About Cilicia L.
My husband, Michael, and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary last August. In October, he was out of the country on a business trip and suddenly in incredible back pain. He saw a chiropractor and had some relief, but the pain continued after he returned home. We saw various doctors, a chiropractor, and a massage therapist with some improvement but not much. Finally, in December we went to a back specialist. He ordered an MRI of my husband’s back. The test came back showing lesions on my husband’s spine and sent us to an oncologist. After numerous tests, the oncologist gave us a diagnosis of stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer in January. He immediately began radiation to reduce 2 tumors that were pressing on his spinal column and began hormone repressing therapy. Both have been effective. He began chemotherapy a few weeks ago, and we are hoping to see positive results from this as well. We have to be positive. We love each other and have two wonderful children together who are still growing up.