May 24, 2013 - 1:23 am
My name is Sheri and I am a 54 year old female caring for my 54 year old "significant other". We are not legally married but have been a couple for 9 1/2 years. Dave was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer with metastasis to the brain (and significant lymph malignancy) on April 15 2013. He began whole brain radiation treatments but was unable to tolerate them and stopped just before his last one. He is to weak for chemo to the lung. His 75 year old Mother, his youngest sister and I have been caring for him at home for the past month with the help of Hospice (since the radiation treatments stopped). It has been an emptional roller coster ride to watch a healthy and vigerous man become like a 4 year old child.
I hope to touch base with other "spouses" to help me through this nightmare. i know I am not alone but I feel so lost.