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Please pray for my hubby #1232497
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Dear fellow Boomers,

My hubby has been ill for some time and has just been diagnosed with cancer. Doctors discovered a mass in his abdomen which has spread to his liver. The mass in his abdomen is pressing on his spine, leaving him unable to walk. He's due for an MRI scan today along with biopsies to see if there are any treatment options.

I'm totally broken. Please keeps us in your prayers.

Mary hearts


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Re: Please pray for my hubby [Re: MsMercury] #1232498
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Oh, Mary. I am so truly sad to hear that and send you my very best .. always ...

Love, Mad hearts hearts


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Re: Please pray for my hubby [Re: MsMercury] #1232499
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Prayers and Hugs hug on the way. Wish there were more I could do. hearts


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Dear Mary, I am so very sorry to hear this. Prayers and positive thoughts heading his way and yours. Please take the time to take care of yourself too. I know you are fighting your own battles as well. Gentle hugs to you. hearts

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Re: Please pray for my hubby [Re: MsMercury] #1232508
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Oh Mary, I am so very sorry you all are walking through this. Will indeed keep you in our prayers and thoughts. Sending gentle hugs your way.


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Re: Please pray for my hubby [Re: MsMercury] #1232513
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Mary, this just breaks my heart. My very sincere positive thoughts go out to you and your hubby.


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Re: Please pray for my hubby [Re: MsMercury] #1232516
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Dear Mary, I am so sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband. hearts

Re: Please pray for my hubby [Re: MsMercury] #1232518
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Mary I'm so sorry to hear about your hubby. I'm sending prayers your way.

Your Gameboomer family is here anytime, to support you. hearts

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Re: Please pray for my hubby [Re: MsMercury] #1232520
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Very sorry to read this my positive thoughts are with you and your husband!


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Re: Please pray for my hubby [Re: MsMercury] #1232524
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Oh Mary, that is very sad news, my thoughts & prayers are going out to you & your hubby.


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Re: Please pray for my hubby [Re: MsMercury] #1232531
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sorry to heasr this sad news about your hubby. prayers flying your way

Re: Please pray for my hubby [Re: MsMercury] #1232533
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So sorry Mary. I know how it is. I just lost two brothers to cancer in the last year.
I hope it's not too late for your husband.

I'm sending positive vibes your way.

Remi. (curly)


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Re: Please pray for my hubby [Re: MsMercury] #1232537
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I'm so sorry for your sad and bad news MsMercury. Prayers and hugs to your husband and to you. hug hug

Re: Please pray for my hubby [Re: MsMercury] #1232544
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MsMercury, I'm so very sorry to hear this terrible news. With a cancer diagnosis the fear and grief can be overwhelming and it's impossible to think about anything else.

Do you have anyone close who can help for a few days with basics like cooking and driving to appointments? After my husband's cancer diagnosis I found it really helped to have someone I could rely on nearby, because I was in shock.


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Re: Please pray for my hubby [Re: MsMercury] #1232548
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Mary, I'm sorry to read your heartbreaking news.

Sending positive thoughts and prayers for you, your husband and family at this challenging time.

Re: Please pray for my hubby [Re: MsMercury] #1232557
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Mary - so, so sorry - you're both in my prayers

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Re: Please pray for my hubby [Re: MsMercury] #1232563
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MsMercury, our most positive thoughts are with you and your husband. We understand how daunting this can be, having been through it now several times. Even as overwhelming as this is, it's important that you take care of yourself as well during this time.

Take care,
TM


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Re: Please pray for my hubby [Re: MsMercury] #1232566
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MsMercury, sending Prayers and positive thoughts his way and Please take care of yourself also.

Re: Please pray for my hubby [Re: MsMercury] #1232576
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Mary my hearts goes out to you as you face yet another battle in these dark times. My prayers are with you and your hubby.
Love, Hugs, and prayers for you and your family.
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Re: Please pray for my hubby [Re: MsMercury] #1232745
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Mary, sending prayers to husband, you and family in this challenging period hearts


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Re: Please pray for my hubby [Re: MsMercury] #1232754
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Mary, sending many good thoughts and prayers your way.


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Re: Please pray for my hubby [Re: MsMercury] #1233075
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Dear Boomers, thank you for all your kind wishes and prayers. hearts Hubby is still in hospital. He's been moved to a Cancer Centre in Glasgow where they discovered a mass which goes the length of his spine so he's been receiving targetted radiotherapy over 5 days for that in the hope it will give him back some mobility. At the moment he's still not able to move his legs very much. He will be returning to our local hospital tomorrow for biopsies, these will be taken from his spine and liver and a treatment plan will hopefully be put in place. He'll also receive intense physio on his legs.

I'm so thankful that he's not in any pain and has got some of his appetite back.

We speak on the phone every day; our son set up a video call for us but hubby found it too upsetting so we'll stick to phone calls. He worries constantly about me although we keep telling him everything is okay. There might be a chance that I will be able to visit him when he comes back to our local hospital.

