Hi Everyone! From reading other discussion I believe I have found the right support group for me. My name is Lori. I'm a 46 yr old housewife, mother, part time billing clerk. My biggest role is caregiver to my 48 yr old husband Bill, who is suffering from his second bought with cancer. He has esophageal cancer in 2007. It was stage one, he had major surgery and recovered. Early this year, after an annual CT scan we found out his cancer returned but this time to spots on his liver, a legion on his lung and 2 lymph nodes. He went through 4 rounds of chemo and it didn't help. It spread in his lungs and 2 more lymph nodes are affected. Now we are awaiting another scan after 4 rounds of another type of chemo. Plus he had radiation for 12 straight days to shrink one of his lymph nodes which was pressing on nerve causing him alot of pain. He continues to rely on pain meds for all the pain he experiences. He's lost 50 lbs and I feel is malnourished. I give him lots of credit because he continues to work as a pipe fitter. He comes home and collapses. He's burning more calories than he takes in. Add dumping syndrome to this and its just not good. I give him advise, I make all appointments to his directions, I implore him to eat, drink supplements, talk with the doctor, give him advise. I tend to his every need. But I'm tired and scared at the same time. I've had so many pity parties for myself. Is this ok???? I feel helpless. I feel overwhelmed. I fear losing my husband. Please help me help myself!
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