Today seemed like a long day, but a good one. Marty felt better today than the last few days. We beat her butt in a few games of cribbage then went through some old photos. A nurse came by to talk about the future & such. She wasn't here 5 minutes & SHE started crying! Gosh... we ended up feeling bad for her & gave her support. A year ago day after tomorrow her sister died.... from exactly what Marty has.....same age, same everything, except she choose to have chemo, and the first chemo made her so sick she was never the same, then 35 hours after the second dose, she died. How sad is that? The nurse was amazed at how we were handling things, and how good our attitude was. We assured her that we have our times of tears, but today was a good day.
No need for a second opinion. We personally know the Dr that analyzed the X-ray & PET scan. The symptoms and science speaks for themselves. Marty & Eloise have seen this many many times during their nursing careers. IF she was going to have chemo, then maybe a second opinion as to what drug would be the drug of choice, but, choosing to let nature take it's course, no need to have opinions. We just know that the cancer is advanced. Chemo at this time would simply change her life instantly, and change it for the worse. She would never have another decent day. The way she's choosing, she will have many good days. No one knows how many, but, you know how sometimes people say "If I she could only have one more day, one more week. ? Well, tomorrow IS that day, the next 7 days IS that week. We are going to pull up our big boy pants, wipe the tears, and smile at the sunshine. However, there will be no smiles at below zero temps!!!
Again, thank you all for the thoughts and prayers.