DH diagnosed with cancer

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Registered: 09-25-2011
DH diagnosed with cancer
Sun, 01-08-2012 - 3:24pm

I've been away from the boards for well...12 days because my DH who's 32 was diagnosed with appendix cancer (very rare and aggressive form) and he had his second surgery and began his chemo in these past two weeks. I've been at the hospital with him most of the time.

He had a lot of complications and after the surgery they found more cancer on his colon. This has all been devastating and nightmarish.

His chemo began several days ago but he developed a bad bacterial colon infection - C. Diff - which is serious and was finally the last straw for me in terms of having to leave, specifically because of the pregnancy.

I'm home now, without him as he's still in the hospital. His family and my family are helping a lot. This is the most overwhelmed and sad I have ever felt in my life.

Please pray for him, me, and the baby. Whenever the pain feels like too much or he doesn't want to eat anymore, I tell him to keep fighting for the baby, and that works. I'll keep you guys posted.

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Sun, 01-08-2012 - 4:05pm
Oh Lucy, I'm so sorry you and your DH are having to deal with this. I hope all treatment is successful for him and that he stays in as good a spirits as possible. Lots of prayers and positive thoughts for you all (((HUGS)))
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Sun, 01-08-2012 - 5:59pm

I'm so sorry, Lucy.

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Sun, 01-08-2012 - 7:23pm

I'm so sorry you are going through all of this. That is especially rough with being pregnant. I can't imagine. I pray he gets better very soon and you stay strong as well.

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Sun, 01-08-2012 - 8:02pm
I will be thinking and praying for you all. Huge hugs.
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Sun, 01-08-2012 - 8:13pm
Thinking of you.
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Sun, 01-08-2012 - 8:53pm
I'm so sorry to hear that your family is going through this. You will be in my prayers and thoughts.

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Sun, 01-08-2012 - 10:41pm
I am so sorry. Your family with be in our thoughts.
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Mon, 01-09-2012 - 10:17am


I am so sorry that you guys are going through this.

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Mon, 01-09-2012 - 2:05pm
Lucy -

Just wanted to say, I've been thinking about you a lot since your post last night. I really hope that things start to look brighter for you and DH. I can't say that I have any experience with what you're going through with DH's illness, but if you want a buddy to e-mail / talk to, I'm happy to be there. As I recall we are close in age (I just turned 35), both first-time moms, and our due dates are within a few days of each other (I'm due June 30th). My email is christa_bird@yahoo.com. If nothing else maybe I can be a friend to talk to about baby stuff, to help you keep your mind off other things. :)
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Mon, 01-09-2012 - 2:19pm
Oh I am SO sorry you guys are going through this. I am definitely praying for you all. (((Hugs)))

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