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It's like hugging a skeleton :(

Posted by on Apr. 6, 2013 at 10:19 AM
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My husband is so thin right now. He's always been fit and athletic...still is...but he has lost so much muscle mass due to this cancer; he's skin and bones. I sometimes feel like I'll break him if I hug him too hard.

Poor guy...I know he's self-conscious about it, so I never say anything; I know we'll get through this, it's just so scary to see him this way!

by on Apr. 6, 2013 at 10:19 AM
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beatlelovermom
by on Apr. 6, 2013 at 10:20 AM
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aphrodite7400
by Silver Member on Apr. 6, 2013 at 10:22 AM

awwwww how sad! how old is he? what type of cancer does he have?

my FIL passed last June from Esophageoal (sp) cancer, he got so skeletal at the end, it was so painful for him. he was 70.

LovelyMommy24
by on Apr. 6, 2013 at 10:22 AM
I'm sorry :(
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ksueditz
by on Apr. 6, 2013 at 10:23 AM
I'm sorry.
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WinterRosesmom
by on Apr. 6, 2013 at 10:23 AM
:-( I'm sorry
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Birdseed
by Bronze Member on Apr. 6, 2013 at 10:23 AM
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I'm sorry.  I'm sure he hates it.  But keep hugging him.  You won't break him.

Also, any way to get more calories into him?  Ensure?  More frequent, small, high protein and fat meals?  Stuff like avocado, tuna, yams, yogurt, cheese, stuff like that?


chaslee
by on Apr. 6, 2013 at 10:24 AM

:(  So sorry.

Kerannmer
by Gold Member on Apr. 6, 2013 at 10:29 AM

He's 45, acute lymphocytic leukemia. He can't be treated conventionally until it progresses to stage IV (he's III right now), which really could be a few years. We're not thrilled about chemo, anyway.

Right now, we're eating 100% clean & organic (but we have for a long time), and doing alternative treatments (lymph massage, infrared sauna, acupuncture, vitamin/supplement regimen, etc.). His last WBC was good...almost the same as the previous 8 weeks. He's just dropping pounds. I don't think the cancer is making him lose weight, but because his body fat% has always been low to begin with (he's an extreme athlete and adventure-junkie, lol), he's losing muscle--even though he hasn't slowed down toom much. He just can't build any tissue.

I know it's frustrating for him because he's always been a bit vain that way, and everything hangs on him.


Quoting aphrodite7400:

awwwww how sad! how old is he? what type of cancer does he have?

my FIL passed last June from Esophageoal (sp) cancer, he got so skeletal at the end, it was so painful for him. he was 70.


 

johnsmama98
by Bronze Member on Apr. 6, 2013 at 10:30 AM

hugsim sorry

Tooth_Inspector
by Platinum Member on Apr. 6, 2013 at 10:31 AM
:( I'm so sorry!
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