Insanity Posted April 21, 2020 Share Posted April 21, 2020 My name is mary. 34 months ago I buried my husband of 33 yrs, he died from aggressive pancreatic cancer. Since then my childhood love came back into my life, coupled and limited with his own medical issues. So in many ways helping him has brought md back to life, in a way, he gave me purpose! Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with Invasive Squamos cell carcinoma. Its wrapped around and squeezing his main fairways in his lung. A week and a half ago, I called 911 as he become incoherent and was retaining massive fluids. He was also supposed to start chemo and radiation the next day, that didnt happen. His left lung is full and infected. Hospital stay for a week, at one time they called me in to say good bye. But he made it!!!! Yesterday, he was finally able to go for his first radiation!! FINALLY, I thought, let's get going!!! Because of the covid, like everyone else, I'm not allowed in. So I went down to walmart while waiting for him to be done. Then he called. I asked if he was all done, but the hesitation made me think otherwise. I need you to get here, he said. I left my half full cart of groceries at the door and flew up there! His whole left lung collapsed, and the dr said there is so much bacteria. He has a ct scan today at 3, but the way the dr was talking, there may be little to nothing that can be done at this point. He came home from the hospital with oxygen, the cancer literally choking his airways. With all his other medical issues, I know what's coming. Just lost at this point, lost at what to do, what to say. He was first diagnosed at stage 3a, but that was a month ago, and things have changed dramatically. Any advice? Any suggestions? Any hope? Tom Galli 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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