Upset and Fed Up After Oncologist
Hi everyone, I’ve just come back from an oncology appointment with my husband. Things just keep on getting worse!
So background - husband’s (age 45) bowel tumour found after going to A and E and emergency surgery to remove. Possible liver mets and confirmed soon after. 4 rounds of chemo before liver surgery in August to remove 65% liver. A few complications after surgery but he eventually got through. Recovered well and had follow up MRI about 14 weeks after surgery when another tumour has shown up in liver. Urgent PET scan which confirms this.
So have just come home from appointment - there are 2 small spots on the lungs that are showing and plan is for a MDT meeting to discuss and confirm what these are before moving forward with chemo. (Idea was chemo to shrink liver tumour then surgery). I had accepted this and was ready to move forward with plan.
Now onc saying that if they think they are tumours in the lungs, they will have to think whether surgery is a good idea. Or ‘worth it’ was the impression I got. Think chemo is still the plan though but obviously I just want the best possible chance of a cure (like we all do). I understand that chemo is the best course of action at the moment but would be good if it was still with a view to surgery at some point.
I hate this - feel like you deal with one bit then it all changes and gets worse. Finding it very, very hard to cope with everything at the moment.
I know everyone is going through a rough time but just wonder how people/relatives cope. Struggling! And think it’s worse because of Xmas coming up - Baa Humbug!!
Love to everyone