Topic: Wedding bliss?

I was engaged 1 month prior to my groom being diagnosed with liver/liver duct cancer. Married 7 months later. Treatments have been the removal of large tumor off liver and multiple stents for ducts. Only to find reoccurrence again. Feed him via kangaroo pump machine and syringe feed water nightly. He is so weak daily as my heart breaks feeling cheated. Sadness is the biggest obstacle for us both. Time, tender moments, and memories seem all wish for.

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Hi and welcome to the site.  I am sorry for all the pain you and your husband have and are going through.  Hopefully this site can bring you some peace and support.  Hugs and blessings.
Porter

Hope, love, strength...2013 and for the years to come, Porter.

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Thank you for the comforting words to my introduction. Emotional connecting I have had very little time for. His care has been extremely demanding.  Ditto on hugs and blessings.
Kristin

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Kristin...please share a bit more with us.  Where is your husband being treated? Is a multidisciplinary team involved? 
Hugs,
Marion

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Your post is so touching...you have come to the right place for understanding and support..I am not as knowledgeable as others on this site, but others with more experience will chime in.

Ilias

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Dearest Kristin, I am so very sorry to have to welcome you to our family. For once I am at a loss for words. I am wondering if he has had a second opinion?
All I can say is be very strong, I know it is not easy but it helps. Does the ONC have a plan for treatment? You never know how strong you are until "strong" is the only choice you have! You are not alone as you will have a ton of support here. Please keep us updated as we all truly care.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Dear Kristin,

My heart breaks for you.  I am so sorry you two are faced with this situation, but glad you have found this site as you will get much help and support from this caring group who have all faced this disease in one way or another.  Please let us know how you and your husband are doing and know that we care and will help in any way that we can.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

"One Day At A Time"

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My husband's liver/liver duct cancer reoccurrence happened less than 6 weeks after having a large mass removed. GI said "outta real estate with stents. Radiology faired well. Chemo too physically unfit. He had Non Hodkins 30 years ago and they removed spleen and gallbladder. So it's a more difficult task. Recovery of CRE was so hard to fight. Hospice referred via ONC yesterday. Which he said "not yet"! Strong minded and love it. Hangs in there outta love as "I do".

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My husbands treatment is at Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Martinie surgeon. Dr. Stephen Deal GI. Dr. Crimauldi Radiology. Dr. Salmon ONC.  We have been fighting steadily. At first on our mission at this spent 4 1/2 months straight in hospital.

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Dear Kristin,

I just want to welcome you although you should not have to be coming here - life can be too cruel.  You will get support and help here in abundance. 

X

Clare

In the stars now . . . .

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Dear Kristin,

Your story is so touching.  I am so very sorry for all you and your husband are going through.  I wanted to welcome you to this site but I am so very sorry you had a reason to be here.

-Randi-

Survivor of cholangiocarcinoma (2009), thyroid cancer (1999), and breast cancer (1994).

My comments, suggestions, and opinions are based only on my personal experience as a cancer survivor. Please consult a physician for professional guidance.