Sep 15, 2004 - 12:31 pm
My husband is 42 years old and had been diagonosed with squamous cell carcinoma (anal cancer) in Sept 2003. We have two children - 4 years & 11 years. The effect of this is hitting our family. The four year old is extremely sensitive and does not like to be corrected and the eleven year old (yes it is that age as well) just loves being sassy and doesn't want to help at all. It is becoming harder and harder to keep going each day, trying to keep up with everyones schedules. In May, he had a fourteen hour surgery and now has a permanent colostomy and permanet illiostomy. He is currently undergoing chemo again. The issue I am having right now is he has lost his hair and he continues to loose weight. Right now he is weighing 112 lbs. He is having a difficult time eating as he is always feeling full. We have tried the nutritional supplements but lately it has been making him sick. I am trying to find support groups in St. Charles, MO. If anyone knows of any, please let me know.