Hi everyone I know haven’t posted for a while but I just need to talk to someone. My lovely husband of 33 years was diagnosed with lung cancer yesterday. I half expected it but when they tell you, it is still like being hit by a train. The whole process only took a week. Had chest x Ray on Monday, bloods Tuesday, scan Thursday and clic Friday. Have to say NHS have been brilliant. He has to have bronchoscopy on Wednesday. Terrified they will find asbestos (mesothelioma). He’s a builder of the old school before health and safety recognised how being exposed to asbestos could come back years later and kick you up the backside.
I was a nurse and my daughter is a staff nurse at our hospital Macmillan unit. I am dreading the thought of him having to go in there.
I have gone into nurse mode but I am worried about coping with lupus etc. My go trying to get me off Tramadol and on to Gabapentin, I am really struggling had it for three weeks and only been able to take 2 a day. They make me feel spaced out and nauseas. Have felt small benefit but I have to be there for my husband and won’t be able to. Sorry for the long post just needed to “ say it out loud “ xx