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Husband fighting last stage of cancer..
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Curtis Honaker, 34, my husband of 12 years, and father of 4 young boys, all under the age of 10, was given the devastating diagnoses of Multiple Myeloma stage III this past April 2012. This is a blood cancer of the plasma cells that attacks the bone ...
Curtis Honaker, 34, my husband of 12 years, and father of 4 young boys, all under the age of 10, was given the devastating diagnoses of Multiple Myeloma stage III this past April 2012. This is a blood cancer of the plasma cells that attacks the bone marrow, blood, and bones, that can involve some of the major organs. He had 95% plasma cancer cells in the blood. He has several lytic lesions (like holes in the bone) throughout his body from the cancer and has been told he has the rare aggressive form of Multiple Myeloma.His rare aggressive form of multiple myeloma is called deletion 13 chromosome. He also has a tumor amongst many lytic lesions on the bone on the top of his shoulder that the ortho oncologists are watching. His shoulder is frozen and causes him a great deal of pain. He gets gout in his feet amongst a many other pain from the cancer. It is an incurable, terminal illness, but we are believing that God will place his hand in this situation and allow his will to be done. I am updating this because a lot has happened since April 2012. I have made a couple comments, but I don't believe everyone is seeing them. In May, we began the treatments of chemo called Velcade combined with the steroid dexamethasone. My husband chose not to have a line placed, so he had an Iv twice a week. We done this 4 rounds, which ended up being 16 treatments of chemotherapy. We took a month break and the docs felt Curtis was ready to go in for his stem cell transplant. So in Sept, Sept 12th to be exact, we had his stem cell transplant, called an autogolous transplant (receiving his own stem cells). The stem cell was very rough on him and he came very close to death at this point, and got what they call, rot gut....we were in Morgantown and away from our kids for 56 days. This was extremely hard being that right before my husband was diagnosed, our third son was very ill and in the hospital for 4 1/2 months and I lived in the same hospital for 4 1/2 months without seeing my other 3 kids. (When my son and I finally came home was when my husband began to have symptoms we knew was just not right). After the stem cell, we had a follow-up bone marrow post 1 month and to our great glory to God, Curtis was in remission. This was amazing considering when we found out, he was 95% plasma cancer cells, end stage and given 4-6 month category. This is now January 20th, he was admitted on April 30th, taken out of work on April 24th, and diagnosed on May 3rd 2012, our youngest, 4th birthday. He is already over 8 months since diagnoses and still in remission. It has not been easy and we went 7 months without income, we did finally get his SSA in November, with no back pay. Now we found out Friday that he loses insurance the 1st of February 2013. He won't be able to get medicare for 2 years from the day he was approved for SSA. This is a devastating cancer, devastating news and hard on anyone. We just ask that if God lays it on your heart to give, than it is received with love and used for medications, medical bills, and needs. Anyone who has been through this or anything similar, knows it is expensive and very hard.
If you do not have paypal or would like to donate through mail, etc. please feel free to message me or email me at
miranda_honaker@yahoo.com. Thanks.
With love and appreciation
The Honaker's
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