reply to post by Night Star
She's doing good today. After the first treatment, maybe the next day? She broke her toe and was hobbling around with what she called a
"robofoot". Then, by the next morning, she was running a massive fever. Yup, right after the first treatment she caught a cold or flu or
something. Still lingering a bit and making the nausea worse.
She sent me a pic and she is still looking really good. I don't believe she's started to lose any hair yet, if so, it's not showing and she
hasn't brought it up.
She does look a little swollen in the fact, and from my mother-in-laws fight with breast cancer, I know that different people have different
reactions, for her, it's her right arm, swollen up and nasty, actually has to wear a specially made sleeve from Germany over it.
I'm kinda on a fence right now. I really want to know the exact prognosis from the doctor. I mean, we've made plans for the future, and if that
future is severely limited, I need to know now and start moving towards our goals.
What would you guys do in this position? Would you ask? Remain silent? Liver cancer is bad, there is no cure, and it usually takes the person
within 6 months to a year. She's already fought it into remission, so honestly I don't know how much time we might be dealing with.
the treatment seems far from aggressive, so I guess that's good, but it can swing both ways, less aggressive treatment could mean it's not that bad
and will probably be knocked back into remission.
It could mean it is bad, really bad, and this is basically palliative care to give her some more time.
i'm going with the former, I'm feeling much better about this all and looking towards the future, but on the days where she is having chemo I can't
help but let my mind wander towards the what ifs. I really really hate the what ifs.
Guys and girls, do me and yourself a favor. When you get home tonight, find the person you love, your husband, wife, children, lover, friend,
And hug them. Hug them tight. Commit that feeling to memory if you haven't already, because there are people out there who might not get that