Apr 03, 2011 - 9:58 am
My husand has been diagnosed with brain, liver, lung, colon,& right adrenal gland melanoma cancer. They have said 6-8 weeks to survive if treatment didnt work and only maybe 6 months if it does. We are Christians and believe in miracles.
It all started from a mole on his back. He had it removed in 2007 and a few lymph nodes under his arm. All was well, we thought, until my husband started feeling bad about a month ago. He was gagging in the morning like he had post nasal drip. He felt crummy overall. He then got a pain in is lower right belly. We thought a appendicitis. We went to the Dr. and they did a series of CAT/PET/MRI scans. I cant remember in what order when.. Anyways, they then told use that he had all this extensive cancer throughout the body. They thought the brain should be addressed first. He had 10 treatments of WBRT (whole brain radiation therapy. He was sent for concult with renowned cancer specialist Dr. Thompson from SCCA, UofW, and Fred Hutchinson. He does clinical trial studies. At our appt. they gave us 3 options that they can try IF the biopsy of his liver shows a mutation needed to qualify for the study. BRAF and MEK may play a role. Here is a few links regarding it.
As of now my husband has lost 35 pounds in a month, has loss of appetite and loss of his hair. We shaved his head and he looks cute :)
Dr. says to expect him to get sleepier from liver cancer. Most days he is alert and oriented showing no ill effects from WBRT. No memory loss or confusion. He keeps his spirits up and is always worried about everyone else. He is a truly remarkable person. He has the kick some ass and take some names attitude about trying to fight this cancer.
I am so scared. I am blessed to have amazing family and friends for support during this.