michiganjan Posted November 5, 2005 Report Share Posted November 5, 2005 My husband has completed six rounds of chemo and went for a scope and a scan. The original tumor site shows a marked improvment and the cancer in Jeff's liver shows a small improvment from the last set of tests. The doctor descirbed these results as "good" not excellent. He then ordered 3 more rounds of chemo for Jeff, starting next week. Then the doc looked at us and said, you know this won't continue. Something will change, either Jeff will no longer be able to tolerate chemo or the cancer will start to grow in spite of the chemo. There is no cure for this. That statement coupled with only a slight improvment to the liver, made me think it may be coming sooner rather than later.Here we were both doing so well and were quite happy and working on starting our business and we go to the doc and he gives us a good report then hits us in the heads with reality. I walked into that office with my chin high and came out with it on the ground. What good is it to take away all hope from a person. We were at least living happy and yes, we realize that Jeff hasn't much of a chance of getting well, but what about letting you keep some hope so living in the meantime isn't quite so hard?My POTS symptoms which hadn't been too troublesome are now giving me a bit more trouble, having more palpitations than I would like.I am going to see Dr. Grubb who I haven't seen in 3 years to find out if there is anything different I can be doing for my POTS, perhaps trying mestinon. I have to get my POTS under better wraps so I can handle the ups and downs of the stress of Jeff's cancer. I am also under stress from worrying about being left alone to cope. Jeff is my caregiver. I don't do grocery and a whole lot of other stuff. I don't even go outside into the yard in the summer.Continued prayers please Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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