Oct 18, 2012 - 6:57 pm
Well, tomorrow marks the completion of our first week of chemo and radiation. We saw the Rad doc today and oncology doc. Everything ok, except he lost 5 lbs in 2 days and is dehydrated ( his bp was low). He is eating but just not alot. Drinking but not alot. He is trying and that's all I can ask.
I definitely know that I am glad we are on the treatment road because the sooner we start the sooner we finish. He has been thru so much already....two surgeries since August and not alot of time to recuperate before all this started. Waiting to start treatment is grueling...thinking about what can happen is almost worse then actually going thru it. I know it is early in this phase of treatment but we are hunkered down and ready for a fight, so to speak. Some people tell me it's like war...you have to be prepared to fight mentally and physically everyday.
I thank all of you on this site and pray for you all, especially the ones with recurrence. I know the agony of worry and pain I as a spouse have been through...somedays I just think this is all a bad dream. One day life is normal and the next one the person you love has Stage IV cancer...life can change so quickly and continues to teach me many lessons.