Jan 02, 2011 - 4:18 pm
I always look forward to a fresh start, a new year, but 2011 had its own plan for my husband and I. My husband had his first retesting last week since his surgery in July - removal of tumor in groin/leg area and 18 lymph nodes that all tested negative (missing primary). Last week a physical, blood workup, and another PET scan, MRI - Results? He graduated from stage 3 to 4... with a tumor showing up in his brain. No other mets in his body though, looks like the melanoma decided to cross the blood/brain barrier and find another place to nest.
For the last couple of weeks my husband has noticed a difficulty in speaking, trying to get his words to work properly. We have always had difficulty in the communication department but it has been a little odd lately I have noticed but nothing to be alarmed about. Under the stress of looking forward to retesting and Christmas we both thought it was just the pressure but I guess it was more than that. Monday we have an appointment with a neurologist to determine the next step...
Looking up information on the internet scared the crap out of me, frightened my husband, so with breaking hearts and restless souls we wait.
I would appreciate some positive experiences for him to read if anyone out there has any to share.