Aug 26, 2002 - 1:10 pm
My husband cas colon cancer. he was diagnozed in april 2000. The original tumor was removed adn followed with chemotherapy. Since then 4 tumors have been diagnozed at different times: liver, bone (sacro), and 2 in the abdomen. The last one in the abdomen was removed las friday (Aug.23). His doctor has told us that he has received the best and all possible treatments (two types of chemotherapy and one radiotherapy) available (we live in Ecuador), and that there is no guarantee that more treatment will be beneficial and that he sees no need to put my husband trhough it unnecessarily. He has intense pain in his leg that the doctors can't really control. My husband and I have talked about his death. We know it's a very real possibility at this point. I've gone from being angry to sad at different points. Sometimes I don't even know how to handle myself. Too much uncertainty, pain and fears. On the other hand I am tired of well meaning people telling me I have to be strong. How have other people dealt with simmilar situations? Any suggestions on how I can better deal with this difficult situation?