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CaregiverPete's Recent CancerCompass Activity

  • CaregiverPete has replied to a post on the message board

    Pippy, thank you for sharing.  My wife is receiving some natural treatments here in the states.  I hope your father in laws scans yield positive results. Have a safe trip to Germany. Please keep all of us posted on his well being. Please let us know how your coping as well.  We're all in this fight together.  

    April 04 at 2:44 PM view post
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      Gigi Please come back.  We need to give you support. Thinking of you all alone is affecting all of us. Please reach out..... please come back Happy Easter Gigi... Please....

      March 30 at 1:29 PM view post
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        Mickie  If your out there...... please come back to us. It's been too long..... please. Happy Easter 

        March 30 at 1:25 PM view post
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          Mama My heart goes out to you. I hope this Easter is a day of special thoughts, memories and love towards your mother and family. Make it all about her.  She deserves every moment of attention.   If your mom is truly tired and wants to give up.... maybe this Easter family day is just what she needs to rebuild and rekindle her fight.  I hope you have a very special Easter mama. One that you'll r...

          March 30 at 1:22 PM view post
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            Hi Lena Thank you for asking about my wife.  She is doing ok. Aside from knowing cancer is currently inside her, she still continues to fight back pain and discomfort with smiles and laughter.  Doctors are keeping a very close eye on her. Doctors gave her so much treatment yesterday. More than she's ever gotten at once.  Eribulin_ IV chemotherapy for her mets breast cancer Tagrisso_(expe...

            March 30 at 1:21 PM view post
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              Hi Punky Thank you for always keeping me close and sending me virtual (((hugs))).   I appreciate so much that you always visit us. There are so many caregivers we don't hear from anymore. I often wonder how others that we know are coping.... but I'm selfish with this feeling I have. I WANT and NEED to KNOW how others are coping. We've all made emotional connections with people here on cc. Where do they g...

              March 30 at 1:19 PM view post
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                Hi Peppermint  This is a very special family of caregivers for me. Thank you for so much for having confidence in me. I break down a little. I grief a little, I probably say some weird stuff now and then, but you always know I get back up, brush off, and saddle back up. I know if I started talking stupid thoughts day in and day out every single day, you'd be kicking my butt. You'd all be kicking my butt. ...

                March 30 at 1:17 PM view post
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                  Hi Marge  Thank you so much for being in my group of souls watching out for me. I couldn't have asked for a better group of cargivers. Your right, it is a combo of things, physically and mentally. If I let one or the other fall apart, both qualities fail, and if they both fail, I fail for her. I will make sure that doesn't happen. Both of our well being depends on it. Happy Easter 

                  March 30 at 1:15 PM view post
                  • CaregiverPete has replied to a post on the message board

                    Hi Ray My wife is alot like Helen. She is my caregiver.  She's always positive in her thoughts and feelings. She is appreciative with everything i do for her. I always have this desire to do better and give her more surprises. You're absoulely right Ray, my wife refuses to be dragged down. She'll lay in bed for a little bit, then get up and sit in the sun, watch the girls play in the dog pen and laugh at a...

                    March 30 at 1:14 PM view post
                    • CaregiverPete has replied to a post on the message board

                      Hi Lisa In sickness and in health is my everyday. I love caring for her. I just whispered that to her ear the other night. "We've had over two decades of health together", I'd take care of you in sickness for two decades more".... She gave me a deep hug that i didn't want to let go. We both believe in the power of laughter. It changes the subject and mood from fighting cancer to still finding happiness in be...

                      March 30 at 1:11 PM view post
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                      About CaregiverPete

                      Caregiver
                      Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell
                      After Treatment, Cancer Diagnosis, Emotional Support, Lifestyle

                      My name is pete. I've been married for 18 years. My wife and I have been together for 27 years. High school sweethearts.

                      I've been a caregiver husband since her IDC breast cancer diagnosis in Nov 2014. My wife had grade 3 tumor, triple negative breast cancer stage IIIA, 25 pos+ lymph nodes. Double mastectomy, 4 rounds of chemotherapy (Adriamycin and Cytoxan), radiation.

                      And.....1.5 months later....

                      In January 2015 she was diagnosed with
                      Non small cell lung cancer, EGFR mutation stage IIA lung cancer. Upper left lobe removed. 4 rounds of chemotherapy (Taxotere and Cisplatin). Radiation, 12 months of Tarceva.

                      Totally Cancer free NED since Nov 2016.

                      Left lung Pleural Effusion drained Aug 15, 2017. 1500cc

                      PET scan Aug 16 2017 showed spots on bones....:(
                      Distant recurrence of Breast Cancer on bones and sacrum

                      Aug 2017 Started XGEVA - injection for bone density treatment

                      Aug 2017 Started XELODA oral chemotherapy for distant recurrence breast cancer. 8 pills a day for 2 weeks then 7 days off, repeat for 4 cycles.

                      Nov 20th 2017 PET scan shows XELODA didn't work :( wife won't have to take final round of XELODA.

                      Nov 28th 2017 started new chemotherapy. Eribulin IV push. 3 rounds...2 weeks on 1 week off.

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