My 81 year old wife was found to have advanced lung cancer some of which travelled to her brain.
We were offered Chemo for lung cancer we decided against it.
Then her left hand stopped working and she developed drop foot, we were told by oncologist that this was due cancer pressing against nerves and only way to stop future paralysis was to radiotherapy.
Considering the odds we went for radiotherapy and after 5 sessions of low doses of radiotherapy she lost some hair but her hand movement got little better nothing near normal.
Today she has slept for 12 hours and is still sleeping, I am told by the nurse and carers that this is due to radiotherapy and should recover soon.
It is very stressful for me and if it was not for District Nurse coming twice and carers coming 3 times a day, I cannot imagine how to deal with this situation.
I and other people around her are doing everything possible to make her comfortable and have left the rest in hands of all mighty.