Re: Hubby's update....
Well the port is in. He did well. He's getting really anxious about needles though and never was before this. They had to try three times to get the IV in him. Not sure what happened with the veins. He had the vein collapse just before he had it taken out in the hospital after the resection. My sis in law said their Mom had the same problems with veins. Made us thankful for the port.I talked to his surgeon about the anxiety my husband has been having. I think it has alot to do with the his pain. He just cannot relax and I know that creates more pain first hand. He suggested he be put on a antidepressant and I am going to see our reg doc about it today.Maybe he can get off t he cigarettes with it's help.He smokes when he hurts alot. The pain med was changed from vicoden to darvecet (SP?) and it seems to help him more .He can sleep alot better now too.Before he slept maybe 45 minutes at most at a shot and he was exhausted. He did get reassured that all the pain he is experiencing is completely normal. We go to the cancer center on thursday. Is there anything we should be sure and ask ? Since he is C2 Stage 3 I imagine the chemo will be a strong one wouldn't it?
I had better go. Got calls to make . All my best to everyone.Hugs and prayers, Sherri