... Can anyone tell me if there is anything I can do to help my husband recuperate from his radiation. Any hints as to what I can feed him / he has a stomach tube but is beginning to eat soft food, some baby food, ice cream. Anything special I can give him to start to build him up? (26 replies)
... My husband and I met 8 years ago- and we were married 4 years ago. In 2009 I noticed some health issues that were worrisome with him. In July of '10 he was diagnosed with Throat Cancer- (he NEVER smoked-no heavy drinking- no tobacco use of any kind.) Because he was self-employeed he wanted to, "finish up all the customers work" before surgery then treatment. (he was a... (1 replies)
You are an obviously amazing woman! Compassionate, giving, caring
and attentive to your spouse beyond so much aren't you. I applaud
you and your loving heart! I have a heart and giving nature so seem
inly similar to yours.
You are a gift and not hired help. With more "heart to hearts" with your
spouse; some bounderies perhaps need to be readdressed so he... (6 replies)
... My boyfriend of 7 years was diagnosed with stage 4 throat cancer just before the thanksgiving holiday. Ours has always been a rocky relationship, but I truly love him and was committed to seeing him through this. ... (6 replies)
... I'm sorry for what you're going through. Don't listen to the self-righteous "I wouldn't put my mom in a nursing home" morons. I suppose it's easy for them to make judgments when they're not living your life.
I take care of my mom but I know eventually I will have to put her in a nursing home. Her mind is debilatating w/ all the meds she's on. I see a noticeable decrease... (6 replies)
... Pancreatic Cancer That Has Gone Into The Bones...spent All Of November Going To Radiation Every Day And Chemo Once A Week...mom Went From Walker To Wheelchair To Not Getting Out Of Bed At All... ... (6 replies)
... ental health. Cannot abandon them.... can't keep running...Cannot imagine what the writer does with small children and all the health issues of her husband with throat cancer. Appreciate in put , ideas, experiences of others. ... (7 replies)
... d wires they had on him...by last friday the 3rd he was getting back to his old self and knew he had to leave things alone...due to the scarring from surgery and radiation to his throat and the intubation his throat had become swollen and he was unable to swallow even water for a while... ... (34 replies)
... We're glad to have you here!! Please feel free to vent any frustrations, as well as share any joys.
I know what it's like to be the sole driver. My husband is legally blind, among other things, so he can't drive at all.
If i may, I'd like to offer two bits of advice-
1) do something to give yourself a break once in a while. Even if it's just a 5 minute walk.
2) if you... (7 replies)
... He was diag'd with throat cancer back in 2003, and even though his cancer is gone, has suffered numerous health problems since. ... (7 replies)
... eems to help him is 3 extra strength acetaminophen caffeine...his appetite is very poor and he is getting to be very picky in what he does eat...also I think the radiation had changed the way things taste and this makes it harder to cook for him...I try to keep a liquid nutritional supplement on had in case he skips a meal... ... (34 replies)
... and now I'm taking care of my father through his throat cancer and various other ailments including ...pacemaker... ... (34 replies)
... HOPING SAL IS FEELING BETTER, RICK HAD HIS SCANS YESTERDAY AND WE WILL KNOW NEXT TUES THE OUTCOME. HE IS ALSO SCHEDULED NEXT THURS, FOR BIOPSIES TO MAKE SURE THE RADIATION WORKED. I'M SURE THAT HIS THROAT IS REALLY GOING TO HURT AFTER THIS. ... (26 replies)
... FOOD DOWN. HE HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO EAT BABY FOOD BECAUSE IT TO ACIDIC, TRY THE EGGS AND LET ME KNOW HOW IT WORKS. I TOLD RICK THAT THIS TREATMENT FOR TONGUE AND THROAT CANCER SHOULD BE USED AS A WEAPON IN WAR. ... (26 replies)