Topic: My brother is so very sick
Well our trip to the oncologist was a waste of time in my opinion. My poor brother had to sit there for 1 hour just to get in to see him. The Pet scan that was done that same morning was, of course, not ready yet for the dr. to view. The doctor told us the news that I was dreading...there is nothing more they can do for my brother. The cancer has spread to his lymph nodes (don't know which cancer has spread...since he has 2 totally different types - CC plus esophageal cancer). Dr. said he is definately not a candidate for surgery and that chemo was probably out of the question as well. When I asked about some of the other less traditional treatments his answer: Well, then you still have the esophageal cancer to deal with. We asked about going to the Mayo Clinic, he didn't think it was a good idea to drive that far with my brother being so sick, but of course he said that is your choice. We told my brother it is his choice alone, and he said he would think about it.
I'm afraid my brother is giving up. But that is his choice as well - who would want to live in pain as he is? I still keep hoping that I will wake up from this nightmare! How did all of this happen within 2 short weeks??
How can this be?
Sorry to sound so down...I know that so many of you have options that are working! Good luck to all of you and you are in our prayers.
Keep fighting the good fight!