Topic: New to this site
What a wonderful sense of family I have seen while reading posts on this site.
My husband John was diagnosed with CC on 26 Nov 2013 - just 10 weeks ago.
Up until that moment he was a seemingly healthy 61 yr old butcher who was a strong hard working man and everyone loved him.
We have faced many decision making moments in the last few weeks: first it was do we have a liver biopsy to confirm the source? We did and what we thought was pancreatic was actually CC.
We waited to enjoy Christmas with family before discussing chemo. Johns initial CA19.9 (tumour marker) was 72,000 then 4 weeks later it was 298,000. He decided chemo was not an option for him. Within another 3 weeks the marker level was 580,000. We are at peace with our decision not to fight this. His Oncologist agreed that it would only prolong his life by a matter of months and the side affects v quality of life was his decision.
Our three sons are adults although one is autistic and lives with us and all live nearby.
We are hoping that John can stay at home with the help of the community hospice service. This is an unknown journey and today it really brought home to me just what this is all about when he had an excruciating shoulder tip pain. It is now under control and I write this as I lay beside him sleeping. I know I will devour every comment on this site over the coming weeks as we walk this path together.
Thank you for being there.