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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A time for everything

I know that in my heart, "God will bring to judgment both the righteous and the wicked, for there will be a time for every activity, a time for every deed."
Ecc 3:17


We have had a different experience in our lives in our family since Christmas.

As many of you who follow my blog know HH fainted x2 on Christmas Eve.

He refused to go to the emergency room and since we were at a family party there was a lot of commotion  and drama.

He did agree to go to the MD the day after Christmas and the dx of Pernicious Anemia was established and he was referred to a hematologist.

It was very confusing to HH as he has never been sick in our 52 years of marriage.

When we walked into the Cancer Center where the oncologist/hematologist office is his eyes were bigger than saucers.

I had anticipated that and told him that did not mean he has cancer.

A lot of blood work was ordered and plans for a CAT scan of the lungs, upper and lower scopes of the digestive systems were ordered and a referral to a cardiologist was made.
Whoa!!!!!!!

Poor HH was overwhelmed. We discussed, argued and he told me to cancel all of that, he was not going through with it.

I was upset, disgusted and afraid and ready to just give up.

But when you love someone you don't do that.

I cancelled the cardiologist and the appointment with the surgeon and convinced him to have the lung scan.

I could see we would have to take this a little slower.
Being a nurse all those things just fell into place for me.

I never took into consideration how overwhelming it would be to HH.
  
Pernicious Anemia is very serious.

The patient is lacking the Intrinsic Factor in the gastrointestional tract. 

There are several reasons for the loss of that factor.
The reason can only be found on endoscopy.
A tear in the lining of the intestine, ulcer, cancer.
  
HH's mom died of stomach cancer so that makes him high risk.

We will follow up with the hematologist in one week and I ask all my cyberspace friends for prayers that HH and our family will make the right decisions as we navigate this new experience to us.

Very few persons go through life without some type of illness or episode related to health.
We are both 75 and we know age has its wear and tear on us.
A time for everything.
We will continue in God's care.







8 comments:

Vee said...

So glad that you "read" him and realized that it was just too overwhelming. Tick off one thing at a time and I'm sure that he can rise to the challenge. This getting older business is not for wimps. How wonderful that he's had no illness all these years. He's made of tough stuff!

Barbara F. said...

Sending prayers your way. All those appointments and tests would scare anyone. I hope he does do all that is necessary to insure his health is back on track. xo

Elizabethd said...

I know how hard it is for our men to even admit that they need a Dr. My husband has been through so many tests. I so hope and pray that all will be sorted out, maybe slowly, but that the end result will be good.

Rudee said...

Fingers crossed all goes well.

Pondside said...

It sounds like you have been able to help your dear husband move forward a little at a time. I will pray for him and for you and watch for news on his progress.

Anvilcloud said...

I hope you can keep him moving forward on this.

Peg said...

Prayers for all of you, especially HH that he can accept the care that he needs, whatever that might be, and a long life ahead for both of you!

Karin said...

What a beautiful family photo! So sorry to hear of your HHs illness. Trust thing are improving for him by now. Just came around to visit my blogfriends! It's been a while since I've been able to take some time! Blessings to you Peggy!