Topic: Hello Everyone, New Diagnosis
Good Morning to all from Satellite Beach, Florida
Thank God for this website, I have learned so much in the past few days about this diagnosis. My husband Greg, 58 years old, was diagnosed on June7th 2011. It was such a horrifying shock! But I guess it is for everyone, Greg has been in a hospital once in his life, when he was born, and that's it.. Never been sick, and never took a prescription drug for anything..
We are deeply saddened, but not at all going to give up until the fight is over.. He is refusing chemo right now, and have chosen to use some radical alternative methods, I know its controversial, but those were his wishes. it's a bummer but a year ago his best friend was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, started chemo and was expired within 6 weeks, soooo he's a little hesitant..he wants to be around for at least a little while.. He is becoming progressively weak, using a walker to ambulate, and has more weight than I care to mention.. he is not a surgical candidate, as the cancer is in all lobes of liver. the lower extremities are swelling up like balloons and he is wearing ted hose to help.. and his abdomen is starting to become hard, he says he is full all the time and can only eat really small portions. My nursing degree of 20 years never came in so handy.. however is blood work seems to be stable (other than the elevated liver enzymes) How high can they go???? and vitals signs are perfect..
I am scared that he is declining so quickly, I am 44 years old, we have been married for 17 years and I am not ready to lose him yet..This website has made me feel so much better knowing all the people who are going through the same events..
Well thank you all for listening and look forward to getting in on some discussions.