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Thanks for asking Kelly. It's nice to know someone is thinking about us.
We are hanging in there but it isn't getting any easier. My wife is just finishing her second week 'on' her xeloda. One month down, 5 to go.
It seems to be doing a good job of kicking her butt. Lots of fatigue, a little nausea once in awhile, lots more joint and bone pain which is making her back lesions bother her much more.
We seem to have crossed that line. For the first year when symptoms and side affects were at a minimum we could almost forget that we were dealing with cancer. Now though with all that she goes through daily you just can't ever forget anymore that cancer is the number one issue in our lives. It just kills me to go to work in the morning seeing how much she is suffering and how little I can do to help. Of course the constant pain, fatigue and nausea are also the constant reminder of how limited our time is.
Throw into the mix that her best friend may have ovarian cancer, surgery in a couple of weeks to remove and biopsy her only remaining ovary. I have an uncle, not one I am close to, who just went into hospice with brain cancer. It seems like cancer is everywhere and it is going to get us all, it's just a matter of when and how, but not if.