June 6, 1965 – December 8, 2021
On December 8, 2021 we lost Kent. We honor his memory every day.
I had found a lump around my left nipple back around 2015. Since I was still playing a lot of football, I figured it was just a deep bruise. Men are told to check low, not high.
In April 2016 Bonnie forced me to get a biopsy. It came back as Stage II Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, or in layman’s terms Breast Cancer.
Me losing a breast is no big deal, so we had Surgery on May 16 I was 50 1/2 at first diagnosis did Chemo for 6 months Everything appeared that I had beat it!
Bonnie found a lump on self-examination – confirmed by mammo in Dec 18, began chemo 1st in Feb 19. I had also picked up a persistent cough.
While Bonnie was doing her chemo, the oncologist had me do a CT – and it was confirmed that my cancer had returned as metastatic breast cancer stage IV.
Bonnie had chemo until May, and then had surgery in June as a lumpectomy.
She is currently cancer free!
I am now fighting never ending battle of Chemotherapy, trying to stay ahead of my cancer. Between the oral chemo, and now the IV chemo, coupled with Thoracentesis and paracentesis I am exhausted.
Kent passed away on December 8th, 2021.