Jun 01, 2010 - 2:54 pm
Hubby has first check in with his ENT since he finished chemo/radiation last year. He's been seeing the rad. onc. and the reg. onc. each every three months since June 2009. There's is no reason to believe anything's going on as his checkins have been good and his CT scan last June and PET scan last Sept. were both great. However, I am a total basketcase. Neither one of us has licked the smoking habit yet as we've had quite a lot going on. We tried Chantix and both were so nauseated with it we had to give it up. I have lost my teaching job due to a lot of politics going on and my principal turned out to be a Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde!
He's having no problems. He does have to clear his throat a lot but does not feel like there's a lump or anything in it and has no trouble swallowing. We both know we have to quit smoking that's a given - it's just getting to that point. He also just finished having cataract surgery on both eyes which turned out wonderful. I'm not planning on going to this appointment with him since I'd probably just sit in the waiting room and be a nervous wreck. His appointment is at 10:20 tomorrow morning. Please pray for us. I asked him if he was nervous/apprehensive and he said well, yes, anybody would be who's been through this which I certainly agree with and I told him I just could not handle him smoking anymore that if we have to just throw the suckers away and pull each other's hair out for two weeks we'll just have to do that. I just lost a cousin to adeniocarcinoma of the lung that had spread to the bones already when she was diagnosed and she was life long non-smoker! A very close friend of mine has a brother with esophgeal cancer that has spread and in his last months of life. So you see why I'm such a basketcase. We have no children and my husband is my life as I am his! Any words of encouragement will certainly be appreciated. Thanks.
Jan and Charlie Trinks