Apr 28, 2014 - 4:47 am
Our lives have changed in a flash when I received a call from my husband (away on a business trip) that he was taken to the hospital and they found a tumor in his brain. I immediately booked tickets for my daughter and myself to get to him. He had a small seizure and was stuttering when a co-worker noticed and called 911. When we arrived he seemed at first glance to be fine. Slowly we noticed his memory (short term) was not always clear. He was scared, moody and quiet. The quiet was his thoughts not being able to be verbalized! His CT showed a tumor they believed was non cancerous and operable! The day of surgery the MRI showed a different story! The tumor was growing inside and could not be operated on. We were told LYMPHOMA and wasn't told much more at that time.
He has now had 2 chemo treatments plus mabthera (retuximba). Steroids he was taking had shrank the tumor in half giving us a little hope and some of his memory back. One day we feel hopeful the next day not as much! It's a roller coaster ride for us all. His first chemo went so well. The second he had a 1/2 day of feeling sick and blamed the food! It wasn't the food it was the meds!!! It scares me to think what each treatment will bring! I stay the 5-7 days and nights with him in the hospital and it is wearing me out mentally and physically. please don't take this wrong...I'm in a Foreign Country, not speaking the language, not knowing the system, socialized medicine etc etc. My hope is to beable to have him fly home with all the family support/love around him.