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I’m so sorry to hear about your husband. I cannot relate exactly but I can come pretty damn close. My brother died of lung cancer at age 43. That was 4 years ago. He was a non smoker and his only symptom was two weeks of severe headaches prior to diagnosis. He was scanned and had 8 lesions in his brain. Further investigation led to a Stage 4 lung cancer diagnosis. He was given 3 months to live. He ended up living two years after taking every imaginable chemo and undergoing over 100 rounds of radiation. Ultimately, it ended up in his spine and he declined quickly from there. My Dad was diagnosed with Stage 3 esophageal cancer ( non drinker and non smoker) 2 1/2 years ago. About 8 months ago it metastized to his liver and lungs. He died 9 days ago. He had malignant pleural effusions in both lungs and that is what ultimately took his life. It is awful and shocking and scary to have to face this and I truly feel for you. Having gone through this twice and now being on the other side, I can say this only....try to stay in the present moment as much as humanly possible. It will help you and it will help your husband. You will feel more peaceful and you will be most likely to exude peace to your husband. I know being the main caretaker can be terribly overwhelming. You must take breaks and try to take care of yourself. You will burn out if you don’t and your husband may start to feel like he’s a burden. The only way out is through and you WILL be ok. You really will. In the meantime, maybe check out Eckhart Tolle. He’s written some amazing books about staying in the present moment and I listened to his audiobooks nonstop while going through all of this it’s my brother and Dad. I’ll be thinking about you! Peace and strength to you.
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