Apr 13, 2002 - 10:24 pm
Hi, I am new to this site. My 53 year old husband was diagnosed 2/14/02 with Stage IV Adenocarcinoma of the outside of his small intestine, colon, and stomach. He was given less than a year to live. All tests he had previously had to surgery were normal, even PET Scan. He had an obstruction and the surgeon opened him and found the cancer. He said it looked like someone had thrown in a lot of seeds (like flower seeds) into the abdominal cavity. His cancer is not in the colon or stomach, but on the outside. This is very rare. He does not have a tumor and it is very hard to try to treat.
We were just told yesterday that they think he has another obstruction in the small intestine. He has lost from 170 lbs at Christmas to 118 lbs now.
I have previously lost 2 other husbands, one was electrocuted on the job and the other was killed in a car accident. I was a lot younger then. My husband and I have been together for 10 years and we knew from the beginning that we were soul mates.
We also found out last week that my sister's husband has Lymphoma, but they do not know what stage yet.
If anyone out there has any advice for me, I would really appreciate it. We are both having a hard time accepting this. My husband is a very strong person and has really been fighting this but with the latest news, it is really hard.