Oct 13, 2013 - 9:05 am
My husband was diagnosed in July 2010 with Stage 3 colon cancer (he was 49 at that time and our daughter was 1 1/2 years old). They removed 10 inches of his colon. He did 6 months of chemo and presto we thought we were in the clear..... Well then in 2012 one of his scans showed a spot on his liver. His doctors went ahead and radiated those spots. Again, we thought ok we handled that now we are good to go. (of course in the back of our minds we knew we were not) Then in Nov. 2012 his scan showed that he has several more spots on his liver, a tiny spot on his lung and now on his pelvis. (It's now upgraded to Stage 4 MET) It's been almost 1 year of pure Hell with chemotherapy!!! His body is starting to show signs of what chemo does do it. We have a VERY STRONG FAITH in OUR LORD and Savior and have amazing support from friends and family. But, I'm tired, scared and now reaching out for support. I am going to try and join a support group here locally and get involved in small groups with caregivers. I have all sorts of feelings and emotions that I don't know what to do with anymore but release them.
Oh and I didn't mention that my husbands mom (the rock of the whole family) was also diagnosed with lung cancer that same year he was first sick (2010). The year in 2011 was filled with taking care of his sick mom. His mom died in Feb. 2012. His father is alive (87 years old) and in good health. Today my husband is 51 years old, I am 43 years old and our beautiful daughter is 4 1/2 years old.)
Anyways, thank you for letting me share today.