Friday, March 20, 2009

Time flies when...

Oh my heck! I cannot believe how many days have flown by since I was last here.
Since then my hubster has been in the hospital for a lung biopsy, and it took longer than we had hoped for him to recuperate enough for us to be released from the hospital. But we are home now and he is resting a little more comfortably.
He has been diagnosed with Interstitial Lung Disease; which does not have a good prognosis. Every job he has ever had in his whole life has been hazardous to his lungs. He has been a farm hand from small boy til he went into the army, done asbestos abatement and worked with asbestos brakeshoes; hauled coal; hauled cement; and he smoked.

This man is a workaholic; it is all he has ever known his whole life, and now this disease has taken him down in the last year to the point that he is out of breath just getting dressed in the morning.
We are currently waiting on the pathology report which MAY help direct the Dr. to a treatment, but at this time the only treatments that we have heard is steroid doses and oxygen. Since he has been on several rounds of steroids in the last year, we already know that all it does is give a temporary false sense of "I can conquer the world" feeling. He is now on oxygen 24/7 for the next 2 weeks til the post surgery checkup. The Dr's have already told him that he qualifies for disability.
My hubster is holding out hope that he will be able to return to work after he is done healing from surgery...PLEASE PRAY FOR HIM !!


KayzKreationz said...

Glad you got home safely. Here's hoping you get some good news when the pathology report comes back, so at least the Dr.'s know how to treat him. Here's to hoping he can go back to work, at least a little, after it is all said and done. Perhaps, if not, he can get or renew a hobby so he can open his own Etsy shop? :) Here's thinking good thoughts for you both.

Sinclair said...

I will certainly remember you both in my prayers. I will hope for good news!

Aunt Cindy said...

Keeping you & your hubby in my prayers.