My wife is really having a hard time with her brain cancer right now. She started back up on Avastin on Wednesday, and it's really beginning to feel like she may not make it out of this. It's hard to write this because I've always been positive and tried to be optimisitic. You have to be.
She had started showing signs of weakening on one side of her face a couple weeks back and it's progressing. She has coughing attacks when she tries to drink, and spits up whatever she's sipped.
Her breathing sounds labored. She loses her balance and I have to help her up from the couch or bed more and more. The oncologist said that when she took a break from Avastin (to let an incision heal), there may have been time to let some tumor grow near her brain stem which is pushing and giving her these problems. He made it sound like it would clear up once the Avastin kicks in, but it sure doesn't seem to be workign yet.
I'm in a cloud...a hazy, sad, dark and lonely cloud. I'm sorry to be a bummer to all of you brave, brave people fighting so hard, but I have no one to talk to who might understand. Thanks for letting me vent and please be well.