Sep 01, 2009 - 3:39 am
My husband has just been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. Its now a week since the diagnosis and we have not had any plan or blood results yet. He had a CT Scan and his notes were sent to the Pancreatic team at another hospital.
The tumour was blocking his bile duct which caused him to be sick and jaundice. He had an infection in his blood and as yet we dont know if it has cleared up. He has had a stent put in to move the blockage away from his bile duct, for the first few days after he seemed to be ok, but last night it was as if it was 2 steps forward and 1 step back. He is being sick again and is very irratable. His anger was directed at me and although im trying very very hard to be strong and not show how I feel in front of him for fear of upseting him, I broke down last night at the hospital. It felt as if he is pushing me away. He hasnt eaten for over 2 weeks and has just had his drip taken out. Im trying to encourage him to eat by taking in his favourite foods but he wont eat it. Ive tried to explain that if he doesnt eat then he wont be strong enough for the treatment he has to have and if they dont start it soon, the cancer could spread to his liver. Its at the head of the pancrease covering the main blood vessel that takes blood back and forward to the stomach it is also attaching itself to the lymph glands around it. Im so worried that he has given up already and am at my wits end. If I suggest anything to him then Im nagging. I hate seeing him like this. Its breaking my heart, I dont know what to do.