Hi Joan, here goes. Danny broke a rib in Sept. We went to the Dr. every month or so and xrays were taken. Finally, in March a CTscan was ordered. In April a CTscan w/biopsy proved to be cancer. We then were rushed to a cancer Dr. where the ball realy started moving. Radiation and Chemo. I asked the radiation Dr. what stage Danny was in and was given this, " I really don't like to talk stages but the cancer is too advanced for surgery". June and July looked promising and then at the end of July the cancer started growing with a vengence. The Chemo Dr. said Stage iv. I wasn't sure if Danny knew what that meant but I sure did. The pain in the rib started getting out of control so in November Morphine was given in a drip until a dose could be measured. He came home for Thanksgiving then on Dec. the 5th, Hospice was called in. Methodone was substituted for Morphine so he was a lot more alert. He never one time complained or lost his sense of humor. He was teasing us the Day he died.
I don't know how I will be able to live without him...35 years wasn't enough. I still remember things we did in School. When he showed up for school...
Thank you, Joan for letting me talk about him again. Cheryl