Nov 10, 2013 - 10:10 pm
This board has so many amazing people on here fighting cancer or being a caregiver to a loved one fighting cancer. I am amazed at the strength of all of you. My husband has been battling stage 4 cancer for over 2 years now. He has had FOLFOX and FOLFIRI and now is going to be on Zaltrap I think. The lastest blood work showed his CEA was rising. He had his scan last week and we find out results this week. He gets so depressed and has horrible mood sws. He takes his pain pills and mixes them with alcohol and today I came home with my daughter and he was totally out of it. He started yelling and cursing and saying very hurtful things. I just don't know what to do. How can I ever leave him alone if he acts like this. He told me that he wanted to die. He has never been a quitter in his life. He refuses to see a therapist. He wants me to quit my job which we need for insurance and to pay our bills. I know this is probably normal stuff but I am having a hard time dealing with this. What am I supposed to do? Let him drink himself to death? Do I stop nagging him and deal with the abuse that he gives out while drunk? Does anyone have any advise for dealing with a spouse who acts like this? I would love to hear it. Thank you all for letting me rant. Family members just really do not get it at all. Blessings to all of you.