Aug 19, 2009 - 9:19 am
My husband was in remission since Christmas 2003 from Stage 4 melanoma. We have recently found out that the cancer has returned. The mets are in his brain with a thickening of the brain lining. He is 44 yrs old and a fighter. We never thought we would be dealing with this again. Knowing it is in his brain is very scarey. He has to go in for a spine MRI and a spinal tap. They are looking to see if the melanoma is in the spinal fluid. They have him on medication for nausea and the killer headache that he constantly has. I feel so helpless that I can't take the pain away. He can't sleep. He says that he just can't get comfortable because his head hurts all the time. The did put him on steriods to help the brain swelling. He has lost 22 pounds in about 5 weeks. He is not a large guy to begin with. I am nervous for him, but I am trying to be strong again. I found the strength before to help him through this, I can find it again.