Thursday, April 30, 2009

Diagnosis.

Thanks to all of you who lifted up a prayer this last night or morning. While sitting in the waiting room after David went back, I was nervous- couldn't concentrate on the book I had brought to pass the time, couldn't even pay attention to Regis & Kelly on the television. I wanted answers. I needed to see "my baby" again.

After the procedure David's doctor called me back and explained what he found. I was praying it wouldn't be colon cancer- I wouldn't have been prepared to hear that my 25 seemingly in amazing health by his great shape year old husband has cancer. The doctor informed me that David has Ulcerative Colitis. Although this isn't great news, I am thankful that it wasn't cancer. By that time I still hadn't seen David since he went back. (why do doctor's offices do that? all I wanted to do was sit by him and hold his hand--I know he's an adult and didn't "need" me but still- can you imagine how it will be when we have children?!)

Speaking of children, there is a possibility that it will be passed on, but we have many things to get through before we worry about that. From 25% to almost 50% of ulcerative colitis patients have to have surgery their colon removed, but I can also be thankful that we are not at that point right now.

We (meaning as in he) has some medicine to try- I went to fill the prescription and it is $100 for a one month supply! Of ONE medication! That is WITH insurance--Government insurance at that(aka really good). I couldn't imagine facing the almost $400 monthly prescription without insurance.

22 comments:

Jon and Steph said...

Wow.... well what a relief that it is not cancer or something life threatening! Thanks God.

and I cannot believe how much that medication is! Oh my goodness!

Still praying for you guys. I hope your husband feels better soon!!

Jenny.Lee said...

I'm glad you have finally have your answers. Thank God it's not cancer! You and your hubs will still be in my prayers!

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

It's always scary when you don't know what's going on. I'm glad you were able to get some answers today. Prayers!

brooke said...

so glad to hear that it is not cancer...and glad that you have an answer...not know is the worst. still praying!!

Kat said...

SO GLAD to hear it wasn't cancer. Whew!
Pharmecutical companies are devilish. My mom's cancer meds are about $6000 a month but thankfully she had insurance that kicks in a great deal.

Patrice said...

So glad to hear it wasn't bad news like Cancer! I hope he starts feeling better very soon! Thanks for updating us! I'll continue praying for you! :)

THE Stephanie said...

So glad to hear this. I'll keep praying for peace and healing!

The Pink Potpourri said...

what a praise its not cancer! we'll still be praying for him during this time.

Lindsey said...

Such a reflief it's not cancer, but still praying for you guys!!!

Gwen said...

Thank the Lord that it's not cancer but I'm still praying for you both! XOXO

Lucky in Love said...

Thank goodness it is not cancer...but it sounds like you two are still dealing with quite a bit. Praying for you...

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

praise God it wasn't cancer, but i'm definitely sorry that he has to go through all of this. hubby was diagnosed with uc a few years ago and then his last colonoscopy they ended up saying (long story short=)) that they think he doesn't have it. my aunt has it, my poppop did, and my uncle has chrohns. i understand what he's going through. i'll be praying that it goes into remission fast!

Lis said...

Oh my goodness Megan, I am so sorry you are going through this. I am so glad that it is not cancer and that you at least have an answer and hopefully some great medication that will help. Y'all will still be in my prayers and I hope that he starts feeling better soon!! ((HUGS!!!))

C said...

So glad it's not cancer!! But I'm still praying that he'll have a speedy recovery!!

Sarah said...

oh my gosh girl!! I'm so glad that it's not cancer but I'm so sorry that he's got what he has. And a 100 dollar prescription, sheesh! I know it could be a lot worse and all but I'm really sorry that you guys are having to go through this!! I'll keep you in my prayers!

xoxo sarahbeth said...

I have ulcerative coalitis also - I was diagnosed at 16. If you ever have questions from someone who has been dealing with it for awhile, let me know. I'd love to share! What medications did they put him on?

Employee No. 3699 said...

I'm glad it's not the big C, but I'm sorry to hear he has ulcerative coalitis. I hope they can control it with medication and that he will not have to have surgey. Sending good vibes your way.

xoxo sarahbeth said...

I take lialda and levsin and used to use asacol. Lialda is nice and works really well, and the levsin helps control flare ups during stressful times.

...love Maegan said...

omg well, it's better than cancer. and treatable so ...good. It's good to have results either way.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

So glad you got good news...waiting is the pits...

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"J" said...

I'm sooooo glad it's not cancer!!!!!

Yall will still be in my prayers!!!!!


XOXOXOXOX

Princess Abigail said...

Sorry babes, I didn't realise you had this going on in your life. I'm so glad you gleaned some good news out of a worrisome time in your life. Will be sending heaps of positive vibes for you both.
Alison