doug's Journey with Cancer of Unknown Primary

Spouse/Partner: Cancer of Unknown Primary

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 8 years ago, Female, Age: 50

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    • doug
    • Experience with Cancer of Unknown Primary
    over 8 years ago
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    Oh No

    My wife has been recently diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma of an unknown primary. She has been sick with other medical issues over the years. I've been the only one working in the family. I didn't mind it, but with all the medical issues- It's been getting very hard. And now we're faced with this cancer- We have five boys (combined family). We're so blessed to have such great young men. The oldest just graduated this year from college, and he's continuing on to get his PhD. Our bills have been going unpaid recently this year. I've been putting most of everything I make into making sure our children are taken care of first- food, clothes, school, etc- The kids have no idea of the financial trouble we're in. Our credit is bad, we're borrowed up to our necks and now this... I haven't been working that much due to our Nations economy. My wife hasn't been able to work because of her other medical problems. Now that she's been diagnosed with this cancer, I'm taking on less work to be with her. I fear that we'll lose the house. It was our "dream home". Our family remains strong, although exhausted from this recent news. We are hopeful and trust that the Universe, our Lord and our God will guide us through, what is now our darkest moments.