Another Update on Jess

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by SueZQ, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. SueZQ


    Feb 24, 2012
    Well I have tried starting this thread for a week now, I just haven't been able to finish. I could really use the support you guys and gals provide. Jessy's cancer has gone into her spine and the radiation started on that last Tuesday, the same day she got the last dose of whole head radiation. Unfortunately the cancer has spread to the lining of her brain. There is nothing they can do for that. They will continue to treat it as it lands in other parts of the body, as per her choice, and they are going to try a radical chemo that requires injection directly to the brain, it will only buy a little time, if it works. It's pretty new and from what I understand, has had minor success in trials. As far as the timeline, the Oncologist says maybe two months, the Radiologist is not being as straight with her though. Best case scenario is six months give or take. She remains upbeat and positive and has decided she will do everything she can to fight. I am taking her to meet with the Neurosurgeon tomorrow and then to radiation. Many people have pulled together and have done some really great things, bringing meals over, helping with the kids after school, sending donations and putting together a benefit for her. We are all grateful for everything.
    I just need an outlet and some kind words from my "family" here, I need to be strong and upbeat for and around her, and all of your good energy can help me to be that for her. Sorry for the rambling, but I haven't been thinking straight this last week.
  2. Lycosa


    Aug 24, 2007
    hoo boy.
    Stay strong, you guys!
  3. PeterPHWS


    Dec 31, 2005
    Prayers and smoke sent. This will be a very difficult time.

    The love you share now though will be very special. Make the most of every moment.:thumbup:
  4. nerv102


    Jan 3, 2007
    Stay strong and keep faith..its not over til its over. And I will keep praying for you and Jess.
  5. .357gus

    .357gus Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Sorry to hear that. Prayers sent.
    God Bless,
  6. Garth Reckner

    Garth Reckner Moderator Moderator

    Dec 13, 2004
    Prayers are inbound. Like stated above nothing is over til its over. I believe miracles happen and I will be praying for one here. Stay strong for her and be as positive and upbeat as possible. It really is admirable that she is fighting this thing all the way. May God bless you and your entire family in this trying time.

    If you ever need somebody to talk to or just listen for awhile you know how to reach me.

  7. dadams


    Sep 18, 2013
    So sorry to hear this definitely sending a prayer your way.
  8. tbdoc4kids


    Apr 24, 2012
    Sorry to hear what is happening, but never give up! Prayers and positive thoughts still coming your way.
  9. Tjc591


    Aug 7, 2011
    You are both incredibly strong people - hang in there, keep up the fight. Prayers your way.
  10. David Brown

    David Brown Kydex Sheath and Holster Artist :) Moderator

    Jun 4, 2001
    We will keep praying for all of you.
    Hang in there my friend.
  11. UDDwaine


    Apr 8, 2007
    Stay strong. I went through months of this last year and this year with my wife, so I know how horrible this disease really is. Just know that being by her side through this is giving her the comfort and strength that she needs right now.
  12. Busto

    Busto KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 26, 2011
    Stay Strong Look Towards the Heavens....Smoke and Prayers inbound...
  13. Mrs. Major Kong

    Mrs. Major Kong

    Jun 19, 2012
    Cancer sucks.

    Prayers for you, Jess, and families. Prayers for healing, peace, strength and love.
  14. Lora7


    Aug 4, 2010
    Prayers sent, stay strong!
  15. thatmguy


    Mar 26, 2000
    Prayers and hugs to all.

    Yes, cancer sucks.

    Support research to help find a cure...
  16. DanR217

    DanR217 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 6, 2010
    Stay strong, she needs you to be strong for her now more than ever.

    I wish cancer was a person so I could find it and tell/show it what I think about it... I try not to hate, but it's really hard sometimes. If a problem can't be solved with violence or the threat of, I'm usually not much help, but I will do everything I can to help you and her family.

    I saw the link you posted to the donations page on your sig line and as soon as my VA disability comes on the first I'm going to help out a little. I'm not close with any of my family and it really hits me hard to see this happen, you obviously care so much for her.
  17. SueZQ


    Feb 24, 2012
    Thank you everyone! Jessy had an appointment with Dr. Dannish today, the neurologist. He is on board with Dr. Ronnen as far as the port directly into the brain. Jessy has decided to go forward with this course of chemo, it is the last type of chemo she can try. Dr. R wants her to finish this course of radiation before the surgery for the port is done. The last radiation on the spine will be on Tuesday, so sometime after that she will have the surgery. The spinal taps are an option, but not what Jessy wants, so port it is. This course of treatment, if at all beneficial, will be 2x a week forever. If it is not helping, she will discontinue it and nothing further can be done. *forever in this case is relative. We had a good day together in spite of everything. Many good conversations, some light, some deep. She continues to have an amazing outlook and is a real inspiration and hero in my eyes.
    You all have been so great and I can not begin to express my gratitude for ALL of the kind words, prayers, smoke and strength you have all given to me.
  18. SueZQ


    Feb 24, 2012
    Dan, I wish it were a person also so I could have you kick the carp out of it!
  19. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    Prayers sent for you, Jess, and your families
  20. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    Smoke and prayers -- I hate reading things like this, but I am glad you can share it here.
    I sincerely hope that the new treatment works better than hoped for and when her time comes it is as painless as possible.

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