Topic: new member
Hello-no one is here for live chat so I am leaving a message.
My husband Dave was diagnosed with bile duct adenocarcinoma with extensive liver involvement at the end of March. he had never been sick a day in his life. He is 64. He didn't even have a doctor and had never been on any medication. He was feeling fatigued and no appetite and he got a doctor and his calcium level was very high so he was hospitalized where they took CT scan that showed liver tumor. They couldn't tell where the primary site was as they didn't get enough tissue. We went to Mayo clinic as I had researched on line and found out about their transplant program but his cancer was too advanced for a transplant. They said chemo was the only appropriate treatment to prolong his life but that prognosis was poor. He has had the most trouble with the hypercalcemia and has been hospitalized a few times for that as it is very dangerous. I am a nurse and so they put in a port-a-cath so he can have IV hydration 5 days a week at home to keep the calcium down. They also gave him calcitonin. We are so shocked with all of this as we were just getting ready to retire and enjoy traveling together etc. We just can't believe he could live as little as 6 months. We are trying to remain optomistic and just believe the docs are wrong and that he can beat this. The worst part is we have only been together a few years even though we have know each other for 30 years. My first husband died of lung cancer. talk about bad karma. Hope to find some of you hear to chat sometime in the future. Sorry about the long email but I wanted to tell our story.