meganne 27 Aug 2009

Oh Dear Sam, I do pray your DH will come through his surgeries with flying colours. I will be praying for him every step of the way.

It isn't easy once you get on the medi-go-round, but you just have to do the best you can, trust in the Lord and the medical team and try not to worry.
I know it's easier said than done, but worrying will only sap your energy and rob you of precious sleep and you are going to need all of both to get you through the next vital weeks.

Please take good care of yourself and take some extra multi-vitamins to give you an added boost and help you stay well yourself.

I'm sending Angels to watch over you both.
Hugs n much love, Meganne

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by sewmom 27 Aug 2009

It sounds like it is going to be a hard time for you. You will get through this but you need to try to see the light at the end of the tunnel, the hopefully pain free life your husband will have when he is done with his surgeries. My husband went through neck surgery after extreme pain last year and it is so much better now. I hope your husband gets the same results.

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