Topic: Fiance Newly Diagnosed
Hello! My name is Sonja and my fiance (Jeff) was just diagnosed with CC a few weeks ago. He first found out that the growth on his liver was Cancer on the 17th of August, the same day he proposed to me. Since then life has been a whirlwind of doctors and frightening statistics and dismal attitudes around us. He is 38, doesn't drink or smoke and was in the best physical shape of his entire life before this. I know cancer doesn't care about all of that, I just hope it will help him have an edge in this fight.
His CC was caught in stage 2B, is unresectable at this point, and so we are just doing whatever the doctors tell us.
Jeff started Gemzar two weeks ago this past Thursday and so far his treatments have been ok. Of course he is fatigued, but for the mostpart has avoided all but one spell of nasea. He has had a weird hiccup reacton following both treatments, which of course are painful, but otherwise he is tolerating things ok.
I have been hearing that the goal is just to keep this at bay, and that frightens me. The term "buying time" is even more scary. We are just so frightened! I did get on the phone with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester two days ago and have him set up to see them in two weeks. The encouraging thing about this appointment is that they have given me hope and said there were "options". So, that's where we are at right now. Sorry for rambling, just still am a little numb at this point and glad to have somewhere to vent!
I look forward to getting to know everyone better!