LonesomeDove's Journey with Lung Cancer

Lost Loved One: Lung Cancer

Patient Info: Diagnosed: about 18 years ago, Male

  1. 1
    about 4 years ago
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    How to tell My Husband he had terminal cancer and ask what he wanted to do.

    Decision Point

    It's a very hard thing to do watch the one you love that is your also your best friend, partner and your strength, slowly slipping away and keep up a strong front that you're okay,when all you really want is to make it go away and scream at God for letting this happen. Which I did. But God knew my heart and what I was suffering by losing my husband. God gave me strength and a peace I never knew was possible. And to be there through it all for my husband at the very last and let him go home to God. I seen a peace come over my husbands face when I told him I will be alright honey you can go home with God, that I had never seen in anyone that was at the end of their journey. But I remember the pure peaceful look on his face when he passed. And the feeling of peace that came over me, because I knew he was going where he need to be.

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  2. 2
    about 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and radiation combined

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    It took a lot out of my husband going through the treatments, so much of his strength he was such a strong man.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. 3
    about 4 years ago
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    Targeted therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I wasn't as hard on him as it seemed to be on a lot of others, but he would laugh and tell the nurses, my wife's going to be mad at you for writing all over me and drawing pictures. He didn't have all the effects that some did being sick from it. Which I am so thankful for. He had to be very care outside always to wear a hat and not be in the sun very long.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  4. 4
    about 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    No treatment for any serious condition is painless. He lost all of his beautiful black hair and his brown complection, when his brother seen him out in the yard one Sunday, he ask me if that was my brother, because he was whiter than me. When I told him no, it's Fidel, he broke down and cried. He had a little trouble swallowing, untill the Dr's gave him some liquid that would numb the throat, which really helped. But my husband was the type of man to take everything in stride he was able to comfort others including his doctor's when they told him there was nothing else they could do, We wish there was. I remember how his Dr's cried when he hugged them and told them you can, to take care of the other patients and work on a cure for them.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  5. 5
    about 4 years ago
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    Lost loved one

    Loss

    I lost my husband being with me on a daily basis in person in this life. But he is always with me in my heart and is still my strength.

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