Feb 04, 2012 - 10:26 pm
Don't know where to start but kind if know where to end. My spouse is 57 years old and after a cascade if events has been diagnosed with Stage 4 adenocarcinoma in his left upper lobe and plureal linning. Unfortunately we have been delayed from treatment by a bad bunion surgery which has turned into an amputation of his great toe left foot. He also had a greenfield filter inserted in his inferior vena cava as he has blood clots in right thigh. He is on lovenox injections and hes now in skilled care His filter is clotted and he has 60+ pounds fluid in his torso and legs that is not going away quickly. He is miserable and I'm scared. The oncologist is hopeful but we can't begin to think if chemo until my husband is stronger. He gets winded trying to walk. His legs are massive and very heavy. He does not have full range of motion and with the extreme edema he is now having trouble standing erect. It's been a difficult time to say the least. I not sure what I'm looking for other than someone to tell me there is hope. Im scared and feeling inadequate. I don't know what to do.