Topic: 43 yr old male diagnosed last month
I came up with jaundice, went to hospital. Long story short, i had to have spine surgery to fuse it since the cancer was taking over. They said I was lucky not to have cracked it and become paralyzed. Anyway, 2 months later I have had two stents in bile duct (no problem.) Radiation 10 days, and now into chemo, just had 2nd treatment. I have two rounds, one is 8 hours, the other is short half hour every couple weeks. Its all a shock, I lost about 30 pounds and have been on painkillers for all the back and skeletel pain from the cancer so forgive my grammer and analytical skills please.
The cancer is in my liver, pancreas, spine, ribs, and more, but, for now I am just moving around a bit and taking meds. I sleep quite a bit, but not all day. I have two boys, 15,and 10. Wife too, she has been great and i have great family support thank god. However, money is tight to having none. SS insurance is approved but wont kick till may, and short term is coming thru shortly, but we need help financially. We have to pay the health insurance and keep these boys fed. Family is helping tremendously, but that cant last forever.