Hello, my name is Audrey Baker. The love of my life, for the past 17 yrs, Ryan Kulvicki, was diagnosed with Stage IV Colorectal Cancer with Mets to the liver, in March of 2021. His battle began at the end of 2020 when the symptoms started. It's been a rough 2 years.
Ryan has had nine surgeries so far with his battle. Currently, he is recovering from a serious of unfortunate events. Ryan had a successful recession of his liver on October 7, 2022. He still needs to be tested to make sure they got it all. They ended up having to take his appendix and gallbladder, at the same time. The very aggressive cancer spread further than they originally thought. But the surgeon believes his liver grew back just fine.
Complications began with Ryan going septic a few weeks later. Resulting in him needing two major surgeries that week. He is still recovering from that. Most recently Ryan suffered a major heart attack right after Thanksgiving. They call it "The Widow Maker." He was so lucky to be in the procedure room when he flatlined. They installed a stint. He is still moving slower these days.
Ryan is such a fighter. I can't tell you how hard it's been for me to watch him throughout this long process. What he has concured. But I can tell you how proud I am of him. He is determined to beat this. He still is attached to tubes and knows he has more tests and chemo yet to endure. He spends everyday uncomfortable in more ways then any of us can imagine. Yet this man hardly ever complains.
Ryan hasn't been able to work throughout this process. Change in his insurance (no choice in the situation), makes some prescriptions not covered. There are many items Ryan requires for his medical needs, that are not covered or are affordable.
Ryan, his family and I, want to thank you all for your kindness and generosity, from the bottom of our hearts. Be it prayers and/or any donations.