We don't know what our future holds, we can only take one day at a time.

Thank you again for your prayers, support and friendship.

Much love,

Mary hearts


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Re: Please pray for my hubby [Re: MsMercury] #1233080
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Mary, an encouraging update ... one day at a time is a good strategy ... tomorrow is another day ... praying for you hubby family and the doctors all.


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Re: Please pray for my hubby [Re: MsMercury] #1233082
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Lots and Lots of Prayers and Hugs being sent. I have been where you are, my thoughts and heart are with you. hearts


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Re: Please pray for my hubby [Re: connie] #1233090
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No pain and possibly moving nearer to home. That's good to hear, Mary.

Still sending my very best to both of you and your family hearts hearts


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Re: Please pray for my hubby [Re: MsMercury] #1233097
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Mary continued prayers and positive thoughts sent. Glad he is getting the care he needs and isn't in pain.


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Re: Please pray for my hubby [Re: MsMercury] #1233101
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Thank you for the update, Mary. Positive thoughts and prayers continue. hearts

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Mary, gentle hugs and many prayers


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Re: Please pray for my hubby [Re: MsMercury] #1233123
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More hugs and prayers to you all MsMercury! hug

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prayers and hugs on the way.

Re: Please pray for my hubby [Re: MsMercury] #1233160
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I'm so glad to hear that there is a plan in place. I hope you're able to visit him soon. It must be so very difficult to be apart from him through this.


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Re: Please pray for my hubby [Re: MsMercury] #1233200
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Hello Mary Im in and Out alot but I do read the Forms I too will be praying and Thinking of you - family - and all my friends here .. LUVS and hug

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Re: Please pray for my hubby [Re: MsMercury] #1233516
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Oh Mary. I grieve with you. All I can do is offer a few words of comfort, and pray for you and your hubby.

I wish you the Best,
Albert

Re: Please pray for my hubby [Re: MsMercury] #1235026
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Hello dear Boomers, hubby is now at home with me. Biopsies confirmed he has Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. No treatment plan as yet, he will talk with the specialist next week. He still has very poor mobility but his pain is well controlled. We still don't know what stage his cancer is at, hopefully we'll find out next week but his prognosis is not very good, his doctor was talking a few months. cry I'm so broken by all this.

Our kids have been fantastic, they took it in shifts to look after me and now Dad's home they're keeping it going. I don't know where we'd be without them. They have given up time with their own families to look after us and we'll be forever grateful.

Thank you again for your continued prayers and support, it means so much.

Much love,

Mary hearts


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Re: Please pray for my hubby [Re: MsMercury] #1235038
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Mary, I am so very sorry to hear this news. I am glad they can control his pain and keep him comfortable at least and that your family is rallying together. Please make sure you take a moment for yourself and keep yourself healthy also as difficult as it may be. Gentle hugs, prayers and positive thoughts to you and your family.

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Oh, Mary, I am so very sorry you all are going through this. Gentle hugs and prayers.


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I do hope having your Husband not in pain and home with you is some consolation, Mary. And your family being such a help must absolutely be a great comfort.
You are all certainly in my thoughts hearts


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Re: Please pray for my hubby [Re: MsMercury] #1235053
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As Mad said above, you are all certainly in my thoughts, Mary. hearts

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MsMercury, I am very sorry to hear this sad news but am happy that you have a great family to help you and your husband through this all. hug

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Mary, I'm so sorry for your sad news. Prayers, Hugs, And Positive thoughts on the way. hug


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Mary, I'm so very sad to hear this. My husband and I are in a similar situation with his cancer. We've learned just to enjoy each day as much as we can, and we go to bed each night hoping for another tomorrow.

Please remember to take care of yourself.


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Re: Please pray for my hubby [Re: MsMercury] #1235236
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Mary I'm sending all my prayers and good thoughts to you, and your husband and family. sad


The same for you and your husband Hagatha.


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Re: Please pray for my hubby [Re: MsMercury] #1235249
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Mary, I'm so sorry for your sad news, more Prayers and positive thoughts on the way, take care.

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Mary & Hagatha ... I offer you my thoughts, prayers and well-wishes during this dark time in your life.

hearts


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Re: Please pray for my hubby [Re: MsMercury] #1235928
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Hello dear Boomers, I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Hubby's cancer is High Grade and very aggressive but it's not all bad news. Apparently the more aggressive it is, the easier it is to treat. He's back in hospital and has had one round of intensive chemotherapy (he'll have six rounds in total, taking him up to next May). He has tolerated it well so far except for extreme tiredness. His next round will be just after Christmas. He's hoping to be discharged home either today or tomorrow. His consultant is confident that the chemo will work for him in greatly reducing the cancer and could even put him into remission which would be great! I'll take that!

Hagatha, I'm so sorry you are going through it with your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Our family continue to help us out, they are stars!

