My husband of 22 years was diagnosed with terminal cancer a week ago Friday.
He went from being sick, and me being TERRIFIED he HAD cancer--to actually HAVING cancer all within the space of 48 hours.
Liver cancer. One of the bad ones. It' s word I have to keep looking up to even remember what it is, or how to pronounce it. Why are medical words to complicated and hard to remember?
Like this one.
Cholangiocarcinoma, cancer of the liver bile duct.
Metastistic cancer, well that means it has spread. Classifying him as Stage 4. Ya, that's a bad stage to be at with cancer.
That's where they start telling you about "prolonging life" and "treating your symptoms" and saying things like "no cure".
That's where you find out about chemotherapies like Gemcitabine
This is where you walk into Huntsman Cancer Institute once a week for an 8 hour day and think "Damn, this is real!"
This is where I will blog about it, and him and my family and our journey.
I will be real, I may swear, I promise I will cry. We invite you to follow along if you like.
This will be our journey. Kyle's journey. The joy the sorrow. The ups and downs. The path we take as we move forward. I will try and keep people updated along the way.
This is what I've got for today....
Stay tuned to see what comes next.
Dorien & Kyle