Hello, I am so sorry to hear about your situation, cancer is such a cruel thing and doesnt discriminate, it effects everyone and of all ages. Nothing is fair with such an monster. You don't need an family connection to develop it. Your wife's fear is more than understandable, especially with past infections. However the hospital will endeavour to do their best and ensure that this will not occur again, especially if infection has happened before. They will pay more careful attention to that aspect. It's great to see that you have a supportive family and money/house work is no problem for you. But please do remember that there are programs which can assist, if you like. (Call ph: 13 11 20 Cancer Council for the listed information). If your finding that you need to speak to someone, they can help with that as well. But everyone is different. I understand perfectly what this is like, i always felt inbetween emotions - anywhere from helpless, frustration to saddnes. The symptoms that your describing does sound rather typical of what chemo can usually do. Tho if your worried you can contact your treating doctor. You could always seek an second opinion. Remember that there is no real determined timeline to these kind of things and its merely an doctor's guess. Its not always gonna be accurate.
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