I think, these days, we must all PIVOT.
Be ready to change....to swerve....to go to plan B.....never hold on to one thing......it may need "tweaking".....the chemo may help too.....and back to plan A.....
If you need to talk more......contact at Juravinski, an Oncology Social Worker; get appt....talk a bit more...feel included in plans if possible....covid adds an extra layer of stress.....
Try, each day, to take a walk, outdoors, if possible....just to breathe in the fresh air.....then breathe it out.......gather your thoughts...and re charge.....it is vital.
Keep sharing....we are here, to support, you, and your husband.
I still can't tag your user name. Cancer is so darn unpredictable. Thank you for having the courage to post. You will find a lot of support. I myself was a caregiver and found my guy's course of treatment changed so many times because new issues kept arising. the wait was unbearable between scans and results. I had to find some good distractions.... reach out to others for support. The worst part is the helpless feeling...watching your loved one suffer is so painful. I would trade places with my loved ones to take their pain away. Your husband is so lucky to have you. I'm praying that the radiation works for him. One step at a time and please make sure you are taking care of yourself too. Do you and your husband have things you like to do together as a break from cancer?
I’m glad you were able to be there for that second appointment. I can just imagine how the blood would have rushed to your ears (and his) when you heard the news. It’s good you were there for him.
I hope you get his oncology appointment soon and that you’ll let us know how that goes.
PS to Brighty - if you put in a capital “i”, lower case “L” you should be able to tag.
PS to other people reading: this is a safe place to share - you don’t have to wait a month to join the conversation or share your concerns or ask your questions.
It is so hard to accept and deal with these cancer issues after being together for such a long period of time, this is my situation as well, healthy all those years and then slammed with these horrific diseases. Wish you the best treatment plan and keep the faith.
Thank you for reaching out. It definitely is hard to deal with. We are hoping for the best treatment plan and my faith is what is helping me get thru and opening doors that cannot hold me back.
Thank you for introducing yourself. I am glad you took the leap and posted. I am sorry to hear of your husband's diagnosis. I see on your other post your appointment is June 24th. While you wait, start jotting down any questions that come to your mind or your husband's mind so you can take them with you and have them answered. So much information comes at you in this consult, as you know, it is good to write down, or record if they are agreeable, the information in order to go over it later.
Keep us posted how the appt goes
PS - congrats on your survivorhship!
Cancer is a terrible challenge we all wish were not in our lives or in the lives of caregivers and our loved ones.
I had cancer at the base of my tongue and it was a fight to tolerate the recovery after radiation. I extend my admiration and courageous battle stance to both of you.
I send you and your husband calm wishes for decisions which are correct for your lives.