When my husband first began his chemo, we had to go to the local hospital as it was a holiday week and the oncologist did not want to wait a week to begin. Our experience there was not the best. The room was really crowded and it was very loud and impersonal. I don't believe it was the nurses fault as they tried hard to create a positive environment, but it was an awful experience. Our second round of treatment was given in the oncologist office where their are individual "stations" with alot more privacy and the nursing staff is wonderful. As this is also palliative care--it would be nice if more was offered to help all aspects of being--mind, body and soul, but it is much better than the oncology ward at the hospital. I am so glad to hear that you and your husband are receiving all possible comforts available during this time.
I have been thinking of you and yours and continue to pray for comfort and peace.
Age of diagnosis--62
2/28/08--PSA 279 DRE--positive/rock hard
Flomax and Casadex started
Biopsy--3/7/08--187cc--Gleason 10--12 of 12 positive--Perineural and LV invasion identified
T4 bone met.--hydroureteronephrosis/right kidney
3/28/08--Lupron Inj. started
4/7/08--Zometa IV started
5/20/08--Tubes placed in kidneys (through back)
5/21/08--diagnosed Neuro Endocrine Prostate carcinoma