Thank you all so much again for all your prayers and well wishes. They are a comfort.

Much love,

Mary hearts


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I will pray for a good response to treatment, Mary, and that your husband will be discharged and you can be with him through Christmas. Hugs to you and to your family.

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I'm so glad to hear that your husband is responding well to the chemotherapy. That is such welcome news.


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Excellent update Ms Mary ... good news for the times ... will continue to keep you, hubby and family in my thoughts and prayers angel


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Mary, that is very good news, continued Prayers, Positive thoughts , and Hugs on the way. hug


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Mary it is good to hear the treatment is helping your hubby and the doctors have the pain under control. It is wonderful you have a caring, loving family to help you both. My thoughts and prayers are with you both and your family too.
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Hello Boomers, hubby continues to be well though his balance and mobility remain poor. His physiotherapist will visit him at home tomorrow to see what can be done to improve things. We are both looking forward to Christmas with Diana, her hubby and son.

I hope you don't mind my sharing his journey with you all. It's great to be able to 'talk' to people other than close family although I look on you all as my second family. hearts

Thank you so much for always being there with your love and support!

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I look forward to hearing about your journey with your husband! I have done the same thing with my second husband. This was 23 years ago and there wasn't any such thing as Gameboomers for me as I didn't have a computer. But I had a journal and I wrote in it obsessively. It was my salvation, so I completely understand how sharing it and talking it through is really helpful. In fact, if you have a notebook and a pen, I'd highly recommend it! Some of my entries were made at 2:00 am and it was strange to read where my mind sometimes was at those times when I read them later!


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Mary, do please keep us informed. That's what friends are for. Please be sure to also take care of yourself. hug wave12


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It certainly helps to be able to "talk" to other people. Please keep us updated and as butteflybabe said "take care of yourself" too!

I never had a journal that I wrote in but I did find that typing helped get some things out of my system and sometimes I would type myself an email or a word doc.

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Continued positive thoughts and prayers for you, your hubby, and the rest of your family, Mary. It's always good to hear from you. hearts

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Mary, I am glad you can see Diana and her family. That is wonderful. Continued prayers for your husband. We are here for you to vent, chat, find a laugh or a shoulder to cry on. Please feel free to post as often as you want. hearts


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Hello Boomers, hope you all had a great Christmas and are well and keeping safe.

We had a lovely Christmas with Diana and family, and Chris and his wife and son popped in for a short while. Hubby tired very quickly though and spent most of the day resting. Our youngest son and family came along on Sunday and hubby collapsed during their visit. He was attempting to stand to go back upstairs and his legs just wouldn't hold him. sad Thank God our son and grandson were there to support him. His balance and mobility remain very poor. His physio visited last week and decided he's not well enough at the moment to carry on so have postponed further therapy for the time being.

He's starting to feel the rough end of the chemo now; very tired, no energy, mood swings, a sore mouth and he needs morphine for breakthrough pain almost as soon as his eyes open in the morning. Almost everything he eats tastes 'funny'. I'm constantly trying different things to tempt his appetite with very little success. I feel so bad for him.

He attended hospital this morning to have some bloodwork done and was given some great news! His LDH (an enzyme which turns sugar into energy) numbers have dropped from over 600 to just 300, his tumours have shrunk a little and his bone marrow is coping well with the chemo...all very positive. He goes back to hospital tomorrow for 2nd round of chemo. After round 3 he will have two hospital admissions for extra treatments to boost his white blood cells and also a scan to see where things are at. He has a long road ahead of him and it's all very scary but we continue to be supported by our wonderful family. hearts

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your prayers, support and friendship Boomers!

Much love,

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The chemo is going to take a toll, but that means it's working. When my husband was receiving his chemo, they gave him ice chips to hold and swish in his mouth because it would shrink the blood vessels and reduce the sore mouth issues. When he just couldn't eat anything, I made ice cream shakes for him using high protein drinks such as Boost. Not sure what brands you have in Scotland. I would pour a shake into the blender with a big scoop of ice cream and then add flavors he liked such as strawberries or chocolate. I kept them in the freezer and could just get one out to thaw whenever he just couldn't eat anything else. These felt good in his mouth and provided at least some nutrition.


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Continued positive thoughts and prayers for you, your husband, and the rest of your family, Mary. hug

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Mary, great that the treatments are working and hoping he can get through the side effects soon. I'm glad you had some great family time for the holidays.
How are you feeling?

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Mary, my guy also has to take pain medication all the time. It keeps him relatively mobile and happy. Last year he went on Fentanyl patches full-time because the oral medications were no longer enough His cancer is in his sacrum and the base of his spine so standing up can be really painful sometimes, but the meds really help. Hopefully your husband can find a suitable dose that will keep him comfortable.

The chemotherapy can be a real trial, but if your husband's cancer is responding it's worth it, We go through ups and downs with it. Generally speaking, it's a few weeks on and then a few weeks off for my husband, based on what the latest scan and bloodwork shows. He gets time off when the scans are good, and then when the cancer markers start to rise, he goes back on.

