Truscifi Posted January 21, 2012 Share Posted January 21, 2012 My grandfather has cancer. We have known for a while, and he has been going through all the tests to determine treatment. We had just met last week with a radiation oncology, who sounded very positive about his prognosis. He had a PET scan Thursday to verify the location of the 2 small tumors, one on his left lung and one on his trachea, that had been previously identified and he was to start targeted radiation therapy next week. Yesterday my grandmother got a call to come in immediately for another consult. The PET scan showed the cancer has spread and is now all over both lungs. At least the other tumor on his trachea hasn't changed. So now instead of radiation for a set length of time with limited side effects and a good prognosis, he is looking at chemo for an indefinite length of time with a more iffy prognosis. My aunt lives closest to them and is helping with day to day things. My mom is in another state and has asked me to sort of act as her proxy, checking on them weekly and helping as needed. I have no problem doing this, but I just found out I am pregnant, and I don't know how long all this is going to last, or how long I'll be able to help. My grandparents live over an hour away. I haven't told my family about the new baby yet (it was totally unexpected and dh and I are trying to get used to the idea ourselves - we just found out last week - hey, y'all are the first to know!). So I am upset about the cancer thing, and stressed about the caretaking thing, and trying to figure out how to tell my family about the baby thing. :001_huh: If anyone has actually made it all the way through this rambling mess, and wants to pray/send healing thoughts/wish luck/whatever, it would be appreciated. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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