By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
Well, we made it to Reno and now we begin the long task of unpacking and settling in. It feels great to be home and Garry loves being back here.
Garry has seen his new general practitioner who says he is doing pretty well considering. We are still waiting on the records to be transferred from Tulsa. We signed a release before we left but it still got tangled in red tape. Garry cannot start chemo again until the records are here. The oncologists in Tulsa swear they should be here by tomorrow, we will see. We have a team of oncologists here just waiting to get started.
Garry had a bit of a relapse on the trip. It was hard on him but he’s now beginning to bounce back since I have him on supplements again. We will also need to get him a PET scan to see if the cyberknife procedure took care of the lung tumor. Then we wait a few months and have the final surgery. Garry will need to stay on chemo until then to keep the cancer at bay.
I am positive there will be a full recovery here but this has taken its toll on my husband. He’s aged quite a bit during all this and it breaks my heart. But he will be with me for a long time and we feel blessed.
The trip was even more expensive than we thought and we still have mounting medical bills. If you want to help Garry out, you can give at GoFundMe. You can donate here. You can also donate on PayPal. My email there is [email protected] or you can use the PayPal link on the upper right side of NoisyRoom.net to get there. If you would like to donate some other way, email me at [email protected] and I’ll send you instructions.
I can’t explain it but we feel much freer being back in Reno. We can see the mountains and deer again. The air and water are clean as well. Things aren’t perfect… that applies anywhere you go. But this is home for us and we practically kissed the ground once we got here. Thank you to all of you who have helped financially and who keep us in your prayers. We could not do this without you and you have literally helped save my husband’s life.