There are times when it feels like it's all too much, but then he'll have a few good days and we can get out and do a few things or take a drive. Over the years we've learned to cope and to enjoy the good days fully. We've been living with cancer for 6 years now -- longer than anyone initially though he'd last. The new chemotherapies can be quite remarkable and people can live for a long time.

It's a tough go and I'm so sorry you have to go through this, but stay positive. Hope is very important. It's what's kept my guy going when things have been really tough.

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Mary you have all my love and support to help you and hubby thru the tough road still facing you both. I think of you and pray for you both every day. I'm so happy you had a special Christmas with Diana and family.

Immunotherapy is another treatment used in the USA to fight cancer. My sister is receiving it instead of Chemo to fight her Stage 3/4 lung cancer and it is working for her without the terrible side effects your hubby is getting with Chemo.

Take Care.

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Gerry, I know someone whose husband is doing immunotherapy for Stage 4 lung cancer and has had great results. I am so happy to hear your sister is responding well. I've been wanting to ask, but don't want to pry. hearts


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Hello Boomers, thank you for your continued support!

Connie, oldbroad, Marian, L4L and Mad, thank you for your kind words. They are appreciated and help more than you know. hearts

Hubby had his second round of chemo yesterday, which went well. He came home with another load of pills; steroids, of which he has to take 14 per day for 4 days, anti-sickness pills and pills to protect his stomach. He was also supplied with 6 syringes of stuff he has to take from the 9th January for 6 days. These will help to boost his white blood cells. He said he will take all they can throw at him if it means he will go into remission! I'm with him there.

Draclvr, we have Build-Up here in different flavours which can also be mixed with ice-cream. Great suggestion, thanks! He does love a strawberry milkshake. Our sons have brought him jel to rub on his gums and that has helped him greatly.

Ana, thank you! I'm feeling okay. When hubby's down, so am I. He was really down at the start of all this because he thought he should be looking after me (which he had done for two years since I lost my legs). I had to constantly fight him to let me do things around the house and he wouldn't let me near the stove. Now I do the things he wouldn't allow me to do and it's worked out fine. I always have one of the family here for 'supervision'! rotfl

Hagatha, thank you! Hubby takes morphine for 'breakthrough' pain, which can hit him up to 3 times a day but mostly in the morning just after he wakes. It does help, kicks in after 15-20 minutes. Unfortunately his balance and mobility is very poor. He loses his balance easily and has had a few tumbles. He still hasn't regained full feeling in his feet so walking is difficult and his legs are still weak. This all cancels out being able to drive his car for now, something he is keen to get back to. I'm so happy for you both that your husband is beating the odds and may he continue to do so. hearts

Gerry, my dear friend! Thank you! I have heard of immunotherapy but I don't think it's an option for hubby at this time.
I'm happy to hear your sister is doing well on it and may she continue to do so. Keeping her in my prayers. hearts

Once again, thank you so much guys!

Much love,

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Originally Posted by MsMercury

Ana, thank you! I'm feeling okay. When hubby's down, so am I. He was really down at the start of all this because he thought he should be looking after me (which he had done for two years since I lost my legs). I had to constantly fight him to let me do things around the house and he wouldn't let me near the stove. Now I do the things he wouldn't allow me to do and it's worked out fine. I always have one of the family here for 'supervision'! rotfl




You are a very strong woman, Mary and I'm glad you are able to do things around the home. I think being able to accomplish things on your own boosts your own confidence and empowers you to get through this. I will continue to send positive vibes and prayers your way.

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Hello Boomers, hope you are all well and staying safe!

Not much has changed since my last update, hubby still has very little balance or mobility and he is getting very frustrated because of this. Some days he doesn't want to get out of bed as 'there's no point if I can't do anything or go anywhere'....it's very sad. I always manage to gee him up and get him up and dressed after a while. I give him a talking to which tears the heart out of me as I know he is suffering but I'm not going to let him give up. There are times when I feel I'm not coping very well myself. He is also in a lot of pain daily and is having to take more and more morphine. I will speak to our GP to see if anything can be done to help this.

He was given a 6-day course of injections which I had to administer; these were to boost his white blood cells so hopefully they will do the job. He will have more bloodwork done on Wednesday and will start his 3rd round of chemo on Thursday....3 more rounds to go. There was talk of him being admitted back into hospital at some point for scans etc but so far nothing has happened regarding this.

Our kids have been with us throughout, taking time from work to take hubby to his appointments and still taking shifts to care for us. We will never be able to thank them enough. I said as much to our youngest son and his answer was 'You and Dad looked after us for all those years'. Brought tears to my eyes.

Thank you so much for your prayers and support, guys, and thanks for 'listening'!

Much love to you all,

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AWwww Mary. I can understand his frustration and yours. It is good you have the strength for tough love when its needed, it is such a hard thing to do.
You are in my daily prayers.


