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    Saw Oncologist yesterday. Petscan revealed small increase (.1cm) in lymph node and lung mass plus fluid around lung. We have appt. Monday for fluid to be drained and tested for cancer cells. Oncologist will discuss with Radiologist to determine if any radiation to area would help. While disappointed with results of test, I realize it could be so much worse and I have total faith in our doctors. His Oncologist keeps close watch on Al's condition and he listens to her more than anyone. I have been leaving him home alone for a few hours this week and find my anger is diminishing. I have found reading others experiences on this site to be very helpful.
    Al is still having difficulty eating due to loss of taste but seems to be doing a little better.

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    Just got home from having a PETSCAN done. We will have results late today or tomorrow. He was in remission on the last one so we are hoping for the same results. I appreciate the responses to my question and have done some of the suggestions before joining WhatsNext. I told Al that I am angry a lot these days and he wanted to know why. I tried to explain to him that he is asking me to do even the simplist of tasks for him and it creates anger that he won't even try to do things. So far, this has not changed his actions. I do need to explain that my husband has always wanted a lot of attention when he was sick with a cold or minor ailment throughout our marriage. Family and friends have told me that I should not be surprised about how he is acting now. I work part time for my son and that gets me out of the house a couple days a week when there are no appointments scheduled. He cannot drive right now because of the recent eye surgery for a detached retina. I do worry about him while I am at work if he does not answer the phone when I call to check on him and try not to feel guilty about leaving him alone. He does not have to sit here by himself because we have neighbors that have offered to do anything for him but he prefers to sit in front of the TV or sleep. He is on antidepressants and has been for years even before the cancer diagnosis. I just need to remember that I have to take care of myself if I am going to be any help to him. I have told him that I cannot fight this battle for both of us.
    I find being able to read other comments on this site and voice my feelings to be very helpful.
    Hope everyone is having a good day.

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      GregP_WN

      Thanks for the update, hope you both get a happy medium worked out.

      almost 7 years ago