I sympathize with your pain and loss. My family has an almost exact situation. My father (66) was diagnosed with the disease in June, and too has passed last week (September 9th).
He was diagnosed after spending a month in Italy and two months after my wedding. He was in the prime of his life, newly retired and full of love and life. He too was very active and loved by many.
My sister and I (both under 30) are devestated, as well as my mother, his wife of 41 years. The time between diagnosis and his death was too fast. Although we tried two different regemins of chemotherapy (FU-5 and Xeloda), both failed. We were treated by the best doctors at Sloan-Kettering here in New York, but my father was too far advanced and too weak to continue.
We do not understand the cruelty of this disease and we cannot grasp how my father went from living a full life to be taken of it all.
We sympathize with you and pray for you and your family that we will find ourselves living each day as our father and your husband would have wanted us to and that they will give us strength each day to go on.
I also pray for all those diagnosed with this disease, and their family members, that a cure will be found.