Jan 13, 2013 - 12:01 pm
W'ere new to the boards but not to cancer. Both my parents passed from lung cancer & I had Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma 14 years ago (clean so far). On December 7th another bomb was dropped on us, my wife of 34 years, Meya, was diagnosed with stage IV EC. She's gone throught the denial, the why me's & the why bother's & has now decided to fight this thing despite what the gloomy Dr.s are predicting. She's doing chemo & radiation but stops short of surgury, she just doesn't want any invasive procedures done, including a feeding tube.
And thats my question, how many here didn't get a feeding tube & how rough does it get? She is 8 sessions into radiation and so far is doing ok, actually better because I think the tumor is shrinking. For a while she had a "rotting" smell coming from her throat which was playing hell on her appetite, but that too is fadeing. She decided not to listen to her Dr & she continues eating her native food (she's Korean) at least for now.