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Mary, it's so hard to do what is necessary, but your "tough love" as Ana describes it may make all the difference for him. Hang in there!


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Thank you for keeping us updated. I'm sorry to hear that your husband is still in so much pain even with the morphine. Keeping you in my thoughts. hug

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More prayers for your husband MsMercury and hoping for a speedy recovery for your husband, and I hope that you can stay healthy and sending you extra prayers to keep up your health and strength.
And prayers to all other members with cancer or other serious illness.

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Mary, more Prayers, Hugs, and Love on the way. I know how hard tough love is. Please remember to take care of yourself. hearts


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Mary your hubby is blessed to have you there doing whatever it takes to keep him from giving up. Your courage and strength are an inspiration. Sending more prayers, hope, and love for you both.
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Hello dear Boomers, hope you are all well.

I'm not in a good place today. Hubby had his 3rd round of chemo yesterday. He was quite upbeat when he left home but very down when he came back from the hospital. Our son said he was very quiet on the journey there and back. Later on, he had a bad fall in the bathroom and couldn't get back up without help. He was very upset for most of the evening, wouldn't talk to anyone. I kept prodding though as I can't deal with silence and eventually he said he was 'done with it all'.
When I asked him what he meant, he talked about 'ending it' cry I'm sorry to say I lost it on hearing him say such a thing and gave him such a talking to. I can't deal with this, when everyone is doing their best for him. I know it's hard on him going through all of this but I can't allow him to give up.

Please guys, I need all the prayers you can send.

Much love,

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Oh Mary, we will pray for your hubby and you most definitely ... stay close and listen with a smile or gentle touch, let him know you are always there. hearts


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Mary, my heart goes out to you. We went through this with my BIL in October. I will pray for you all.


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My thoughts and prayers are with you and with your hubby and family, Mary. hug

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Oh, Mary... this is so hard. Please don't feel guilty. Also went through this with 2nd hubby.


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This breaks my heart.

My husband has been in that place a few times now, especially when the chemo hits him hard, as it does sometimes. It's very hard to watch, I know. I just try to keep him as comfortable as I can and let him know that he has all my love and support.

I'm so sorry, Mary. This is such a horrible disease.


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Thoughts and best wishes to you both.

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Mary I'm so sorry to hear what you both are going thru. I pray your hubby doesn't give up hope and you are able to make it thru this terrible time.

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Know that You are truly thought of and loved MsMecury, As I read this from the beginning know also that he is responding well because of a very Strong person such as yourself and that he is doing better because he knows he is very Loved God Bless you Both and Family .... forever in my prayers hearts


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Hello Boomers, hope everyone is well and keeping safe! Thank you all so much for your prayers and support. As always, they are so appreciated. hearts

Things were pretty dark there for a time. It took a lot out of us both. There were lots of tears and tough love given.

I phoned hubby's GP, who reviewed all his meds and questioned why he was taking codeine along with morphine. I told him this was on the orders from the consultant at the hospital. Well, apparently these two drugs should not be taken together. I had to keep a diary for a week and record hubby's doses of both drugs. After giving the GP the information, he replaced the codeine with Zomorph, a slow-release dose of morphine, to be taken twice a day, twelve hours apart. He can still take Oramorph when required for 'break-through' pain.

Well, there was such a difference almost straight away. For the first time in weeks hubby slept through the night. His mood has been much better and he doesn't require as much Oramorph as he used to. He's eating better as well. He's taking more interest in what's going on too. The only problem is his mobility and balance which remains very poor. As he can't have physio at the moment, I have ordered a leg excersizer which he can use sitting in his chair and it will fit comfortably under his desk. I have to do something to try to build up strength in his legs. He's very keen to try it out as he's very frustrated at not being able to walk.

He had a CT scan done last week to check on his progress. He had his COVID jab yesterday and has his next round (4th) of chemo next Thursday. He will have blood work done on Wednesday, and will hopefully get the CT results then too.

I want to thank you all again for your support and for letting me share this with you. You don't know how much it helps.

Forever grateful and much love,

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Mary, good on you for being so proactive on your husbands care and not just accepting the one doctors order. You are your hubbys angel! What great news that he is coming out of that dark place and willing to fight again! Bless your heart!

Prayers and positive thoughts!
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Well-done, Mary! I also found out when my 2nd husband was undergoing chemo, it is necessary for US to be pro-active and question anything that doesn't seem right! Sounds like he has an excellent GP and things just might be looking up! If his attitude is better, that's half the battle right there.


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That is great news MsMercury regarding the meds! Good for you questioning everything! I wish I had known the right questions to ask and who to ask them of when my sister was in the hospital. hug

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Way to go Ms Mary urock

You remind me of WOM who is very proactive too!

You keep asking questions and I'll you both in my prayers! angel

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Mary, I'm so glad the medication switch has been helpful.

