My husband, Robert Michael Strzemp, was diagnosed with lung cancer a month ago. Today we went back to his oncologist for results from a PET scan and MRI of the brain. Bad news- he has non-small cell squamous carcinoma of the lung which has metastisized to his liver, right lung (it started in the lower lobe of the left lung, his verterbrae and more skeletal areas. He is turning 60 next month. He beat neck cancer in 2000, he beat quintuple by-pass surgery in 2010 and many small set-backs in between. We are at the crossroad of feeling the pain of the past and fearing the future. It is a bad place to be. He is scheduled to start chemotherapy next week and the prognosis is that he has from 3 months to 3 years to live. We have been married for 14 and a half years and have not known a time that has not been recuperating from an illness. I had disc surgery in 2012 which left me unable to use my hands and arms completely. I also had a heart ablation in 2010-my heart has been better since then. We are pretty much alone in the world and take strength from each other. I have lost 5 friends in the last 14 years to either heart attacks or cancer. I have lost two beloved dogs this past 18 months. But regardless-----one can never give up. Barbara
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