May 03, 2014 - 11:58 am
Hi, I'm new to this site. My husband was diagnosised 4 weeks ago with stage 2 larynx cancer. so far they have taken a biop and lasered his vocal chords, to open his airway. he was haveing difficulty breathing. We have two kids, one 21 and one 11. both boys, oldest has severe anxiety attacks, and cant work, or drive. Youngest has slight form of austism and is being home schooled. My husband is the only one who works, and he is an over the road trucker. Usually gone for 4 weeks at a time, and home for 4 days. He will start his radation treatments on the 10th of may, and I am wondering how to help the skin at the site. How bad will the redness and soreness get?? Doctor said somewhat like a sunburn, will aloe vera gel help the skin? And how do you deal with being the caregiver?? I am soo scared, I don't want him to lose his life, or his voice box.....but I am also worried about losing our house. If he cant work, we have no income...And even if I went back work, I could never make what he did...I could'nt keep our home.