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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-29-07 10:37 PM
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Damn, My hubby's kidney cancer is back again!!... It's now in his lungs.
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It's deep in the center in the lymph nodes. He just got a pet scan and they discovered two more. It's inoperable and he'll either do Chemo or radiation. He'll make the decision with his oncologist this Thursday.
What a way to start out the new year! Neither option is good. He'll be on Chemo until it stops working (which is about 4 mos. to a year if it works at all) It also can have severe side effects and some people go off and just succumb to the cancer. He's really, really not looking forward to that. If he goes the radiation route it will damage his lungs and they said he'd probably be on oxygen and steroids. Very discouraging prognosis!
It's even worse than I have stated but I can't think about that now.
I wish I could sound more upbeat and positive, but it's hard right now...maybe later. Prayers would be very much we both need them.
Thanks, Auntie
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  -Damn, My hubby's kidney cancer is back again!!... It's now in his lungs. Auntie Bush  Dec-29-07 10:37 PM   #0 
  - Many prayers for your both.  Redbear   Dec-29-07 11:11 PM   #1 
  - Thanks Redbear...we could use that.  Auntie Bush   Dec-30-07 08:40 PM   #2 
  - I'm so sorry.  flamingyouth   Dec-30-07 10:20 PM   #3 
  - Have you been to  LeighAnn   Dec-31-07 05:42 AM   #4 
  - i'm so sorry, Auntie Bush  noiretblu   Dec-31-07 05:50 PM   #5 
  - I'm very sorry to hear that.  JohnnyLib2   Dec-31-07 06:28 PM   #6 
  - I'm so sorry Aunti Bush  seemunkee   Jan-02-08 10:01 AM   #7 
  - Hi, I think you're the one who emailed me. I just answered.  Auntie Bush   Jan-12-08 04:05 PM   #8 
  - Here's some informative websites.  Auntie Bush   Jan-16-08 09:17 PM   #11 
  - Hi everyone...sorry I didn't get back to you sooner but  Auntie Bush   Jan-12-08 04:40 PM   #9 
  - Strength, peace, hope, courage--wish I could package them all  JohnnyLib2   Jan-12-08 08:03 PM   #10 
  - claiming the best outcome for your husband and you  noiretblu   Jan-18-08 11:31 AM   #12 
  - We were denied coverage of Sutent till this past Wed. (11/30)  Auntie Bush   Feb-03-08 10:49 PM   #13 
  - Glad the insurance finally went through  seemunkee   Feb-04-08 06:42 PM   #14 
     - John's medicine finally arrived around Valentine's day.  Auntie Bush   Mar-02-08 12:04 PM   #15 
     - That's great news!  Longhorn   Mar-06-08 10:17 AM   #18 
     - Hi seemunkee,  Auntie Bush   Mar-02-08 09:28 PM   #16 
        - That is great news about your husband being in remisson  seemunkee   Mar-04-08 07:20 PM   #17 
  - My Stepdad Was Just Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer  Dinger   May-29-08 01:55 PM   #19 
  - I'll be sending him lots of prayers and your Mom too as she'll need them too.  Auntie Bush   May-31-08 08:15 PM   #20 
  - hi auntie bush  noiretblu   Jun-06-08 06:07 PM   #21 
  - Things are not going well. Hubby is in the process of crossing over now.  Auntie Bush   Nov-04-08 09:49 PM   #22 
     - Thinking of you.  JohnnyLib2   Nov-05-08 09:51 PM   #24 
     - I'm so sorry!  Longhorn   Nov-06-08 04:47 PM   #25 
  - Prayers for both of you.  emilyg   Nov-04-08 11:04 PM   #23 
  - y poor husband died yesterday  Auntie Bush   Nov-08-08 05:26 PM   #26 
  - I'm so very sorry, Auntie Bush!  Longhorn   Nov-08-08 05:55 PM   #27 
  - May the good memories begin to outshine the tough ones....  JohnnyLib2   Nov-08-08 08:19 PM   #28 
  - I am sorry for your loss  Uben   Nov-09-08 05:42 AM   #29 
  - So, so sorry  LeighAnn   Nov-09-08 06:27 PM   #30 
  - Vibes and hugs Auntie Bush  SalmonChantedEvening   Nov-09-08 09:37 PM   #31 
  - my condolences  Wetzelbill   Nov-09-08 09:40 PM   #32 
  - My condolences.  emilyg   Nov-09-08 11:28 PM   #33 
  - I'm sorry Auntie Bush.  Forkboy   Nov-11-08 02:32 PM   #36 
  - Auntie Bush, I'm so very sorry to read your news.  auntAgonist   Nov-11-08 11:42 PM   #37 
  - i'm so sorry, Auntie Bush  noiretblu   Jan-14-09 02:07 PM   #38 
  - I'm very sorry to hear this.  Tracer   Nov-10-08 07:40 AM   #34 
  - I'm very sorry, Auntie Bush!  latebloomer   Nov-10-08 02:46 PM   #35 

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