My husband is 74. Just diagnosed 4 weeks ago. With small cell lung cancer. It has spread to his bones and spot on his liver. He had his first chemo treatment 3 weeks ago. All he does is sleep he hardly eats. I told the doctor and because he is nauses sometimes and she gave him medication. He is suppose to have his next treatment in 2 days. His daughter just passed away in April of breast cancer. I have been married to him for 33 years. It breaks my heart to see someone I love so much suffer. Is there a light at the end of this meaning is this treatment suppose to give him any quality of life? The doctor said if he doesn't get treatment he will be gone in 2 months. But at least then he was able to enjoy life. Now he is a zombie all the time and sleeping all the time. I do not know what to do. I have read lot of other peoples postings and I think the quality of life for advanced lung cancer and chemo is wrong. My husband is suffering so much he is not the same person. The doctor talked him into gaving at least 1 chemo treatment I think he is at the end so really think about what choice to make in your quality of life. ;(View Thread
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