KelleyLynn Posted January 11, 2009 Share Posted January 11, 2009 Hi All! I have been lurking in the shadows for a week or so. Time to introduce myself. My name is Kelley and I am the niece of a very wonderful man. Unfortunately he was diagnosed at Thanksgiving with cancer. He is 62 yrs old, healthy and never smoked. After two pathology reports he has been diagnosed with Extensive stage extrapulmonary small cell. He has a 4cm tumor in his rectum (thankfully no obstruction) in excess of 10 nodes in his liver and of course, lymph node involvement. Scan show no mets in brain and no bone involvement. He is currently on the citoplatin regimen. 3 days per week with 2 weeks off. He is tired but the anti-nausea seems to work fairly well. We have an appointment on the 16th for the blood draw and to see the doc. I have done my homework and know all the numbers and also know that some beat the statistics. Is there anyone here who is dealing with this particular beast? My Uncle and I are VERY close. He never had children of his own but did help in my upbringing a great deal. I was raised by his Mother. She went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 13, 2008. Needless to say, it feels like we have been dealt some very bad cards. I cry very often for what is happening. It almost feels like I am grieving him and my Grandmother (mom) at the same time. I would like to help him with some of the emotional aspects of going through this but I am clueless. I cannot begin to imagine what this news does to a person. He is keeping good contact with me but he seems to be isolating himself from all others. He appears to be going through depression and I am worried about him. Any do's and don't you can offer is much appreciated! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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