Jul 01, 2006 - 2:06 pm
My husband was just diagnosed with lower esophageal cancer. Im still looking for the manual on how to deal with this.
I need to get his weight up but he doesnt really have an interest in eating.
He smokes and I know this is a main cause of his cancer. He is trying to stop smoking cigarettes with the patch but it is a struggle for him. He is also smoking marijuana as he has (like cigarettes) for like 30 years.
I want him to stop so badly. I know htey say for the type of cancer he has it is essentail to his recovery. I am frustrated and angry that he wont stop.
He is trying with the cigarettes but the weed gives him some peace and appetite.
I feel as if I am stuck between a rock and a hard place here.
I just want him to do everything possible to get better. I want him to stop smoking anything and everything.
Why is this happening? ARGGGGHHH!
He also feels depressed. I understand I do. So do I.
Many days I feel like just sleeping as well. It helps to forget whats going on. Hes laying down now. I know the meds make him tired but I know I need to get him up and about.
How do I do that? How do I get him to stop smoking?? How do I get him to eat?