Guest ziggytwo Posted June 28, 2005 Share Posted June 28, 2005 My husband has been diagnosed with NSCLC. He had absolutely no symptoms. The 2x3x2cm tumor was found on a chest x-ray during annual physical. Biopsy showed two lymph nodes next to lung also cancerous. He went through 25 sessions of radiation and 12 aggressive chemo treatments. We were waiting for surgery to remove the tumor when a PET scan showed a microscopic metastasis to his scapular bone. It was so small the radiologist could hardly get any of it for biopsy. Now surgery is out and he is back on a new chemo every three weeks for six sessions. I guess we haven't asked the correct questions of the doctor yet and were blown away when surgery wasn't an option -- meaning it isn't curable. But it is treatable, containable, arrestable... My husband thinks he will be dead soon and I am going out of my mind trying to comfort and support him. I think he has a long time left but no one has told us anything yet. My husband gets angry easily and his coping skills are about shot. He is used to being in control but feels he controls nothing now. He gets angry with me and sometimes wants me to leave him -- distancing and decompensating. Am I alone in this or is this normal reaction? I am so scared and praying so hard -- I hope I've found a form of support. Thank you! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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