Sep 03, 2011 - 4:01 am
It seems I keep getting more and more negative news everyday. By the time I get through the initial shock of one thing, I am told more. My husband whose lung cancer is stage IV small cell which has spread to the brain, now has 12 + mets on the brain and receiving radiation treatment. Additionally, the lung specialist has now told me the original mass on the lower left lung has grown from 1 cm to 3 in and has several additional spots on both lungs as well as a fungal infection. I have been given a prognosis of less than six months with the radiation to the brain. I really need some survival stories right now from anyone who has had similar situation. I want to remain positive for him; he said he has the faith of a mustard seed and is not giving up. I want to believe there is a light at the end of the tunnel, but it is so hard when getting hit with additional negative news everyday. He has now had two rounds of radiation and is talking with confusion. Should I go along with his confused state or straighten it out for him? At this point will he really know the difference either way? This is all new to me.