Topic: An introduction and a thank you
Hi, after four weeks of exhaustive tests with many twists and turns my partner of 20 years was diagnosed with intrahepatic CC just over 2 weeks ago. He has a 12 x 12cm tumour in his liver, 5 cm lymph node involvement around the portal vein and lymph node tumours in his chest with the likelihood of other sites being involved. Apparantly it is very aggressive and poorly differentiated and inoperable and he is on a gemcis regimen of 3 weeks on 1 week off in the hope that he will receive a little more time.
Although I think we're coping ok, we're still so shocked at the speed of this disease. Three months ago he played in a soccer tournament and his only sympton was a bad cough. Now he struggles to walk up stairs and is very weak. Thankfully he is coping with the chemo well, except for a very sore throat so if you have any suggestions for that they would be very welcome.
Thank you so much for this site. I searched and searched for information and was having very little luck until I stumbled onto here and it's really helpful and reassuring to know that we're not alone. I'm not much of a poster but did want to let you know that you're helping people around the world.
Thanks and regards
Elsie, Sydney Australia