Jennifer you are a brave lady. My husband’s diagnosis was 20 days ago. Stage 4 esophageal cancer with metastasis to liver and adrenal glands. He’s 59, never smoked and we are facing terrible odds. The big comprehensive cancer center we tried offered only palative chemo. We came back to be treated by more rural docs, but some with fighting spirit. We start Tuesday. It is so hard to see him in such discomfort and not be able to fix this. It’s so hard to know that I may not have him in 90 days. I try to stay focused and make sure I do everything I can to help him each day with research, appointments , nutrition and basic care. Doing that allows me to sleep at night. Doing everything possible and then handing the rest to God. That’s all I can offer and I’m not sure it’s gonna be enough, because I feel more abandoned by God now even though I know it’s not true, I just feel that because this seems so very unfair. one ray of hope I’ve found is use of keytrudia in trials, super promising and worth asking about. I’m also a big believer in nutrition to starve the disease. You may not be able to kill it, but you can slow it down. Everyday you keep him here is a day closer to the promise of a cure. Your family is in my prayers
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