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Matt and I are not ones to ask for help, As most know Matt has been having back issues since September. We have had to fight the insurance company to get things done. The insurance kept denying the MRI to be done. We paid out of pocket for him to get the MRI which wasn’t cheap. And we have found out that it wasn’t a bone spur or a disc he has a large mass pressing on his spine. They admitted him to the hospital and went to do emergency surgery because it is affecting his walking. Anyone that knows Matt knows he has always worked and he worked the last few months in severe pain. And now he is going to be unable to work for a while we can get short-term disability but it is only 65% of his income. And he is the only provider in the home and has been for the past couple of years. He would do anything for anyone that needed help. Now he needs yours. He is worried we are going to lose everything again like in 2009 when the building industry went down. If you can’t help please say a prayer. We thank you all and love you all. Update on Matthew Saunders the tumor on his spine is an inch wide and 12 in Long; he will go into surgery Friday; the surgery is going to take 10 to 12 hours and then they’ll do a biopsy depending on the results of it he may have to do 4 weeks of radiation so please keep us in your prayers and thoughts this is very very hard They didn’t find any other tumors in his body Thank God….

  1. Matt is home. He is still struggling to walk he will be on a walker for awhile. This is probably the hardest thing he has ever done. We still don’t have results on biopsy which makes things harder. Just keep praying. We have finished radiation Matt goes tomorrow to see an oncologist about an immunotherapy clinical trial and chemo getting those set up.  Matthew Saunders the tumor on his spine is an inch wide and 12 in Long he will go into surgery Friday the surgery is going to take 10 to 12 hours and then they’ll do a biopsy depending on the results of it he may have to do 4 weeks of radiation so please keep us in your prayers and thoughts this is very very hard They didn’t find any other tumors in his body Thank God….

We have finished radiation Matt goes tomorrow to see oncologist about immunotherapy clinical trial. And chemo getting those set up.  We Start chemo and immunotherapy on March 23. He will get 2 rounds of chemo with the immunotherapy than 12 weeks of immunotherapy every 3 weeks on Thursday. He is doing good other than he has pretty much lost his voice side effects of radiation. And he is still struggling with right side of his body. Still having issues walking. We are keeping faith and hope that this will be a cure/ or at least remission. Just keep the prayers going. God has got this…April 13th is next chemo/ immunotherapy treatment. He may or may not have any more treatment after that. Depends on how well what they give him seems to work. He is still struggling to walk, some days are better than others. He is really struggling right now with being positive and what the outcome has to say. His WBC is extremely low which puts him at high risk of infections. Continue prayers, and if you can do anything to help us during this time we greatly appreciate it. We never dreamed this would be where we are at this age. Love to all God Bless those that have helped. And those who are praying…….

Drip, Drip, Drip: A Poem About Cancer

Published on: April 17, 2023

Ivannia Soto

Every three weeks I experience the “drip, drip, drip” of cancer treatment

chemotherapy drip

Drip, drip, drip,

Every three weeks, they poke me.

The red liquid going through plastic and into a tube,

“Your platelets are OK to continue.”

Drip, drip, drip.

Then, I’m down for three to five days.

Nausea, fatigue or both.

Trying to keep up with my work, my life,

the days go by while I rest in bed.

Something that I’m not used to.

Something that I’m getting used to.

Something that I have to get used to.

The drip, drip, drip,

is targeting and destroying what doesn’t need to be in my body.

What shouldn’t be there to begin with.

ATM, that f****** little genetic mutation

is not going to destroy me.

Two more weeks before my next

drip, drip, drip.

Two weeks of feeling like a rock star,

Like I could do and be anything.

Making plans as if I’m normal again,

but I’m not because of the

drip, drip, drip.

I’m getting used to walking slower,

getting things done in two weeks.

Doing less,

but definitely not being less.

The drip, drip, drip won’t take that from me

Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.

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