My husband was diagnosed with lung cancer on his 51st birthday in August 16, it was a terrible shock as he was having treatment for a burst spinal vertebra which was pressing on his spinal cord causing temporary paralysis so had his spine fused with 12 screws, 6 rods & 2 titanium plated & to learn to walk again. When he had his operation they found the damage to his back was caused by metastatic cells. His tumour was a 2a but as he has Mets in the spine, sacrum & liver he's stage 4. He's had radiotherapy to his spine & 3 out of 6 lots of chemotherapy which has been giving him a bit of an arse kicking ending up in hospital for dehydration, blood transfusion, platelet transfusion, sodium, potassium & antibiotics for neutroponic sepsis, pancytopenia, epistaxis.
Learning how to deal with all the life changes has been an emotional journey as our life was mapped, we've been together since I was 14 we have got 2 beautiful daughters, 2 adorable grandsons, another on the way & our 2 dogs so have lots to fight for. We thought it was our time to enjoy being just us again but that all changed in 4 little words.
We are a very positive family & accept that this is how things are so we change & adapt to make it work. I'm immensely proud of my husband, in awe of the strength he has shown through everything. But being together for 34 years I hardly remember a time before us & can't imagine a life without us.
The doctors haven't said anything about time so we try to spend quality time with our family & friends making more happy memories. Just wanted to say Hi really as I have drawn great strength from this community page, puts so much in perspective but mostly stops you from doing it alone.