Oct 20, 2004 - 3:51 pm
My wife, she is 36 and I am 39, was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in Spetember 2003. The surgery to remove her right breast and Lymph nodes revealed that 25 nodes were affected.
She went thru 16 weeks of Chemo and 8 radiation treatments, and within a week of finishing it metastisized to her brain.
The Dr. initially called me and told me she had 2-9 months to live. We are 5 days away from 7 months.
Once it went to the brain they did spinal-cranial radiation and put her on Decadron. It made her so emotional and anxious she now takes close to 4mgs of Klonopin a day.
I started drinking heavily, but stopped last week. It did help me escape, but it also made me unleash anger at unpredicatble times ar people I care about.
She has been through alot, but is doing pretty well. Up and around, just had her ovaries removed prophylactically.
I am lost. When she gets a good test result I am torn between oure elation, which then turns to fear, which then turns to wondering if I will ever have a stable future again.
How long will this go on? We will never know if she beat it, as from what they tell me there is no beating it once it is in the meninges of the brain.
Anybody have any words of wisdom. I'm just a business guy with a sick wife and 3 young kids,(9,7,5) and I am way over my head!