Hello everyone. My husband has just been diagnosed with lung cancer. 11 years ago I had surgery, radiation and chemo for breast cancer so I know what he will possibly be going through when he starts treatment. We haven't been given a stage yet, that will be this coming Weds. My husband is 73 years old and started smoking at age 11. he quit smoking completely 41 years ago and we thought he was safe with all the years that had passed.
My problem is he hasn't started treatment yet but is so tired he just sleeps off and on all day long and the same at night. He has never been able to sleep a straight 6-8 hours a night since I've known him. He is also losing weight rapidly (probably close to 10 pounds in two months). He has little appetite and only eats about a half a sandwich worth of food each meal.
If you can give me any clues on what would help with his tiredness (he was always a get up and go guy who couldn't stand being at home) and with his loss of appetite I would be so appreciative.
Thanks in advance,