A Husband’s View (part 7)

A Husband’s View (part 7) And here we go again. Anxiety, yet excitement can only describe the next to last chemo session. We are at number five on the morning of August 4th when we yet again make that journey to the clinic for Michelle to be hooked up to all these IV’s to receive these nasty, yet necessary medications that will continue to kick her cancer’s ass! I just said a bad word, didn’t…

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A Husband’s View (part 6)

A Husband’s View (part 6) Michelle is now halfway through the scheduled amount of chemo sessions. She is already growing tired of these drugs that have begun to weaken her, both mentally and physically. However, this feeling worn down received a bit of excitement shortly after the third chemo treatment. Michelle was doing a self exam on her breast when I suddenly heard Michelle cry out, “baby, come quick.” Well, as you can imagine, I…

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A Husband’s View (Part 5)

A Husband’s View (Part 5)   Six Chemo treatments. Six! That is how many Michelle would have to endure before her body could get a real break. I mean, Michelle did get a reprieve from the effects of chemo usually beginning the Sunday after each Monday morning chemo treatment. But we always knew it would only last a week or so before the whole cycle again. Believe it or not, by about the third chemo…

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A Husband’s View (Part 4)

A Husband’s View (Part 4)   After returning home from the first morning of chemo, Michelle rested most of that afternoon. You really have no idea what your body has in store for you, especially after your first chemo treatment. So as a patient you tend to be a little nervous as the hours slowly pass after going home. As Michelle’s husband, I began to do what would become habit. I would check on her…

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A Husband’s View (Part 3)

A Husband’s View (Part 3)   Fast forward to the morning of May 12, 2014. We have had several days to try and mentally prepare for this day. But how do you prepare yourselves for the thought of basically having poison pumped into your wife’s body through an IV. Granted, this so-called poison named chemo was meant to help eliminate cancer from her body. Still, you just have no idea how a person’s body is…

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A Husband’s View (part 2)

A Husband’s View (part 2) That weekend following Michelle’s breast biopsy proved to be anything but a time for rest. Most of this time was spent either still in shock, or just plain anger. I mean how could this be even happening to us? Aren’t we good people? Surely this is just some nightmare that I have not awaken from! But of course it was not. What made those two days even more restless was…

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A Husband’s View

A Husband’s View This story is being told from a husband’s view. It was the morning of April 10, 2014. I am sitting nervously in the lobby of the doctor’s office, My wife, Michelle was in having a mammogram. We had been made aware of a suspicious lump in Michelle’s left breast during a routine examination at a clinic. Almost as if I already knew the outcome of the mammogram, I fumbled around with my…

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