May 14, 2013 - 12:55 am
I just joined this forum a few days ago. My 59 year old husband has probable stage 4 colorectal cancer with liver mets. He is seeing the gastroenterologist tomorrow for the purpose of having a sigosopymoidoscopy/colonoscopy/endoscopy in order to obtain a biopsy. I spoke with our internist today and he did not sound optimistic and wasn't even sure surgery would be an option. I just wish this process would speed up so some treatment could be started. I spoke with several doctors at the hospital I work at and they seemed less pessimistic. I know each case is unique. I am so depressed. My husband feels fine. No pain. His only symptom has been intolerance to fatty or greasy foods. I want treatment to start ASAP. With me being an RN doesn't help.
I thank all of you for the wealth of information. I also do not know if I should take time off from work. My patients today said I looked worn and tired, which I am.