Topic: John is starting chemo the 9th
John is starting a chemo mix of Gemzar and cisplatin. I know the side effects now. What I need to know is if anyone has any idea the time it usually takes to see if there is any shrinage on his tumors? Also the amount of chemo he'll have to have!
Is this going to be a life long event or what? I also would like to know from anyone if it doesn't work, will there be a different chemo mix?
Right now John is only comfortable sitting up and kind of hunched over, He's starting to lose weight everywhere but in his stomach area. He's eating but I know how cancer just eats you up as I watched my Mom die of cervical cancer.
I'm so afraid he doesn't have time to try different chemos. He's got 6 tumors some the size of walnuts and the biopsy said his lymph nodes were "filled with dirty necroptic tissue and cancer cells". What does that mean? I try to talk to his oncologist but he is too busy. I know some of you have been fighting this cc for a long time so I am hoping you can give me some wisdom about this.
I am having severe depression and anxiety that I hide from my husband but last night I got in the shower and just fell apart. I had to take some xanax I was freaking out so bad. I pray but have almost no faith anymore. Right now I'm in tears as I write this. I don't want my husband to die. It's like I'm on a slide and can't stop.
My insurance won't pay for mental health so all I have is you all to talk to and I'm so grateful for that. Without you I think i would be dead right now.
Please if anyone can give me any info maybe it will help me stay calm and ease my depression.
Thank you all for being there,