My husband has been on Hospice since the end of August 2019 for Stage 4 Prostate Cancer that has spread to his liver. He decided to stop all treatments because nothing has worked. Each day he is here with a clear head brings us happiness. He has many challenges to face but he survived multiple rounds of chemo, androgen deprivation therapies, radiation and immunotherapy and severe side effects from everything and that says something for how strong he is. He eats less than he used to but we go out when we can for the "desire of the day" such as milk shakes, and Taco Bell Tacos. He is addicted to white bread grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato soup and ginger ale. His mobility has decreased and he uses a walker to get around. Steps are very hard so we go places that have ramps and now that we have a handicap placard it is easier to park. We have discovered the electric carts in the stores and how much freedom they can provide. We had a chair lift installed in the house that gives my husband access to the second floor office and our bedroom. Managing the intense itching and swelling from the liver failure has been difficult but Hospice has been very aggressive with trying different things that has brought some relief. Our Hospice team has been amazing. They even have a massage therapist come to the house.
Has this been hard? You bet it has! We have wonderful family and friends and the wise guidance from Hospice to help us on this journey. We both cry at the drop of a hat but I think that is OK. I continually read the posts from this site for information and they give me strength. Thanks to all of you that post here. Prayers to all and your families that have Prostate Cancer. Stay strong! Thanks for listening!