Jul 13, 2011 - 12:42 am
My wife had a bad headache the other day. T be cautious we did an MRI.... about 10 weeks since her last. Last one was clear. This showed seven small spots. Onc does not think the mets caused the headaches, rather, it was a side effect of her current chemo meds.... just "lucky" we found it as a result of chemo.
Am trying to tell my wife that although this is a set-back, the battle is not over. Too many of you have success stories of sorts of brain mets and a good amount of time afterward. She continues to be otherwise in great shape. We walked 3.5 miles tonight at a brisk pace as a warm-up for a 16 mile walk this weekend.
She wants to keep fighting... her fear is that she gets to a point where our kids and me suffer watching her. I told her that if/when she decides that she is done fighting, she make that choice for HER wellbeing. THat she quit when it is HER suffering that is too much. Until then, the kids and I are responisble for our own suffering.
I thought my mom (who died last year of breast cancer mets) was the strongest woman I knew. That was true, but man my wife is somthing else. She is ADAMANT that she will do this walking marathon in September. Meanwhile, she works, spends time with the four kids, and makes me feel like the most supportive husband ever.
We have two oncs at different institutions that we see... we have fouind it very beneficial. We get both opinions of treatment and second it with the other making adjustments as needed.
Tomorrow we see onco number one to answer questions and come up with a plan......
will keep you all posted.