amfa wrote:My fiance and I have been together for 9 years he is currently 44 years old.
In January of 2015 he was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. After a sigmoudectimy, a microwave ablation of the tumor in the liver, and 6 months of chemo, additional tumors were found in the pelvic area. A surgery in November 2015 to remove the new tumors discovered peritoneal carsinomatosis. At that point he was given 1.5-2 years expectancy, maybe an additional year with more chemo. After 4 rounds of the new chemo we stopped due to his severe reaction to it - quality over quantity. Hospice was started in February of this year.
In mid-March the severe stomach pain started. In trying to manage the pain we discovered that he had a reaction to morphine which completely stopped his gut functions. Stopping the morphine got things moving again and him able to drink and eat again.
Now his stomach has become so distended that he looks pregnant and he has lost most of the muscle mass in his arms so they look like sticks with flesh hanging on them. He sleeps a lot now but still gets up, moves around the house occasionally and hangs out on the couch.
I'm trying to find info on what to expect in the last 6 months of life because I feel that we are not getting the 1.5-2 years we were told about in November.
I know every case is different but can anyone tell me what stage we may be at and what I can expect moving forward?
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