I felt like checking in here after almost a year to the day. I saw your name, and had to write. You and I joined about
the same time (2008). You and my husband, Peter, have been through the most difficult of all the stories that I have ever heard. I won't go into all the details, as you know them, but he is still fighting the good fight after the extenuation surgery and now two permanent stomas, urostomy and colostomy. I have been changing them for him for a year and a half.
Happy Birthday to you and I wish you many more. You have been a wonderful inspiration to so many on this forum and to me especially. I never heard of anyone other than my husband who suffered so much from the treatments. The cancer is nothing compared to the savageness that the radiations, salvage surgery, lupron, fistulas, etc. have caused. The doctors, unfortunately don't know what to do with Peter now. They give him more oxicontin and oxidodone, and antidepressants, and probably four more drugs. The lupron now, has taken a tole more than it did before. He can barely walk. You and your wife continue to be inspirations to each other and to anyone who knows you. Even though we have never met in person, I know what you both are going through. God Bless you both, and Forge Ahead. much love, Di