Colon cancer metastasized to lungs: Husband severely depressed

Posted by lah @lah, Jul 1, 2020

hi all. Haven’t been here for a while, although have been thinking about coming back. My husband was diagnosed with colon cancer 6 1/2 years ago. His cancer metastasized to both of his lungs 3 years into this nightmare. He has been on every treatment program for colon cancer, all the chemos, and immunotherapy. He is on a chemo with an immunotherapy treatment right now. Dr did the test and found out he has the wild kras gene.
I’m not sure I am saying all this correctly. Because I feel like I’ve been in a whirlwind totally helpless. He had a PET scan yesterday dr told us the treatment plan is working. still ! He will have 6 more treatments then another PET scan. If it is good they will do a lung biopsy and take out the biggest one. My question is any other caregivers dealing with the patient being severely depressed? It’s getting worse. Sometimes He’s like jekyll and hyde! Is this normal side effects?

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@cookidy

My husband is depressed too.
He had a partial obstruction and the tumors are on lining of abdomen. No one seem to want to help him with the partial obstruction.

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@yannis, you are so good at advocating for your husband and getting answers from his cancer team. I’m wondering if you might have some words of encouragement and tips for Cookidy.

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@colleenyoung

Hi Cookidy, I'm sorry to hear that your husband is not getting seen for the obstruction. Is he being seen at a large cancer center? What have his surgeon and oncologist said?

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They aint saying nothing about obstruction. He keep going back to hospital. He went to cancer treatment centers of America in GA. But no ones doing anything about the obstruction.
Please help us. Well him.

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@cookidy

They aint saying nothing about obstruction. He keep going back to hospital. He went to cancer treatment centers of America in GA. But no ones doing anything about the obstruction.
Please help us. Well him.

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Might it be possible for you to consider Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida? Click this link to more information on how to request an appointment. http://mayocl.in/1mtmR63

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