May 02, 2010 - 7:14 pm
He has his first radiation consult tomorrow. He will have 10 treatments and then follow up scans and MRI's. I don't even know where to start. We've known about this for 11 days. They could not biopsy the place on his lung as it was too close to the heart. So he had brain surgery and they removed the biggest one, which was in the cerebellum (?) and they are treating the other two in the brain with radiation. They are located in his frontal lobe. He has had double and blurry vision for appx. 3 weeks, give or take. They said they would not even treat the place on his lung with radiation but he will have to take some kind of chemo pill. Sorry I'm being so vague but I am just so floored......don't even know his TRUE prognosis. Have also heard somewhat conflicting reports from family physician and neurosurgeon. One says vision may not get better and the other says it should. Possibly they are saying the same thing, but in different terms??? This crap sucks! In my mind, I'm thinking this has to be a horrible diagnosis. Holy crap, lung cancer mets to the brain???? Good grief, and what about the one on the lung being too close to his heart???
Any and all advice will be soooo appreciated. I am a 39 year old only child and my husband, son (whom is 9) and myself live with my Dad. He has a girlfriend of 8 months and she and I absolutely DO NOT GET ALONG. She attacked me verbally in the surgery waiting room but I've chosen to be the bigger/better person and just ignore her. My dad has to come first. How in the world do I continue to take care of my own family and my dad and make sure no one feels left out??? It has already started to effect my sons grades at school. I have to call and make an appointment with a therapist for him tomorrow.
I feel soooo overwhelmed!
Thank God for this site and you people on here!!!!!!