Barbara Lea Posted March 8, 2007 Share Posted March 8, 2007 My husband Jim is stage 3B nsclc. We were told in early Jan. that his pelural fluid is malignant. He has not had a pet scan since Sept. 06. He has chosen no treatment at this time, wants to ride it out. Dr. told us with no treatment this fluid will spread the cells. He is still fairly healthy, went back to work last June, got laid off (sick man on the totem pole) and we started a business in November to keep him occupied. Lately he has been more aggitated then usual, the simplest things setting him off. He was never a totally pleasant person (cup always 1/2 empty) but he is getting worse. He repeats his conversations often. He asks me and kids to help on the tool truck, then does or says something totally different and yells at us for trying to help. My concern at this point is without any kind of scan or testing how would we know what to look for if the cancer is spreading into the brain? He doesn't want any more tests of any kind to see whats going on inside, just doesn't want to know. But, as his wife and the one dealing with his "mood swings" I just would like some input on what may or may not be happening? If someone can give me some signs to look for if it is spreading to the brain, at least if I think he's showing these signs maybe I can talk him into getting a test. At least if we knew something was happening we could "accept" his behavior and help him instead of getting mad at him for it. My 17 year old has already moved out because of him and I don't want to loose my 20 year old too. Any imput would be appreciated. Barbara Lea Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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