Topic: our fight time was too short
My partner, my love and and my life died on March 07, at midnite, after a 4 day fight to conquer the blood flow problems caused by pulmonary embolli that were in turn thrown by the CC tumors. If we could have controlled the embolli, it is my understanding we probably could have contained the tumors growth and spread - for awhile. And the treatments were so rough for him sometimes, but he was willing and able to continue them, and find ways to keep fighting it. He was working almost up to the end, and still eating well, and doing fun things with the family when not too tired from the struggles of breathlessness and chemo. So take heart those of you that read this on this wonderful site, don't give up, there really are ways to control this vicious monster, I sure wish we had had more time to do it, 12 months was not nearly enough.
For all the other caretakers ourt there, I know how hard it is, but cherish thos precious moments you still have. I will live for a long time with the memory of a certain look, a special smile, and the love we shared for 41 years.
I would start this year over and over again if only I could....
Courage and love to all,