As Draclvr said, we do have to be our own advocates. Here in BC we have world-class cancer care but even so, we've had to watch out for ourselves and have caught medical mistakes several times, including referrals that never got made (to the spinal surgeon in Vancouver who was to remove the tumor!) and medication increases that never happened, or medication conflicts.

I'm really careful about everything now and have become the gatekeeper for John's pain medication because he forgets to take them, or ends up taking a double-dose and spend the rest of the day in a deep fog. I jump in and question the doctors all the time now, just to be sure we're all on the same page.

Since his pain medication has been properly regulated he's much more alive and I feel as though I've got more of him than I've had for the last 8 months.


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Mary, that is great news. So good that you are there to watch out for your hubby at a time when it is difficult for him to do for himself. luck


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Hello Boomers, hope you are all well and keeping safe!

Thank you guys for your support which always gives me a much needed lift. hearts

Ana, thank you! Hubby did indeed show some fighting spirit for a few days but seems to be slipping back again. sad It's taking all I have to try to get him to change his mind set. He still can't see any benefit in all of this. He thinks he will never be able to walk again but I'm not accepting that. The leg excersizer arrived and he has been using it every day with some coaxing from me.

Draclvr, thanks! He does have a great GP thankfully. It's an ongoing battle to keep his attitude positive.

Thanks oldbroad, L4L and soot! kissy

Hagatha, I have to watch over him like a hawk to be sure he takes his meds when he's supposed to. One good thing is he hasn't needed the Oramorph for break-through pain as much.

Hubby went for bloodwork on Wednesday followed by round 4 of chemo onThursday. He got the results from the CT scan which showed a significant reduction of the mass on his spine. happydance His white blood count is also excellent. I just wish he could see all the positives.

Thank you all again for your love and support guys. It means the world.

Much love,

Mary hearts


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Thank heavens he has you! My sister had the same struggles with her husband to keep his mind on "the other side" of this battle. It was tough, but he finally DID get to the other side. He lived for 14 more years and got to see 2 new grandchildren born and watch them grow up. He always said my sister was the only reason he made it!


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MsMercury - I haven't posted for a while but I also applaud you pushing doctors to get things straightened out.

Don't know much more to say that doesn't echo everyone else has expressed. I've been with and witnessed friends much younger than myself deal with the cancer monster. No fun for anyone. blech thumbsdown

Be sure to take care of yourself. hug


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Mary, Hugs, Prayers, and More Positive thoughts on the way. Very good news about the mass shrinking. Please take care of yourself also. hug hearts


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Keeping you in my thoughts MsMercury!

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Continued positive thoughts and prayers, Mary. hug

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Mary, I'm adding positive thoughts and prayers for your husband. hearts

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That's fantastic news that the chemo is working and the tumor shrinking!


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Great news Ms Mary ... keeping both of you and your family in our thoughts and prayers hearts


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My prayers are on the way up for both of you. God bless. hearts


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Hello Boomers, hope you are all well!

The last three days have seen a marked change in hubby, he feels more steady on his feet and is walking somewhat better than he was. He's keeping up with the excersizer every day so I'm thinking that it's doing some good.

He surprised us the other night; he came downstairs and sat at the breakfast bar while I was cooking dinner and he had his meal with Diana and me. He then watched some TV with us. He usually has all his meals upstairs so it was great to have him with us. happydance

The only downside is he can't sleep at night. He's not napping through the day and he's worn out. The steroids he has to take for four days after each chemo session causes insomnia so hopefully he'll be able to sleep better now that he's finished with them for now.

He's not been great so far today, he's been in a lot of pain and has had to take quite a lot of morphine. sad I hate to see him like that and wish there was more I could do for him.

Thanks to you all for thinking about us and for all of your prayers and kind thoughts, and for letting me share this. The fact that I can come here to unburden myself means more than you know. hearts

Much love to you all!

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Re: Please pray for my hubby [Re: MsMercury] #1241244
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Mary, I'm so glad you've had some good days with your husband. He's making progress. That's so heartening.

We go through good and bad days, too. Sometimes life is almost normal, but then there are the bad days, the ones where my guy is in a lot of pain, and as you say, there's not a lot you can do. I make sure he has a hot water bottle for his back -- I don't know how much it really helps but he seems to find it comforting. The extra pain medication days are tough because he's so groggy he can barely communicate.

Today is a good day for us, which is great because he'll be able to drive, which makes him feel a sense of normalcy. That seems to be really important, just getting out and doing normal things like getting a takeout coffee and going for a short drive along the beach. He hates feeling like an invalid.

I hope things continue to improve for your husband, Mary. It seems there's been some really good news of late.


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Mary, that is great news, especially that he came to join you and Diana. hearts I am sorry today is a bad day, I hope it passes quickly so he can keep recharging mentally with the good days.

hagatha, I'm very happy today was a good day for your husband!

