Sep 25, 2003 - 6:52 pm
Dad (my FIL) was told a week ago that his cancer has spread to his liver and stomach. The doctor didn't want to dump everything on him at once. Meaning he was told it spread but he wasn't told that is was "incurable" and that he may only have a couple of months to a year to live. Well, it's starting to make me mad. Today my husband talked with the chemo therapist about which type of treatment they were going to try on him. They decided 5-fu and Oxaliplatin. What bugs me is the chemo therapist said to my husband "this won't cure him, it will only give him a little more time." These kinds of statements make me mad! Why do they keep telling us it is hopeless. I mean bascially without saying the exact word "hopeless" that is what they are telling us. I'd like to hear what others think about how the doctors and therapists look at the glass have empty instead of half full. And we are supposed to "stay positive"? How can we if they keep telling us it's "incurable"? Am I wrong to be so angry?