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So glad to hear there good days mixed in there - it makes the bad days easier to bear. Those steroids are horrible for insomnia! My sister said she always knew when my BIL's steroids had been upped because he'd be out in the garage changing oil on something at 3:00 am!


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Mary that must have been a very special moment for you when hubby was able to join you and Diana downstairs. Hopefully there will be more good days ahead and he will continue to feel the love and support from your family and all of us. My prayers go out to you and your family.
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Mary, I've been thinking of you and hubby. Hope all is looking up. Prayers still heading your way. hearts


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Hello dear Boomers, hope you are all doing well and staying safe. Hubby and I have both had our first Covid shots, he will have his second one on the 23rd this month and hopefully I will have mine two weeks after him.

It's been a long rocky road for both of us. I've been lurking on the forum but couldn't bring myself to post anything. Sorry to say I haven't been coping very well mentally and had to ask for help. Hubby was showing signs of recovery but hit a downward spiral. He's now down to 9stone 7lbs and is totally unable to walk, even with his walking frame. He tries his best to use the excerciser but he's not getting very far with it. He's so weak I have to help him dress before he can get out of bed. He spends a lot of time sleeping in his chair when he does get up.

He has finished with all of his treatments now, which is something. He was supposed to go into hospital for a final treatment with Methotrexate which would flush out hidden cancer cells in his brain and spinal cord. His doctor explained the treatment would be brutal and has decided hubby isn't well enough or strong enough to go through with it so it won't be happening.

The kids are still caring for us but for how much longer I don't know. With hubby being immobile, things are a tad harder for them. Social Services can't give us the care package we need. The other night, hubby said he thought he would be better off in a care home which totally broke me. I would never consider that option, and neither would the family.

There's not much else to say except thank you guys for your love, prayers and support during what has been a trying time.

Much love to you all

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Mary, my heart breaks for both of you. Prayers, Positive thoughts, ad Hugs on the way. I do understand how hard this is on both of you, much Love on the way. hearts


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Mary, my heart breaks for you and yours as well. Shame on social services for not providing you and hubby with the care you need. Continued prayers and positive thoughts for you all.

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This breaks my heart. One bright thing is that you recognized YOU needed help in order to cope. I know your family is being wonderful, but so much still falls on you. Taking care of YOU is just as important as taking care of your hubby. I continue to think of you and your family every day.


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And I also am so very sorry to hear that you aren't being given the outside help you need. I do hope that will change, Mary hearts hearts


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It is despicable what social services is doing to you. If you have the strength Mary do not give up, hound them until you at least get some help. Thoughts & prayers going out to you.


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I am so very sorry to learn all of this, Mary. Thoughts and prayers for you and for your family. hug

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I'm really sorry to read this MsMercury, and then for you to have problems with social services too. Hopefully they will come around! Good that you got yourself some help. Maybe the kids can benefit from that also if need be. hug

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Mary, thank you for keeping us up to date. I will continue keeping you, hubby and family in my thoughts and prayers! angel


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Hello Boomers, hope you are all doing well and staying safe. We had to reschedule hubby's appointment for his Covid jab as he wasn't up to it on the day. I will get my second jab on Wednesday.

Dear Connie, Ana, Draclvr, Mad, Judith, Marian, oldbroad, Hagatha and soot; thank you so very much for your continuing love and support, it means so much.

Some good news guys. It's been over a week since hubby's treatment finished and he's showing little signs that he may be turning the corner. His colour is much better, he was very jaundiced looking but now looks almost normal plus his appetite is improving. He's not sleeping as much during the day which is good and is taking more interest in what's going on. As I witness these small improvements my heart is happy.

The dietition from the hospital was in touch and sent out a caseload of build-up drinks, some milk-based and some juice-based which hubby is tolerating very well. He looks as though he has put on a little weight but we won't how much, if any, until he sees his consultant on the 26th May. We do have scales at home but he is unable to stand to use them.

He is still very weak and unable to stand and still unable to walk. He's been too weak and exhausted to use his little excerciser but hopefully will be able to return to that soon. We have not heard any more from the physio but hope things will restart again in the not-too-distant future. I feel that he needs really intensive physio to get his legs moving. The thought of not being able to walk again or drive his car is very stressful for him. My own physio has been on hold since February of last year so that now, over two years since my surgeries, I am no further forward to getting prosthetics.

There's not much else to say except thank you guys again for your love, prayers and support.

Much love to all,

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Tiny little steps start adding up to big steps! Hopefully, you will start seeing some big steps adding up too!


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Mary, I am so sorry they halted your therapies needed for you to get your prosthetics. They were certainly come in handy with everything going on. Praying you can get your self going forward again too.
So happy to hear your hubby is doing better. That is wonderful news, indeed!

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My continued thoughts and prayers for you, your hubby, and your family, Mary. hug

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A little improvement is good Mary ... that is encouraging news ... keeping you, hubby and family in my daily thoughts and prayers angel

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More prayers and hugs sent to You and your husband, good to hear some progress is being made and I hope for both of you that More progress continues. Take care.

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Mary, more Prayers and Positive thoughts on the way. I'm glad to hear hubby is doing a bit better. hug


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Hello dear Boomers! Hope you are all keeping well and safe!

So happy to report that things continue to improve for hubby. He has his voice back after many weeks of not being able to speak much, which was very stressful for both him and for the family. So nice to hear it at full throttle again! His appetite also continues to improve and he has had more calls from the dietition who said he can order more of the nutritional drinks as and when he needs them. He is also not as tired which means he is taking a lot more notice of what's going on and is using his iPad daily to watch some of his favourite programmes. He has also been using his excerciser for longer spells. He has been able to dress by himself as well. It really does my heart and mind good to see all of these small but continual improvements! The only blot on the landscape at the moment is his inability to stand unaided or to walk. He worries about the extra load this is putting on the family. I worry that he won't regain his mobility. If he doesn't, he won't be able to drive his car and this too worries him.

His next appointment is on the 16th for his second Covid jab, then he has another one on the 26th with his consultant. From there, we hope he will have another scan to see where things are. He is still experiencing some pain in his back on a regular basis but the morphine helps with this.

Not much else to report for now.

I want to thank you all again for your continued prayers and support for us both. I don't know how I would have coped without you all.

Much love,

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Mary, it's so good to hear that there have been some improvements. You, hubby, and family remain in my thoughts and prayers. hug

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Mary, that makes me happy to hear about this little improvements. I have a feeling they are going to start adding up and become big improvements!


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Mary, it's so good to hear that there have been some improvements. Hope he continues to improve!


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This makes me so happy to hear too! Every step in the right direction, no matter how small, is a great step!

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Really glad to hear that there is some more good news from you. May it continue to come! hug

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That is encouraging news, Mary.

I hope this leads to some decent quality of life for both of you, so you can enjoy your summer and spend some happy times together.


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Good news about your husband and for you, more prayers for both of you and may he continue to get better.

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Wonderful news about improvement Mary ... keeping you both and family in my prayers


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Mary, hubby's improvements must give you both hope.

Sending more healing prayers your way.
Love,
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Thank you everyone. hearts Hubby continues to improve, which does indeed give us more hope. Now, if we could only get his legs moving....most of the mass was in his spine, which obviously affected his ability to stand unaided or to walk, and also caused bladder and bowel problems which thankfully resolved in time. He is back to using his excerciser daily and I have been massaging his legs every morning before he gets up.

We are hoping for good results from the CT scan he will have, at least that he has gone into remission. With his type of cancer, there is a high possibility of it returning, even after three months of remission. If he can get to two years, the chance of it returning is small. What worries us is that he is stage 4, having metastasis in his liver. Also, he is too unwell to have treatment with Methotrexate, which would target any cancer cells in his brain and spinal fluid. We wonder if this might happen further down the line when he has regained some of his strength. All of this, CT scan, Methotrexate, depends on his meeting with his consultant on the 26th of this month. We shall see what he has to say. Hubby, of course, will have a lot of questions for him. I have been champing at the bit since the start of all this; I have been unable to accompany him for obvious reasons. Had I been able to, you can be sure we would know much more than we do! lol Our son has done a relatively good job but didn't want to push for answers when hubby was unable to at the start due to the shock of it all.

Thank you guys, again, for your supportive posts and prayers. I do believe they are working.

Much love to you all,

Mary hearts


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Thanks for the update Mary we will be hoping for the best and keeping you, Hubby and your family in our prayers. angel


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We will certainly continue sending you prayers and support. Love hearing updates heading in the right direction!


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prayers and hugs on the way, hope he gets better.

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Mary, I may not always post, but I do check in to read the latest. I'm not usually at a loss for words, but I do pray the best for you and your husband. Never sure which is harder, watching someone suffer and not being able to do much about it; or having to put off your own health issues. Either and both make life extra challenging. I hope you are both able to find something to do that brings some little bit of pleasure, in some way, every day. wave2


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Thanks guys! Your support and prayers lifted me up out of a very dark place and I will be forever grateful. hearts Hubby continues to be well and that is all I could ask for.

butterflybabe, sorry to read about your own struggles and pray for some ease for you soon. Watching hubby's struggle with his cancer was heart-wrenching and we as a family felt so helpless. As far as my own difficulties, my physio was halted over a year ago, when I was almost at the point of receiving my prosthetics. Nothing much I can do about that but it means I will probably have to start over again. Of course, hubby had to come first.
Just the fact that we are together, and can chat to one another and watch programmes together now is a world away from what things were a couple of months ago.
Thank you for your kind words and prayers, they mean a lot.

Much love,

Mary hearts


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"Just the fact that we are together, and can chat to one another and watch programmes together now is a world away from what things were a couple of months ago."

May this continue and improve for you every day MsMercury! hug

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